Snuggled

Snuggled

Next after the barrens, we headed down along the side of the ravine. Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know.

Mephitis mephitis

Mephitis mephitis

The early morning light is always so beautiful! And we managed to get the first walk of the day while the sun was rising. The winners of the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards will brighten your day Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know.

Wind is turning

Wind is turning

Today, the wind was mostly out of the south. However by 3pm it had changed to the WNW (292 degrees). Forecast predicts 43 degrees in the morning. And even colder Friday morning. At our house, that means it could possibly be as much as ten degrees colder. Out comes the winter apparel! Keep looking! The…

Running water

Running water

The water at the grotto was running yesterday. There is something about running water that is so soothing! Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know.

Back again

Back again

Another gorgeous day at the Dixon Water Foundation! Intact, 1,200-Year-Old Canoe Recovered From Wisconsin Lake Who Was the Real James Bond? Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know.

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…

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.

Gully

Gully

Gullies are always interesting places. The grasslands has quite a few of them. Many years ago, the Soil Conservation (now NRCS) constructed many ponds and terraces to stop the erosion. By the time the land was handed over to the Forest Service in the 1950’s, most of that was built. Still today, you can find…

Light jacket only

Light jacket only

October 19th was a lovely day to explore the grasslands! Indeed the temperature was perfect with only a light jacket needed. Our bird list was multiple flocks of Killdeer, cormorants, vultures, one red-tailed hawk, mockingbirds, a rattling Belted Kingfisher, Bluejay, and the best close up view of a Grasshopper Sparrow. Don’t Miss: Hunter’s, Blood Moon…

Books and rain

Books and rain

While traveling, I took several books along with me to read. First book, A New Garden Ethic: Cultivating Defiant Compassion for an Uncertain Future by Benjamin Vogt. A book for today’s environment and every gardener should read. Second, Silent Earth: Averting the Insect Apocalypse by Dave Goulson. This is a just published book that is…

Plenty to see in the fall

Plenty to see in the fall

Over the course of the days, we spent at my brother’s, there was so much to find. Here in this post are more of those things! 300 years of tree rings show just how badly hurricanes have soaked the Carolinas Rethinking How We Celebrate American History—Indigenous Peoples’ Day No Nobel Prizes in Science Went to…

Laguna Prieta Trail II

Laguna Prieta Trail II

This was a fun trail but what I did not tell you yesterday was that we took many wrong turns before we found the real Laguna Prieta Trail. Because of the wrong turns, we saw many picnic table areas and the trail that followed along side the road. The navigator (me), finally picked the right…