Two reptile day

Two reptile day

Yesterday was a two reptile day for me. Even though, I did not really see the rattlesnake in the grass, I am counting it. 😉 So here is the snake that I actually did see. Jim spotted it as Gracie walked right over it. Speckled Kingsnake (Lampropeltis holbrooki) was its name! So exciting to meet…

Shirley Lusk Day

Shirley Lusk Day

A wonderful group showed up for the Shirley Lusk Day. Included in the group were Shirley’s three sons and one granddaughter who joined the celebration. Yes, it was pretty hot, but of course it could have been hotter. There was a slight breeze and some clouds. Everyone brought plenty of cold water. Thank you to…

Running water

Running water

Mother nature came through last night! We got 1.63″ Now continuing on with yesterday outing! The world’s largest plant is a 112-mile-long seagrass in Australia Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know.

Rewarded

Rewarded

On our last full day in Fannin County, we were rewarded once again with many splendid treasures. The mission was to just do some exploring, so mostly we drove. Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know.

Wet Wednesday

Wet Wednesday

Overnight and until noon, the rain covered Fannin County on Wednesday. So going with the flow, I adapted to the weather. Happy Earth Day! Protection is the key to every living thing on earth. Remember this planet is a gift and we all depend on earth. Ancient Spider Reveals a Secret Glow That Sustained It…

Sssssss

Sssssss

After seeing that Gracie was doing just fine, we headed into the drainage ditch. Hungry Caterpillars Can Alter Carbon Emissions on a Huge Scale 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…

No place like home

No place like home

Dorothy (The Wizard of OZ) is not the only one likes her home. However I do not have to click my heels three times. Here are a couple of cool critters from home on July 29th. Evolutionary chaos as butterflies, wasps, and viruses have a three-way war A Plant That ‘Cannot Die’ Reveals Its Genetic…

Snake

Snake

I will continue on with the July 20th outing. As the title suggests, in this post we had a snake encounter of sorts. I have not seen many snakes this year. Maybe a half dozen total, but each time was a delight. Keep looking!

Part 2: The other two tongues

Part 2: The other two tongues

Pecan out in the middle of the prairie. Maybe a crow dropped it? This is what we came to check on…Blue Funnel Lily (Androstephium caeruleum). Oh darn, we will have to go back to see it blooming! LOL Another Square-bud Primrose with two red galls. Pineapple cactus (Coryphantha sulcata). It will have pretty yellow flowers…

Sunshine is back!

Sunshine is back!

 Yeah, for the sunshine I say but of course grateful for the rain we got. The wood of a dead Live Oak (Quercus fusiformis). Kinda of an oxymoron, eh. A few scales left on the armadillo tail. Snake skin in our garden pond. The Loggerhead Shrike has a new item on its menu…the  field cricket…