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,…

Fifth goal…

Fifth goal…

The fourth goal was reached, but maybe there is a fifth goal? Of course, we need to get back to vehicles so we can go home. Indeed a fifth goal LOL! Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know.

Candelaria concolor

Candelaria concolor

So you are wondering what a Candelaria concolor is? Well, it was the focus of my day. Actually, I was wondering about it a few days ago on the misty foggy mornings we were having. An album made entirely of endangered bird sounds beat Taylor Swift on a top 50 chart Keep looking! The more…

Along a creek

Along a creek

If you have been following along with my posts, you know we almost always end up in a gully or creek. That day was no exception LOL. The following is what we found that day along the creek. A fossilized egg laid by an extinct, human-sized turtle holds a rare jackpot Macro Photos Reveal the…

Understory

Understory

The understory of the woods are filled with delightful sights. I bet that is why we like to explore it! Even Tiny, Very Hungry Caterpillars Have a Large Impact on Carbon Emissions Hundreds of Millions of Birds Have Vanished Across Europe in The Last 40 Years Keep looking! The more you know, the more you…