The Hackberry

The Hackberry

The humble Hackberry tree (Celtis) is often called a trash tree. In fact, this is so undeserved. True it is not good for lumber, but wow does it have other great qualities. The Hackberry can live 100-150 years, a great shade tree, and also tolerate air and soil pollutants. Moreover the wildlife love it! These…

Stuck

Stuck

So much of the world is invisible to most folks. You walk past it every day. Well, it seems lately I have been stuck on the small stuff. Here are a few of the small things I found yesterday at the LBJ grasslands. The Secret Microscope That Sparked a Scientific Revolution Keep looking! The more…

It was a whirlwind tour!

It was a whirlwind tour!

It is always a delight to travel the dusty roads of our North Texas counties. Captivating treasures are just waiting for us each time! Like this dust devil, we had a whirlwind day! Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know.

Hot buns

Hot buns

Today’s post will be about what we saw after we moved on from yesterday’s post of the first Datura. It was a beautiful day for exploring! Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know.

Oh my

Oh my

Oh my we got a little bit of rain this afternoon. I certainly was not expecting the rain. Our big total was .09″. However, Jeanne near Bowie got a whopping .9″. How an inserted zero makes a difference, eh. LOL Don’t get me wrong, I did appreciate what we got. Furthermore, I’m sure the plants…

Late summer homes

Late summer homes

Galls on plants are caused by a variety of insects such as aphids, midges, wasps, or mites. In addition, sometimes galls are formed by infections by bacteria, fungi, or nematodes and are difficult to tell apart from insect-caused galls. Most of the insect galls do little to no harm to a healthy tree. And some…

SSS

SSS

Yesterday, was a DA Tour Cooke County. Our three main stops, were all Shirley Special Spots (SSS). The last stop will be covered tomorrow, another special Shirley stop! Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know.

Running water

Running water

Mother nature came through last night! We got 1.63″ Now continuing on with yesterday outing! The world’s largest plant is a 112-mile-long seagrass in Australia Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know.

Robins and Cedar Waxwings

Robins and Cedar Waxwings

Robins and Cedar Waxwings were the highlight birds of my day! Sorry no photos but I was able to get my binoculars on them. Loss of seed-hauling animals spells trouble for plants in warming world Inside the Years-Long, International Effort to Save One Tiny Mexican Fish Saving Canada‚Äôs Hardiest Hummingbirds Requires Extreme Care Keep looking!…