Berries to thorns

Berries to thorns

We did not stay long in the creek bottom as I needed to head back to the house. Surely when time allows, we will head back to further explore the area. The world’s largest organism is slowly being eaten by deer Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and the more you…

Along a creek

Along a creek

If you have been following along with my posts, you know we almost always end up in a gully or creek. That day was no exception LOL. The following is what we found that day along the creek. A fossilized egg laid by an extinct, human-sized turtle holds a rare jackpot Macro Photos Reveal the…

Let’s talk turkey

Let’s talk turkey

Gobble, gobble, gobble, tuk, yike, gobble, gobble, gobble, gobble, gobble, gobble, gobble, gobble, tuk, yike, gobble, gobble, gobble, gobble, tuk, yike, gobble, gobble, gobble, gobble, gobble, gobble, gobble, gobble, and gobble! Well, I did say talk turkey and in their native language. This tribe helped the Pilgrims survive for their first Thanksgiving. They still regret…

Fallen

Fallen

Yesterday morning was a grasslands day! Yahoo! I need my grasslands fix or is it just a nature fix? Whatever it is, definitely is something I need. Eerie video captures elusive, alien-like squid gliding in the Gulf of Mexico First-Ever mRNA Vaccine for Lyme Disease Shows Promise in Guinea Pigs Keep looking! The more you…

Yum for the spider

Yum for the spider

Can I find anything at home of interest? Of course I can! Here are today’s finds! Snakes Diversified Explosively After the Dinosaurs Were Wiped Out 66 Million Years Ago The Moon’s Top Layer Has Enough Oxygen To Sustain 8 Billion People for 100,000 Years Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and…

New plant for me

New plant for me

Still in the drainage to the pond, we continue on with the July 20th outing. We discover more fungi, insects, and a new plant for me. Butterflies Cross the Vast Sahara Desert in Longest-Known Insect Migration This Sponge Fossil May Be the Earliest Record of Animal Life Keep looking!

Dog-lichen!!!

Dog-lichen!!!

As we headed down into the pond drainage ditch…the Dog Lichen or Pelt Lichen(Peltigera) was spotted! So lucky to have another great find for the grasslands. So many treasures to be discovered. Keep looking!

Micro habitat

Micro habitat

Do you remember Horton the Elephant? I have always loved that story by Dr. Seuss! Horton tries to save a small world that no one can see or hear in the book titled “Horton Hears a Who”. When I peer through the microscope, I think of Horton and the scientists that are doing the same….

Big as plates

Big as plates

The fungus continues to amaze as I continue on with the grasslands outing from the 16th. I may not know exactly what species they are, but I still enjoy them! Showers today! The rain only amounted to about .15″. But the thing of it was, that each time I took Gracie for a walk I…

Slime mold

Slime mold

I never realized or thought about how many slime molds(myxomycetes) are around us. Of course, it is hard not to miss the tapioca slime mold like I have shown y’all before. And you have probably seen the dog vomit/scramble eggs slime mold, but after watching a presentation at BRIT brown bag lecture by Ashley Bordelon…