The fourth goal!

The fourth goal!

Finally, you are probably saying, will they ever make it to the fourth goal. See below 😉 Going to the Caddo National Grasslands has been on my to-do list for sometime. And here is my great opportunity to explore it more closely than I have done before. I have only been there less than half…

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…

Gully

Gully

Oops, I forgot that before we reached the woods, we managed to find ourselves in a gully. Always fun to explore! So the outing continues with several more hours to go before we reach my fourth goal. Single-celled marine organism first to be found releasing oxygen in the dark Keep looking! The more you know,…

More close ups

More close ups

On the Gracie afternoon (Tuesday) I might have gone slower than normal. If I need really needed an excuse, it was because I didn’t want to go far because of Gracie. In distance, the outing was really short. How a Wasp Turns Cockroaches into Zombies What Eats Cockroaches? Tiny Spider Brains Overflow Into The Body,…

A new year starts

A new year starts

Happy New Year! I am hopeful that everyone will have a healthy year ahead. Joni Mitchell wrote in her song Big Yellow Taxi “Don’t it always seem to goThat you don’t know what you’ve gotTill it’s goneThey paved paradiseAnd put up a parking lot” Please plant native plants, pick up a piece of litter, and…

Jump!

Jump!

Yesterday, I stopped the post as we reached the creek. Here is the last of the photos from this outing. The Quirky History of the Osage Orange, Texas’s Ugliest Fruit Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know.

Twig

Twig

How many lichens can you find on a short twig? I brought home two twigs from the last outing. Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know.

Running water

Running water

The water at the grotto was running yesterday. There is something about running water that is so soothing! Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know.

Can you hear the barrens

Can you hear the barrens

Today, I will conclude the Friday 5th outing. As I mentioned yesterday, we stayed awhile at the bottom of the slope of the barrens. Do butterflies retain their caterpillar memories? How Scientists Are Using Robotic Animals to Learn About Real Ones Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and the more you…

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…