Time flies

Time flies

Partly sunny or partly cloudy? The National Weather Service says the terms mean the same during daylight hours. I would say it was both today. LOL. However, at night the partly cloudy term is obviously the only appropriate phrase. Certainly the temperature was great. Regardless, I found some interesting stuff. Mysterious Origins of North America’s…

Beauty at the Grasslands

Beauty at the Grasslands

A delightful day with plentiful sunshine. The nippy weather did not dampen our enthusiasm on the First Wednesday (Nov. 1st) outing. The beauty at the LBJ Grasslands always refreshes my soul at any time of the year! Additionally to share with the First Wednesday group made for a wonderful morning. Free Admission to Texas State…

Whew!

Whew!

It was a busy day for me! First chores must be done, groceries. However I did manage to take a walk. Then it was time for the Trinity Forks NPSOT afternoon field trip at the Painted Flower Farm in Denton. So it was a “whew” day. However it was a totally a good one! Missing…

Zig zag

Zig zag

Last night after I posted we got .04″ more rain about 9pm. What a welcome surprise. Even more so that the grass was still wet on our morning walk. 🙂 I sat and watched the girl for a minute or two. And was delighted to see her make her zig zag! Why Insect Memories May…

What’s new today…

What’s new today…

A few of my favorite things at home today. Definitely always fun to watch the locomotion of a caterpillar’s walk! Here the Hackberry Emperor most likely was hunting for a place to pupate. It was on an Post Oak. Hope y’all saw some good nature today as well! 🙂 Bright white lights are a buzzkill…

Personal space

Personal space

When photographing the critters, it pays to go very slow as you approach. Sometimes they will stay put, but more often than not they leave. There are lots of missed shots when going in for the close shot. 🙂 Hey we all have a personal space right? Weird, Rare, and Everywhere Keep looking! The more…

Burn!

Burn!

The prescribed burns have started on the grasslands. So you may want to check before going. Today’s burn was on unit 31. Jeanne took this video a few days ago of a jumping spider with its prey, a stinkbug. Love nature in action! Thanks Jeanne! Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see…

Fallen

Fallen

The winter season offers up wonders of nature. And things are easier to see with most of the leaves fallen. Paleontologists May Have Solved the Mystery Behind a Prehistoric Reptile Graveyard Deep sea creatures: the amazing under-explored part of the world Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and the more you…

Red cap

Red cap

Dec 19th was not as cold as today and yesterday. However, we still had to bundle up on that outing. Photos from today below. Of course, I had to sit and watch the birds from inside the warm house today. Climate Change Will Result in More Rainbows Glass Frogs Turn Transparent When They Sleep… By…

Foggy but no rain

Foggy but no rain

Today was First Wednesday. So certainly people were put off by the rain forecasted and opted not to come. However, it was the perfect day! Some low clouds and fog made it just wonderful day to be at the grasslands. Also we tallied 20 bird species! Additionally, we learned from NEON field technicians about the…

Moving on

Moving on

After observing the birds for forty-five minutes, the birds moved on. So we did too. Another fabulous day at the grasslands! Just Like Humans – More Intelligent Jays Have This Characteristic Oxford scientists crack case of why ketchup splatters from near-empty bottle Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and the more…