The woods

The woods

Ahh, we have reached the woods via the gully! I have not spent much time on this part of the preserve. However it is well worth exploring. In fact, it should be done in different seasons as all places to really know a place. The physics of freezing soap bubbles is cooler than you’d think…

Onwards

Onwards

So it took us about two and half to three hours to reach my last goal. Hence, the fourth goal will not be revealed today LOL. It’s the journey! Remarkably, NASA has completed deployment of the Webb space telescope Landmark Colombian bird study repeated to right colonial-era wrongs Keep looking! The more you know, the…

Two for a closer look

Two for a closer look

Today, I will share two things I brought home for a closer look. Lastly, I just want to say, it was cold today! Then again, guess it could have been worse. The Bug That Saved California See the Bizarre Fruiting Bodies of Slime Molds Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and…

What do you see?

What do you see?

Snails really do have the right idea…slow! Can you tell this is a theme with us. A little Christmas… How fast does Santa fly? Meet the Marvelous Christmas Tree Worm Keep looking! And have a wonderful safe holiday! The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know.

A mystery

A mystery

Saturday is typically a stay at home day. And today I stayed home. Here are a couple of treasures I found today plus a mystery. These Are the Highest Resolution Photos Ever Taken of Snowflakes Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know.

Three Sisters fall visit

Three Sisters fall visit

With David’s invitation, we headed back back to see the farm in the fall. Indeed, a lovely day to visit! Finally to sum it up, it was a great day to be on the prairie with like minded souls! Thank you all! Before Stealing a Kiss, Learn the Mythology and History of Mistletoe New fossils…

Last of the December 02 outing

Last of the December 02 outing

So it was another grand outing! Colors, critters, plants, fungi, and scenery can not be beat at the grasslands! A powerful and underappreciated ally in the climate crisis? Fungi …Thanks Alan for sharing this article! Migratory Birds Have Lighter-Colored Feathers – Here’s the Evolutionary Explanation Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see…

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…

Berries to thorns

Berries to thorns

We did not stay long in the creek bottom as I needed to head back to the house. Surely when time allows, we will head back to further explore the area. The world’s largest organism is slowly being eaten by deer Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and the more you…

The order of Orthoptera

The order of Orthoptera

Today, I have two insects that I found on the recent grasslands outing in the Orthoptera order (Grasshoppers, Crickets, Katydids). First is in the Gryllidae family (True crickets). Second to be featured will be in the Flatidae family (Flatid Planthoppers). Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more…

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…