Set Free

Set Free

We continued on after having accomplished the mission of checking on the Trout Lilies. And just because, we set some of the spores free! Climate Change and Wild Turkeys: New Study Overturns Conventional Wisdom Why Are Blueberries Blue? Scientists Have Finally Discovered the Reason New Satellite Will Track Methane Emissions From Space and Pinpoint Their…

Under a Rock

Under a Rock

On Friday (Feb. 16th), besides just the opportunity to be outside, I did have a mission. Would a certain plant be blooming yet? Sometimes it will at this time of year and yes sometimes not. However before we got to that spot the water required close examination. Well of course right. LOL. There were fewer…

Cold Stratification

Cold Stratification

All of the gardeners out there know about cold stratification that some seeds need to germinate. Well, hopefully today’s weather helped them along because it seemed a bit cold today. 😉 So it was on my third walk today, when this topic crossed my mind as I walked with my head down in the wind….

A Chunk of Ice

A Chunk of Ice

We were back on top again on Jan. 25th. It is interesting to go back to spots that I had only visited mostly during the spring or summer seasons previously. And that made a fine finish to our Jan. 25th outing! Engineered Bacteria Eat Waste Plastic and Make Spider Silk – “Nature’s Kevlar” Zebras, beautiful…

Winter Browns

Winter Browns

Yep it seems cold today and yesterday too. Maybe because of the clouds and dampness in the air? However it was not too bad. In fact Jeanne and I went to the grasslands yesterday. Still working on those photos so that will wait until tomorrow. Were they playing rock, paper, and scissors? It was the…

Intricate Patterns and Holes

Intricate Patterns and Holes

I thought today was beautiful; the sunshine, hardly any wind, and a high of 35f. More from Thursday’s outing. And it was not boring. ;-). Barking Beetle Patterns Beetle Collecting 101: How to rear wood-boring beetles More tomorrow from the Jan 18th outing! A winter weather pattern change is about to bring a wild swing in…

Ice and Bubbles

Ice and Bubbles

A day to remember MLK. This year the King Holiday Observance falls on January 15th, Dr. King actual birthday. It is a time that we celebrate, commemorate and honor the life, legacy and impact of Dr. Martin Luther King. So I paused today to remember his legacy and hope for the future. Certainly warmer today,…

Down the Road

Down the Road

The three of us continued down the road. Do you have your makings for soup tomorrow? Our low temp this morning was 27.6F. Definitely going to be new low for the day later. Stay warm! This Language Was Long Believed Extinct. Then One Man Spoke Up Recycling… In Fifth-Century Britain Keep looking! The more you…

First Time

First Time

What a pretty day eh! Unfortunately I had chores and appointments so no morning outdoor time. However I did manage to squeeze in an afternoon walk. And goodness was it nice out. Hopefully y’all got a little nature time today as well. With our wildlife camera back in working order we were so delighted with…

Litter

Litter

On the grasslands litter gets left behind. Humans of course do it, but really the interesting litter is what you find in nature’s ground litter such as grasses and leaves. Stop to pause this winter to see what you can find in nature’s litter. 🙂 The moon may enter a new geological period thanks to…

Can You Find It?

Can You Find It?

Camouflage is what most creatures rely on to stay safe. Yes, some like the Monarch do advertise their presence with bright warning colors. However many creatures take a different path. Funnel spiders and their webs are hard to see unless the sunlight hits a web just right. Or if the dew or rain droplets highlights…

Encore

Encore

The noun encore; a repeated or additional performance of an item at the end of a concert or act, as called for by an audience. If you read yesterday’s comments there was a question about an encore. Well, it just so happens there is. LOL And there I was sitting watching and waiting for something…