The Hackberry

The Hackberry

The humble Hackberry tree (Celtis) is often called a trash tree. In fact, this is so undeserved. True it is not good for lumber, but wow does it have other great qualities. The Hackberry can live 100-150 years, a great shade tree, and also tolerate air and soil pollutants. Moreover the wildlife love it! These…

Fifteen

Fifteen

We got a few sprinkles today. Hopefully you got a tad more than .01 inch that was in our rain bucket. Native Land Digital Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know

Inside day

Inside day

It was a morning spent inside taking photos and trying to ID stuff. So I was looking at my pets on the shelf. Had there been any changes? Of course, I took walks with Gracie today. Here is a cat that Gracie does not have any interest in for chasing or otherwise. LOL Hence, a…

Listen

Listen

Do you listen with your ears? I do, but I also listen to what nature tries to tell me visually as well. Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know.

Move

Move

Some days on my outings to the grasslands, I do not rack up many miles. In fact, most of the time I can spend a lot of time in just one spot. So I took a moment to observe it. The bee dove down to gather the pollen hidden in the flower of the Black…

Stuck

Stuck

So much of the world is invisible to most folks. You walk past it every day. Well, it seems lately I have been stuck on the small stuff. Here are a few of the small things I found yesterday at the LBJ grasslands. The Secret Microscope That Sparked a Scientific Revolution Keep looking! The more…

Cool cats

Cool cats

Over the past few days, we have found some cats (ie caterpillars)! I saw three monarchs heading south today. One at the LBJ grasslands and two here at the house. It seems like the Emperors butterflies have really exploded here. I wonder where they have been hiding all summer? Nary an Emperor cat have I…

Second stop

Second stop

Because we drive slowly, we often need to pull to the side of the road to let a big truck or car pass us. They all have work and/or places to go. ;-). The next spot that we could safely pull off the road for a big truck, had a shady spot to park. Additionally,…

Two guests

Two guests

Today, I have two guest photographers! Both had exciting finds! Thank you to both of the photographers today for sharing! National Geographic marine life photographer Cristina Mittermeier Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know.

One trombone

One trombone

Yesterday, I made a visit to the LBJ grasslands on unit near our house. Jeanne was available. So we met up about 9am. An enormous ‘isopod’ has been discovered in the Gulf of Mexico Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know.