Cold Stratification

Cold Stratification

All of the gardeners out there know about cold stratification that some seeds need to germinate. Well, hopefully today’s weather helped them along because it seemed a bit cold today. 😉 So it was on my third walk today, when this topic crossed my mind as I walked with my head down in the wind….

A Cute Wren

A Cute Wren

As per our usual we took our early morning walk. Today after the early morning walk, I headed over to the grasslands with Jeanne. So yep photos to label. And tomorrow grasslands photos! One of The World’s Most Mysterious Whales Shows Signs of Holding Traditions Ill-judged tree planting in Africa threatens ecosystems, scientists warn Thanks…

On the Trail with Quayle

On the Trail with Quayle

A field trip with Jeff Quayle is always fun and educational. So if you can, I highly recommend it. So a big thanks to Jeff for organizing another great field trip! Definitely check out other Jeff field trips scheduled for this spring at NPAT Ft. Worth chapter for a list. Switchgrass: An Old Grass Gets…

Now on the Edge

Now on the Edge

We were still on top but had moved to a brushy area. The habitat at the edge had more fallen trees. Tomorrow’s post will be just below the top edge. How NASA Got Involved With Parachuting Beavers Thanks Judy! How DNA from the Dead Is Helping Boost Species on the Brink Keep looking! The more…

Back in the Hole?

Back in the Hole?

We continued on top at the barren on Jan. 25th. Did you make it outside today? Certainly hope so! It was a glorious day! Thawing Time Capsules: Glacier Melting Destroys Important Climate Data Archive The Secrets of the Sea Hidden High in the Andes Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and…

A Puff

A Puff

Indeed a foggy start to the morning, eh! Well, at least at our house. 🙂 So I will continue on with Jan. 18th outing. Watch the puff! Great spot Jeanne! Tomorrow we head down into the ravine or ditch which ever you want to call it. Most Animals Have a 24-Hour Body Clock. This Beetle…

Jan 4th

Jan 4th

A few days ago I was out exploring. Well duh of course I was. So I wanted to explore an area where I had not walked before. Of course Jeanne was in! It was as cute as bug in rug with its little “horns”. I have no clue as to what family it belongs but…

Second Half

Second Half

This was the second half of the First Wednesday outing. Interesting how different things stuck out to me even though I had been there twice the week before with Briar. Some things I had missed the first two times. And that is why walking the same trail can always be interesting. It was a great…

Puhpowee

Puhpowee

A grand day for six hardy nature nerds that ventured out for a First Wednesday outing yesterday. I had warned the group that it would require ducking under limbs, climbing over logs, and pushing through some greenbriar. And the weather would be on the chilly side. And we did all that. 🙂 That part of…

Squeeze Under

Squeeze Under

Ahh, the new year, 2024. Definitely I have high hopes for new discoveries! But first I promised the white thing in yesterday’s post would be revealed. Squeeze under. You can do it! I was able to go over that time. 😉 Thanks Claire for letting us keep Briar for you! Rodent DNA Reveals a Centuries-Old…

Dog Wonders About Human

Dog Wonders About Human

Briar and I only spent two and half hours out. And as per usual the dog goes further than the human. Dog: 3.05 miles; human: 1.6 miles. So I suspect that the dead armadillo might have been Briar’s best find of the outing. At least as far as I knew. LOL. Extremely Rare Rainbow Clouds…

The Day After

The Day After

What to do the day after the holiday? Well, of course go for a hike! Besides we have a granddog to entertain. 🙂 So off to the grasslands Briar and I went this afternoon after it had warmed up a bit. It was pretty chilly here this morning, 25F. Briar and I were having a…