A short visit

A short visit

Thursday (November 11th) we went to the grasslands for a short visit. Old Gracie could not go far, but she worn her smile the entire time. Like who wouldn’t if you get to visit the grasslands, right? Human-size ammonites swam the Atlantic Ocean 80 million years ago Late, robust monarch butterfly migration evokes cautious optimism…

Yippee-ki-yay!

Yippee-ki-yay!

Tuesday (November 9th) was certainly a wonderful outing. And the company was great too! The Dixon Water Foundation ranch is a place I hope to explore in more detail in the coming years. The foundation has been honored with the 2017 Leopold Conservation Award, a Lone Star Land Steward Award and a Texas Environmental Excellence…

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…

More

More

Yesterday I told you I did not find the quillwort (yet). However that does not mean that we did not have a lovely outing. Here is more of what we found on the slopes of the barrens. Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you…

The goal

The goal

My goal yesterday at the grasslands was to find Butler’s Quillwort (Isoetes butleri). I was not successful. Sometimes no data is good data. Now I know that it is the wrong time of year. All herbaria collections for this plant were taken in the spring. So this means another look in the spring (oh darn)…

I know this scientist!

I know this scientist!

Paula Cimprich (I know her) and Andy Boyce wrote this “GPS Tracking Technology Allows Scientists to Fly With Curlews on Their Epic Migrations“. It is some exciting research! Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know.

Down a different creek bed

Down a different creek bed

As we were driving back to the pavilion at the foundation, Melissa said she had never been down this way before. So of course, Jeanne and I said “we are game!” It was another limestone creek bed that drains to Leo Lake. Spiders are much smarter than you think The Early Bird Gets…the Truffle? Birds…

Dixon Water Foundation

Dixon Water Foundation

Today, I visited the Dixon Water Foundation which is located in Wise and Cooke counties. It is a wonderful place! The foundation’s mission is to “promotes healthy watersheds through sustainable land management to ensure that future generations have the water resources they need.” They run cattle and sheep. They host educational programs for students and…

41

41

Yikes, that was our high wind speed, 41 mph. So glad we did not get the 50 mph that NOAA forecast said might be possible! These Singing Lemurs Are the Only Other Mammal Species to Possess Rhythm Fourteen Ways That Spiders Use Their Silk Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and…

Wrong title yesterday!

Wrong title yesterday!

So yesterday’s post was “Windy, eh”. However, it is even windier today! So I should have saved the title for today. LOL. We did get a half inch overnight. Certainly nothing to complain about here. Our maximum wind speed was 30 mph. Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and the more…

Windy, eh

Windy, eh

It was a pleasant wind today especially since this morning we did some outdoor work. For sure, I am ready for some rain tonight. However, I hope no one gets any of the severe storms tonight. Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know.

Where do you find the life?

Where do you find the life?

Today, I went with Jim to Keller. I had to wait in the car. So I decided to challenge myself. What could I find around the buildings and the parking lot? Moreover, would it be interesting. Here is what I found. BP to Build World’s First Solar-Powered Steel Mill, 750,000 Panels Strong Keep looking! The…