Nice list

Nice list

Bonaparte Gull, Ring-billed Gull, Ross’s Goose, Snow Goose, American Pipit, Killdeer, Turkey vulture, Red-shouldered Hawks, Green-winged Teals, Gadwalls, Northern Pintails, Redhead, Northern Shovelers, Cormorants, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Carolina Wren – heard only, Great Blue Herons, Northern Harrier, Wilson’s Snipe, American Crow, and either a Song Sparrow or Cardinal. This was the list for today’s…

Fallen

Fallen

Yesterday morning was a grasslands day! Yahoo! I need my grasslands fix or is it just a nature fix? Whatever it is, definitely is something I need. Eerie video captures elusive, alien-like squid gliding in the Gulf of Mexico First-Ever mRNA Vaccine for Lyme Disease Shows Promise in Guinea Pigs Keep looking! The more you…

A short visit

A short visit

Thursday (November 11th) we went to the grasslands for a short visit. Old Gracie could not go far, but she worn her smile the entire time. Like who wouldn’t if you get to visit the grasslands, right? Human-size ammonites swam the Atlantic Ocean 80 million years ago Late, robust monarch butterfly migration evokes cautious optimism…

Whew!

Whew!

Certainly was much too warm for me today! Our high was 88 degrees! I am so glad it supposed to cool down again in few days. A chance of rain on overnight on Tuesday means my fingers will be crossed. Western monarch butterflies have been vanishing. This week, a sanctuary saw thousands return. Keep looking!…

Sun peeked out

Sun peeked out

It was not long before the blue sky started to peek through the clouds. We started on top of a mesa. Then we walked along the edge of the woods but still in the grasses. The Curious Task of Digitizing Darwin’s Beans and Butterflies Watch Leaves Change Color in a Matter of Seconds Keep looking!…

Bottomlands

Bottomlands

It was cloudy start to the day with the nearby rumbles so it was a bit dark in the understory yesterday. Most of our time was spend in the bottoms seeing what we could see. And we found plenty to enjoy. Article: The Strangely Scientific Endeavor of Making Ice Cream Keep looking!

Rumble, tweets, and snorts

Rumble, tweets, and snorts

Today was a grasslands day! Gosh was it a great one. I took well over four hundred photos of interesting things. Don’t worry as per my usual many were repeats and really bad photos. Not included in the documentations were the rumbles, tweets and snorts. We heard the rumbles of a thunderstorm nearby, but never…

Microscope confirmations

Microscope confirmations

Yesterday I brought home several specimens. When you are in the field with others, they stop and look at different things. So I needed to use the dissecting and the compound microscopes to just to see what we had and to confirm. Thank you prairie friends for your observations! Articles: Meet the White Tern, a…

Gaura mollis

Gaura mollis

The Lizardtail is such a nice plant. It has a wet-like feel to it. It is one of the host plants for a White Lined Sphinx moth. I have not seen one on it this year, but I’m still watching for them. The plant can get six feet or so tall. With all the rain…

Cool Beetle

Cool Beetle

A few years ago while out surveying on the grasslands, I came across this cool beetle. I thought it was a moth, but Suzanne who was with me, knew that it was a beetle. It does not look like the typical beetle. There are always new things to learn! Articles: The Alchemists Had It Right?…

Brown-eyed Susan

Brown-eyed Susan

What a beautiful flower that is going strong right now. The color is spectacular! The critters that visit them are cool too! So many creatures use the Brown-eyed Susans. And all of the above was found just today! In a Remote Amazon Region, Study Shows Indigenous Peoples Have Practiced Forest Conservation for Millennia Keep looking!