Rewarded

Rewarded

On our last full day in Fannin County, we were rewarded once again with many splendid treasures. The mission was to just do some exploring, so mostly we drove. Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know.

March 30th

March 30th

On March 30th, it was a cold afternoon and had rained the night before. So the Ladonia Unit would have been very muddy. Instead we opted to check the northern units at Caddo NG. This Ancient Owl Hunted in the Daytime Flamingo No. 492 Is Still on the Run 17 Years Later Keep looking! The…

A First Wed

A First Wed

Some of you will know about First Wed. Others not. So First Wed is short for First Wednesday. This is what I called the monthly hikes I led on the LBJ National Grasslands on the first Wednesday of each month. Of course, that was before COVID-19. To dip my toes back in, I found a…

Puff puff

Puff puff

What a wonderful day it was. More Than 400 Invasive Fish Dumped From Aquariums Found in Texas River Massive wolf kill disrupts long-running study of Yellowstone park packs Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know.

Pixie Cups

Pixie Cups

So many cool treasures! How a disappearing ear bone turned bats into masters of echolocation Gecko-Approved: Copycat Red Nectar Shows Promise as a Natural Colorant Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know.

Pebble Bee nest

Pebble Bee nest

Today, I posted the six cocoon nest on BugGuide and got a quick response. One of the experts, said it might be a Pebble Bee’s nest (Dianthidium). They are in Texas. And it sure looks similar to mine. Additionally another nice surprise was found on the nest. Jonathan the 190-Year-Old Tortoise Was Photographed in 1886…

A bony bunny?

A bony bunny?

As we continued on the gully got wider. Still more treasures to discover. For Pilot Bessie Coleman, Every ‘No’ Got Her Closer to ‘Yes’ Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know.

Fifth goal…

Fifth goal…

The fourth goal was reached, but maybe there is a fifth goal? Of course, we need to get back to vehicles so we can go home. Indeed a fifth goal LOL! Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know.

Pine trees

Pine trees

The pine trees on the grasslands are not native to Wise County. They were planted by the Forest Service in the 1960’s. So the lands were purchased between 1933 through 1946. Afterwards, the Soil Conservation Service (now NRCS) managed the lands. Then in 1960, nineteen national grasslands were officially transferred to the US Forest Service….

Muted afternoon colors

Muted afternoon colors

Yesterday, I posted the skunk’s scientific name, Mephitis mephitis. So this morning I decided to look up the meaning of the name. First I tried to break the word down. Me is Latin for “not:. However I could not find anything for phitis. The Google search kept trying to make it photo LOL. Next I…