Sharing

Sharing

Do you have all your appendages crossed for rain? So when you garden, do you plant more than you need? Long ago I read this was the way…plant more than you need. The why is because then you can share. Well, this year I planted a garden (thanks Claire). And my plan all along, was…

Was it too hot

Was it too hot

This morning we did another quail survey. We have been using the Merlin app to record the species of birds we hear. This morning’s list includes Mourning Dove, Purple Martin American Crow, House Sparrow, Painted Bunting, Blue Grosbeak, Painted Bunting, Northern Cardinal, Blue Jay, Carolina Wren, Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, White-eyed Vireo, titmouse, Eastern Phoebe, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher,…

Screams and Mandibles

Screams and Mandibles

On today’s walk, several critters brought joy to my day. And hopefully yours as well! I carefully got close to get a close up shot and movie. As you can see, the snake watched Gracie as she walked passed me and the snake. 🙂 Light pollution is disrupting the seasonal rhythms of plants and trees,…

Up early this morn!

Up early this morn!

Up early this morn for the quail survey. And we had good luck! Contrary to popular belief, woodpeckers don’t protect their brains when headbanging trees Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know.

Up Close

Up Close

Another hot one on tap today, eh. At least ERCOT did not have to put out an alert. Comet K2 will reach its closets point to Earth tomorrow Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know.

Open wide

Open wide

Our temperature dropped from 96 degrees to 76 degrees this afternoon. Whew wasn’t that nice! Study of Ancient Mass Extinction Reveals Dinosaurs Took Over Earth Amid Ice, Not Warmth Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know.

A Quick Jaunt

A Quick Jaunt

On June 24th, I took a quick (two hours) jaunt to the LBJ grasslands. I had run across a parasitic plant in the flora. I was curious if I could locate a specimen. Currently it is not on any list I have for this area. I was not successful this time. Notice I said this…

Homecookin’

Homecookin’

Who doesn’t appreciate a great home cooked meal? I know I always enjoyed my Mom cooking for me. 8 Reasons to ‘Bee’ in Awe of Pollinators When Did Early Humans Start Using Fire? To Find Answers, Scientists Enlist Artificial Intelligence Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and the more you see,…

Vulture Fans

Vulture Fans

So Edgar has fans including me! Suzanne had a comment a few days ago about Edgar. She said “I hope you’re able to get a pic when it fledged sitting on the roof with its parents.” So with this in mind, the wildlife camera was set up this morning! Now, hopefully we will get to…

Gotta look

Gotta look

Can one really not stop to look? In fact, it may be in the DNA of a naturalist to stop. 😉 Concluding the Thomsen Foundations finds. Tomorrow on to the Garnett Preserve! How plants turned predator Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know.

Covered in fur

Covered in fur

Indeed, this is a wonderful time of the year, spring and summer. New life is bursting forth! Always fun to watch! California Investigating Oil Companies For Alleged Plastic Recycling Deception  A New Candidate for Oldest Tree in the World Is Discovered in Chile Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and the…