Splendid day

Splendid day

Another beautiful day and I got to spend the morning at the grasslands! It seems like it has been awhile since I have gone there so it was certainly nice to get back out there! The grasslands outing will be covered in multiple posts so stay tuned! Winged Microchip Is Smallest-Ever Human-Made Flying Structure –…

A few shots

A few shots

Every day, I try to see something and these are few of the sights I saw today. The clouds today were nice for us, but I hope those folks to south stay safe. Photographing the Microscopic: Winners of Nikon Small World 2021 Heavy Metals Give Ants a Powerful Bite Keep looking! The more you know,…

Puff!

Puff!

This concludes another wonderful grasslands outing! I hope the heat breaks soon. Today’s high was 91.5 degrees here at our house. So thankful there was a breeze today! Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know.

Snake!

Snake!

As often as I am out, it is surprising to me I do not see more snakes. They are masters of being not seen. However, it is not just humans that pass by them, Gracie sometimes steps pass them without noticing their presence. And no Gracie was not with us on this outing…too hot for…

Two hidden critters

Two hidden critters

As we heading down the creek, we had a decision on which way to go, right or left. I knew if we went to the right we would hit the boundary of the grasslands unit. Still no creek branch should be left unexplored. In this case, it was not far to the boundary. Of course,…

Down at the bottom

Down at the bottom

Continuing on with the Monday outing, we reach the creek bottom in this post. The creek had some water, but it does not run all the time. However with the recent rains, parts of it was still flowing. All of the above were from Monday’s outing. Those below are from today at our house. How…

Opportunity

Opportunity

Ida brought us a tiny bit of cooler weather, well relatively. So it was an opportunity to go to the grasslands. Hence, that is what we did early yesterday morning. Not to say, I did not get hot because by the end of the four hour outing my cheeks were flushed red. Keep looking! The…

Next stop

Next stop

I did not have a destination for our next stop after the False Foxglove location. So we headed towards Moss Lake. More tomorrow as we walked further down the shady lane. It is National Dog Day so if you have a furry dog friend, be sure to give him or her a hug! Lastly, don’t…

False Foxglove

False Foxglove

Yesterday, we headed back to Cooke county. It had been two weeks since I saw the False Foxglove starting to bloom. I was sure it would be going full steam! Slow but Deadly: Watch This Tortoise Hunt a Baby Bird So tomorrow I will continue on with yesterday’s Cooke county outing! Keep looking! The more…

Unseen critters

Unseen critters

Evident of several critters were seen on the Aug.3th outing. The first one was the Smaller Sand Cricket (Ellipes minuta). It can be found along creeks edges with sandstone. However the actual cricket is hard to find. Perfectly preserved cave lion cub found frozen in Siberia is 28,000 years old. Even its whiskers are intact….