Taking a Moment

Taking a Moment

Sometimes I like to just take time to look at a single species. So I started this series of photos at 11:07am and finished at 11:46am. Thus it was more than a moment. However when you are having fun time flies. And I did see several flies. LOL. Solar storm’s auroras mesmerize, but also warn…

Look Up, Down, and Under

Look Up, Down, and Under

As often is the case we poke in holes and under bark. Yeah just about anything that can be done safely. The black triangle appeared to be debris. However I could not tell if the black at the front of the larva was part of it or perhaps part of something it ate. And that’s…

Jan 4th

Jan 4th

A few days ago I was out exploring. Well duh of course I was. So I wanted to explore an area where I had not walked before. Of course Jeanne was in! It was as cute as bug in rug with its little “horns”. I have no clue as to what family it belongs but…

Over the Edge

Over the Edge

So a forewarning, you get to see what we saw. I am not holding back. When I looked up maggots I found there are some called cheese flies which I had not heard of before. The cheese flies belong to Piophilidae family. “The larvae of typical piophilids are notorious for jumping or “skipping”, especially in…

Rain or shine

Rain or shine

The First Wednesday group was a happenin’ rain or shine. The forecast had been so promising today. However, all we got was a lot of sunshine this morning. Oh well, maybe tonight…fingers crossed! More tomorrow on the First Wed outing! Cross your fingers and toes for rain tonight. Unintended native grass mix-up becomes green streetscape…

Little bit of this and that

Little bit of this and that

So I will start off with last night’s bat survey. Then concluding at Hart’s Creek. Now switching to today, back at home. Moving on again. And this is that for today! We Thought These Animals Were Silent. Scientists Just Found Their Voices 125-Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Feathers Reveal Traces of Ancient Proteins Drier savannas, grasslands store more…

Lots of cats

Lots of cats

On our adventure to the bottomlands on the LBJ NG, we certainly found a lot of cats. Furthermore, did you know a group of caterpillars is called an army? I didn’t. LOL Also while searching for the term I found a group of cats (the feline kind) is called a clowder or a glaring. And…

A Lovely Day in the field

A Lovely Day in the field

What a lovely day to be in the field with Jeff Quayle! Jeff has been doing a plant survey for the owner of Chalk Mountain Ranch south of Glen Rose for several years now. Jeff organized a field trip and I was lucky enough to join the group. I didn’t get home until 6pm, but…

New spaces available

New spaces available

The Curry Foster Home has had several pupae emerged. And now I have room for more. LOL Released! Actually, it hung around near the house for a few days. Certainly, it was going to lead a successfully life. 🙂 Scientists use tracking tech to uncover the secrets behind ants’ foraging Scientists unearth 230-million-year-old fossil of…

Yucca larva

Yucca larva

I have been looking for larvae in the Arkansas Yucca. Actually specifically I wanted to find a Yucca Skipper larva. No luck yet. In fact, I have not seen a Yucca Skipper adult in North Texas yet. However, periodically I check. They have been report by someone at the grasslands before. In the movie, you…