A Break

A Break

Yesterday we got a break in the rain. We saw sunshine! So my rubber boots and I headed out to check our little piece of heaven, our woods and prairie. And where the water was flowing into our pond, the mosquito larvae and centipede were taking advantage of their new habitat! If I had not…

Oh My, Pee!

Oh My, Pee!

Our next stop was on the southside of Coffee Mill Lake where there is a hunter’s campground not far from the lake shore. Only the bare essentials at the camp, a cleared place to park and pitch a tent. And a fence to keep out the bears…just kidding. More likely to keep the hunters parked…

99

99

Ninty-nine would have been Shirley’s age on Friday (May 24th). And family, old friends and nature nerds were at the Thomsen Foundation on Saturday to celebrate Shirley on the annual Shirley Lusk Day walk. Thank you so much to the Thomsen Foundation, Lisa, Lyle, and Logan for another celebration of Shirley! Indeed Shirley was such…

May 9th

May 9th

May 9th was the last field day. Then we will go back a few days next week. And that will conclude the survey season at the Caddo NG. Indeed always new things to see and learn. And perhaps next week we can make it to the creek. Wild Find: Fossil Captures 155-Million-Year-Old Brittle Star Mid-Regeneration…

Second Act of First Wed

Second Act of First Wed

The recent rains are really helping the plants put on a show! I really hope it goes through the summer too. You owe it to yourself to go see the beautiful LBJ NG this spring! Don’t miss the show! How to Use an Anvil (If You’re a Wrasse) Massive Mosasaurs May Have Evolved More Than…

Inside

Inside

Some folks like to be inside. I must say I do like to be inside when I eat and sleep. Ok, some other times too. However my favorite times are outdoors with nature. 🙂 Now my new house guest will be inside until it requests to leave in ten or twelve days! Seedy Behavior Making…

Blending

Blending

A wonderful start to the day! Are women in research being led up the garden path? Scientists Discover Hundreds of Unique Species in Africa’s Newest Ecoregion This Freaky Worm Has ‘Outstanding Vision’, And Scientists Don’t Know Why 7,200 Years Ago: How Neolithic Shepherds Navigated the Complexities of Early Agriculture Spring 2024 Plant Sales Keep looking!…

Lost But Found

Lost But Found

The adventure continued at the Caddo NG! Does a snail go slow because it doesn’t want to miss a thing? Hmmm, I have a lot in common with the snail. Moon reserves? Astronomers call for ‘urgent action’ to protect the Moon Planting Trees in ‘Wrong Places’ Actually Boosts Global Warming Spring 2024 Plant Sales 11…

Litter

Litter

On the grasslands litter gets left behind. Humans of course do it, but really the interesting litter is what you find in nature’s ground litter such as grasses and leaves. Stop to pause this winter to see what you can find in nature’s litter. 🙂 The moon may enter a new geological period thanks to…

Last Stop

Last Stop

This was the last stop they had wanted to scout, Rucker’s Pond. This unit is one I have visited often for several reasons. It is close to our house and the pond is great for letting the dogs take a swim. In fact, a person had his dogs splashing in the water while he was…