Lucky feather

Lucky feather

Yesterday, I went on a lovely little drive-about in the southwest Montague County. Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know.

Spiders, Insects, and Plants Oh MY!

Spiders, Insects, and Plants Oh MY!

In yesterday’s post, I concentrated on the False Foxglove. Besides looking closely at the flower, we also observed other neat stuff at this site. We found these additional things near the False Foxglove. The Complex Engineering of Underground Ant Cities Using the “Smell of Fear” To Protect Gardens and Crops From Destructive Insects Keep looking!…

Barrens

Barrens

The barrens have a wonderful assortment of plants that you will only find there. For example, one such plant that is partial to the barrens is the Queen’s Delight (Stillingia texana). Indeed, this species can only be found on this type of soil. The other Queen’s Delight (S. sylvatica)on the other hand, prefers the sandy…

Up to the barrens

Up to the barrens

The trip back to the cars, led us up on to the barrens. The cows had grazed in the barrens so the grass was chomped down pretty low. Still we were able to find good stuff! Bacteria Continue to Live Even After Being Starved for 1,000 Days Scientists Sent the World’s Weirdest ‘Blob’ to the…

Webs

Webs

I continue to weave the story of the Monday outing, we are still traveling along the creek. Rattlesnake Rattles Use Acoustic Trick To Fool Human Ears Babbling Baby Bats Sound Strikingly Similar to Human Infants Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know.

In awe

In awe

This morning I ran across this article on NPR, Stuck In A Rut? Sometimes Joy Takes A Little Practice. Near the bottom of the article, it lists three ways to practice happiness. Number two in the list is “Take an awe walk”. I feel that is what I do every time I step outside. So…

One short breeze

One short breeze

Yesterday, I took advantage of the cooler morning for an outing on the grasslands. As per the usual, the outing was great! Several new insects for me and another location for the Southern Shield Fern. However, with the front, we only got one short and brief breeze on top of the barrens. Still I can…

Fork

Fork

The last part of the journey in Cooke County follows. It was a great day. Our next stop was at a creek that feeds into the Red River. And then we ended our journey looking out over the Red River. I always hope I will see a Bald Eagle cruising by, but not this time….

On the lookout!

On the lookout!

Moving on from the first stop, we head down the road to another spot that was monitored by Shirley each year. ‘The Lorax’ Warned Us 50 Years Ago, But We Didn’t Listen Plants, Heavy Metals, and Lingering Scars of World War I This Color-Shifting Robot Chameleon Could Soon Blend Into a Wall Near You Keep…

Anglepod critters

Anglepod critters

Yesterday, I mentioned that we spent a good deal of time at our first stop. As you can gather by now, we go slow. This means you can find more. 🙂 At the first location, we continue to search on. Please consider contacting your representatives to help our wildlife… The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act Keep…