Only 80 acres

Only 80 acres

The unit that we were on was only about 80 acres. However, the size did not hold us back from finding great stuff! Indeed, January 24th was definitely another great outing for us. Hope you enjoyed it too! Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more…

Just the bare bones

Just the bare bones

Oh my what a beautiful day today! Gracie insisted that I sit outside with her for awhile. I did not object. LOL. Hope you got some outdoor time too. Now back to Tuesday’s (Jan 3rd) outing. And so that was the bare bones of that Tuesday’s outing. 🙂 Extraordinary close-up images show insects as you’ve…

Its the law

Its the law

Gravity is a law. And like all forces they act upon us. Gravity is no exception. Though on this outing I had planned to stay on top. Well, it did not happen. Gravity pulled me down into a ravine. LOL Even though gravity pulled me down in the ravine, I did manage to look at…

Common

Common

When do the things we see become common? Are they common because we see them everyday? Hopefully the familiar will continue to awe us all! Common is not a bad thing. Just take the time to be in awe of nature’s “common” beauty. And you sometimes will be surprised. Indeed, I can’t get enough it…

Odds and ends

Odds and ends

A few more treasures from the Dec 15th outing. Indeed, a wonderful day! Male Wasps Have Been Seen Using Their Genitals as Weapons Against Predators Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know

Which way

Which way

Most of the time when we head out to the grasslands, I have not planned a course. Well, maybe just a general direction. For the most part, I feel karma leads us. LOL New Theory Suggests That the Origin of Life on Earth-Like Planets Is Likely Keep looking! The more you know, the more you…

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…

Control line

Control line

Along many of the boundary fences on the grasslands, the Forest Service has cleared the brush and trees. The cleared area is about twenty feet wide from the fence. So it is constructed to create fire edges to control a fire. In fact, it is called a control line. I had always just called them…

Dry pond treasures

Dry pond treasures

Indeed, the area around the dry pond had much to offer! So it was time to move on and head back to the fire line. America’s Billion-Dollar Tree Problem Is Spreading Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know

Its alive!

Its alive!

We were almost to the woods now. It was alive! The Green Lacewing (Chrysopidae) larva was wearing its camo clothing. Very effective don’t you think? Last part of the November 10th in the next post! The World’s Largest Tree Is Ready for its Close-Up Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and…

Lots of Hexapods

Lots of Hexapods

I was still searching for the Thurber’s Pilostyles. However we had enough of bending over. So down we went towards the woods. Between the barrens and the woods, additional treasures were found. Even though it was a cool morning, many hexapods (six-legged arthropods) were out. Don’t let a cool morning stop you from exploring. In…