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…

Wind is turning

Wind is turning

Today, the wind was mostly out of the south. However by 3pm it had changed to the WNW (292 degrees). Forecast predicts 43 degrees in the morning. And even colder Friday morning. At our house, that means it could possibly be as much as ten degrees colder. Out comes the winter apparel! Keep looking! The…

Up top again

Up top again

We had been out about an hour and half at this point. Not wanting to push it for Gracie, we started back towards the car. So back up top to the prairie we went. Paleontologists Find Ancient Tardigrade in Dominican Amber Prairies of the Sea New Zealand’s Bird of the Year Is… a Bat Keep…

Magical

Magical

The ravines on the grasslands are magical. As a result, they draw us down into their depths. You just never know what a waits you around the next bend in a ravine! Finally if you did not catch this on PBS this week, I highly recommend watching it…My Garden of a Thousand Bees. Indeed the…

Closer look

Closer look

So as I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I brought home a couple of things to look at closer. Here they are! Even Colorado’s Largest Wildfire Was No Match For Beavers Researchers Need Volunteer ‘Walrus Detectives’ to Help Count the Animals in Satellite Images Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and the…

At the bottom

At the bottom

It was not quite a creek, but rather a place the rain surges down from the prairie. Eventually, it will make it to a creek. However here it just washed sand and debris from above. Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know.

Books and rain

Books and rain

While traveling, I took several books along with me to read. First book, A New Garden Ethic: Cultivating Defiant Compassion for an Uncertain Future by Benjamin Vogt. A book for today’s environment and every gardener should read. Second, Silent Earth: Averting the Insect Apocalypse by Dave Goulson. This is a just published book that is…

More near the pond

More near the pond

On these outings, I do not think I can run out of interesting things to see. In this post, we were still near the pond. Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know.

Whoa, two!

Whoa, two!

It would have been cool to see the change of the slime mold and fungus overnight as it happened, but I am not going to set that up. So these will have to do. But wait there is more 😉 Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and the more you see,…