A Mystery

A Mystery

Who doesn’t like a good mystery? I do and that was what I worked on yesterday and today. And tho I spent most of the morning inside, of course I had to take my walks. The eyes and the mind do need a rest. It was fun to watch the water magnify it and stand…

Wandering Away

Wandering Away

It was time to wander away from the lake shore. Another great day of discoveries at the Caddo NG! Sperm whale communication secrets decoded by MIT scientists The ‘World’s Largest Wildlife Crossing’ Will Help Animals Walk Safely Over Eight Lanes of California Traffic Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and the…

Flash or No

Flash or No

I am at home now but going backwards in my photo files to show some more treasures from last week’s Caddo NG surveying. More tomorrow from Caddo NG! Alaska’s Pristine Waterways Are Turning a Shocking Orange Scientists Reveal Why You Should Never Take Pebbles From The Beach Keep looking! The more you know, the more…

A Tail (Tale)

A Tail (Tale)

Continuing on with the Caddo NG adventure! Sexual Parasitism: Yale Scientists Unveil the Mating Mysteries of Deep-Sea Anglerfish What mosquitoes are most attracted to in human body odor is revealed The Vital Near-Magic of Fire-Eating Fungi Thanks Judy! Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more…

Leaving the Creek

Leaving the Creek

Time was flying by, but now it was time to circle back thru the woods to the car. Lots of good treasures are found next creeks. But in fact treasures are in many places! How plants mate for life and repel other suit Hoofed animals’ earliest ancestor discovered in Colorado Keep looking! The more you…

Same Spot

Same Spot

After successful relocating the Jelly Babies, our eyes were on alert for new stuff of course! I mean a lot can pop up in just a few days right. The Purple Coral Fungus has only been observed three times near Houston in Texas on iNat! One observation in Oklahoma. There are 3509 observations mostly in…

All Grown Up

All Grown Up

Back at the Caddo NG on Monday we were heading out to check back on a few spots from the last trip. So sorta of a repeat, but not quite. Besides this time of year everything changes so fast. Indeed it was worth the second look! ‘Dust clouds’ from deep-sea mining endanger marine ecosystems: Study…

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…

Arthropods

Arthropods

The phylum Arthropoda are the invertebrates. Moreover this group comprises (by some estimates) over 97% of the animal species on our planet! Therefore take a moment to soak that in. They are the animals that have: three or more pairs of jointed legs (some mites have less, many insect larvae have none), body segmented, bilaterally…

Party or Wake?

Party or Wake?

We continued next to the lake for just a little while longer. Then we moved into the woods. Why you should let insects eat your plants Thanks Claire! Rewilding a New Jersey college with native plants and pollinators Hidden Complexity: Unlocking the Mysteries of Orangutan Communication Keep looking! The more you know, the more you…