All Grown Up

All Grown Up

Back at the Caddo NG on Monday we were heading out to check back on a few spots from the last trip. So sorta of a repeat, but not quite. Besides this time of year everything changes so fast. Indeed it was worth the second look! ‘Dust clouds’ from deep-sea mining endanger marine ecosystems: Study…

Small Stuff

Small Stuff

Usually it is the larger plants and animals that we notice everyday. However, its the small stuff that we know so little about. So how did you do? Did ya find them both? The first find the critter was a Cixiid Planthopper (Cixiidae). Second one was a tiny spider. Indeed I love finding all these…

Adventure 7

Adventure 7

Amy Martin’s book, Wild DFW, explores the amazing nature in and around DFW with day trips. In fact she covers 25 adventures with maps and details of each place. Additionally she covers factors that shape local nature and profiles of over 100 local species of the fauna and flora. While camping out for the week…

Lost But Found

Lost But Found

The adventure continued at the Caddo NG! Does a snail go slow because it doesn’t want to miss a thing? Hmmm, I have a lot in common with the snail. Moon reserves? Astronomers call for ‘urgent action’ to protect the Moon Planting Trees in ‘Wrong Places’ Actually Boosts Global Warming Spring 2024 Plant Sales 11…

Take a Whiff

Take a Whiff

A few days ago Jeanne and I went back to Wylie’s north of St. Jo. The goal was to collect mosses. Last time and our first time there it was cold and damp and no mosses were collected. Wylie had given us a quick overview of the terrain that day. Moreover the overview gave Jeanne…

Ahh, the Inner Kid

Ahh, the Inner Kid

Some of the most interesting and enlightening discoveries are sometimes made by someone just noticing the unusual. Though I have not made any of these big “things”. However I keep looking and having fun. Just my inner kid. LOL. A History of Total Solar Eclipses Seen by Astronauts From Outer Space First-of-Their-Kind Pics Capture The…

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…

February 7th Outing

February 7th Outing

Also known as First Wednesday. 🙂 Not too chilly and certainly an enthusiastic group! FYI, IT is still working on the email notification problem. It had been another great First Wednesday! James Hung: The Buzz on Native Pollinators 40 minutes but well worth it! Go James! 380-million-year-old air-breathing fish fossil unearthed in Australia Keep looking!…

Time to head back

Time to head back

It had been a lovely day (Feb. 2nd)at Dixon, but now the weather was changing. Weather forecast called for late afternoon showers. Then there were other evening plans. So we turned for the walk back to the car. Housekeeping note: Apparently there is something that caused the email notifications not to be sent out. Sorry…

At the Top and Down

At the Top and Down

We had reached the top of the barren. It’s just BS as we go down the other side. You know botany speed. LOL. And this is where I will stop today. Tomorrow the creek’s treasures! Earth’s oldest rocks reveal diverse microbial ecosystem dating 3B years Mysterious Bass Sounds Irking Florida Residents Might Just Be Fish…