Texas Cooter

Texas Cooter

So July 8th was an awesome day. There is always so much to find and enjoy on the grasslands! On this pond, we saw a Banded Pennant dragonfly. It was too far out for a photo. However it was pretty with the all black abdomen and three black spots on each wing with a brown…

Milky sap

Milky sap

There was quite the variety of colors on the outing. Yesterday, I showed you the chocolate and yellow mushrooms. Here are a few more colors to add to the rainbow of mushrooms. Articles: Narwhal Tusks Point to Changing Arctic Conditions Other Mammals, Not Dinosaurs, Kept Our Ancestors Down Biofuel Cell: Wearable Device Turns the Touch…

Mushrooms

Mushrooms

As we walked further from the lake, but staying near the drainage ditch, we came across mushrooms and some other good stuff. These Moths Will Be Renamed to Stop Use of an Ethnic Slur Dr. Dal Forno is a Research Botanist at BRIT: Meet the Scientist: Manuela Dal Forno Warmer Climate May Cause Male Dragonflies…

Spider webs and stuff

On this morning walk, the spider web is what caught my eye first. The funnel spider webs were most interesting to me on the thickness and where they put them. I wondered how spiders catch something when some have such visible webs. At least a lot of them are so visible to us. Then I…

I got up early

I got up early

I got up early this morning to beat the heat. Yeah it is that time of year that it is the only way for me to get outdoors to enjoy it. I bet a lot of you are doing the same. We did hear a bobwhite calling this morning on the grasslands. I wish they…

Flight ready!

Flight ready!

I believe we have had enough rain for a week or two. Mushrooms should be very happy. It looks like we are going to be hot, sticky and I bet plenty of mosquitoes too. We didn’t get near the amount of rain as many in the area got. We got a total of .68″ today….

Humpbacked

Humpbacked

It was a windless day and I only got sprinkled on once. There were several cool finds today. Article: Maria Sibylla Merian’s Legacy and Editions of Her Metamorphosis Keep looking!

Did you see it?

Did you see it?

Hope you didn’t sleep thru the sunrise this morning. For May, we got 5.29″. June is trying its best to catch up to May. I am sure many of you have got much more. Here is an article for the computer geeks that are also into the other sciences: Old-school computing: when your lab PC…