Nine

Nine

What a crisp and delightful day out with the First Wed group today. The First Wednesday group of nine had a wonderful morning at the grasslands. Indeed many tidbits of new information were shared. Thank you all! Save these Dates for Prairie Time in North Texas (Fort Worth chapter of NPAT) Keep looking! The more…

Last Ravine

Last Ravine

Ok, not the LAST ravine. However, it was the last one for that outing. LOL It was another narrow one with some great finds! 4 mind-bending math experiments that explain infinity A Surprising Amount of Magma Is Under Yellowstone’s Supervolcano Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and the more you see,…

Yesterday’s outing

Yesterday’s outing

What a wonderful damp day today. And it looks like a similar forecast for the next few days. I do hope it does not interfere with any Thanksgiving (Thankful) Day plans you may have. 🙂 More to come tomorrow from yesterday’s outing! The true, dark history of Thanksgiving In addition, to Thanksgiving there are two…

The walk to the mailbox

The walk to the mailbox

The mailbox is about a quarter mile from the house. Always an enjoyable walk for me. And so I had just finished reading this article, A Mystery Solved: Why Does Coral Glow?. Why and what glows under a UV light often crosses my mind. Hence, the UV question was fresh on my mind today as…

Rewarded

Rewarded

On our last full day in Fannin County, we were rewarded once again with many splendid treasures. The mission was to just do some exploring, so mostly we drove. Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know.

.23

.23

Today is Gracie’s type of weather! It was 32 degrees this morning. However it did warm up to 49 with the wonderful sunshine. Furthermore, we got .23” of rain last night. Not much but every bit counts right😊 How plants turned predator An Ancient Croc Stepped in Poop and Created a Portal to the Past…

Baptisia

Baptisia

We were all enjoying the beautiful day. The target plant genus is Baptisia. It is a legume. And several species are possible in Fannin County. However, I did not know which one might be on the Caddo NG. Another question, would we be able to spot the dead plants? However, it was a beautiful day….

Not yet to the grotto

Not yet to the grotto

First we had to go further away from the grotto in order to get down to the grotto itself. So we were a few hundred feet down stream from the grotto at this point. The slug and the Venus Fly Trap! Satellite images show biggest methane leaks com from Russia and US Keep looking! The…

Pebble Bee nest

Pebble Bee nest

Today, I posted the six cocoon nest on BugGuide and got a quick response. One of the experts, said it might be a Pebble Bee’s nest (Dianthidium). They are in Texas. And it sure looks similar to mine. Additionally another nice surprise was found on the nest. Jonathan the 190-Year-Old Tortoise Was Photographed in 1886…

Tail and tale

Tail and tale

Can you ever explore too much, I do not think so. So back to the Garnett Preserve to take a different path. Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know.

OMG

OMG

It sure was a beautiful day. However most of my day was inside except to walk Gracie. Indeed, the inside work on a lichen seemed to occupy my day. However with my lichen work, a true microscopic treasure was found! Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and the more you see,…