Quick sand!

Quick sand!

So the right short branch of the creek was most interesting. Of course, we tend to find something no matter which way we turn. Always something to see right! And now we continue to the left. Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know.

A local guide

A local guide

The grasslands called to me again on July 20th! I was hoping for the best weatherwise (meaning not too hot). My grasslands buddies hoped so too. And as always, many interesting sights were seen! Stay tuned for more on the July 20th outing! Keep looking!

Pipevine!

Pipevine!

The July 16th outing saga continues! As we started to climb in elevation, we happened upon the Woolly Dutchman’s Pipevine (Aristolochia tomentosa)! Of course, the elevation climb is really not that much. But this area did not have standing water as it was on a slight slope above the bottomlands. Keep looking!

Mushrooms

Mushrooms

As we walked further from the lake, but staying near the drainage ditch, we came across mushrooms and some other good stuff. These Moths Will Be Renamed to Stop Use of an Ethnic Slur Dr. Dal Forno is a Research Botanist at BRIT: Meet the Scientist: Manuela Dal Forno Warmer Climate May Cause Male Dragonflies…

Palps

Palps

This afternoon Gracie and I were startled on our walk. We saw our first turkey that I have seen in our woods. To be fair, I think it was more startled than either of us. It let out a weird sound and flew about 15 feet. Then it proceeded on foot away from us at…

Along the creek…

Along the creek…

We made it down to the creek. It was a pretty creek, but not a creek where you could easily walk along the water’s edge. We only went down to the actual creek one time. But that ended up being a good thing because we found several cool plants up above. It seems we got…

Happy 4th!

Happy 4th!

So the visit to the grasslands on Thursday was great as usual. The only thing that would have made it better would have been a breeze, but since we go really early it is not too bad. It started out on the roadside to hunt for a plant. I didn’t find it, but maybe it…

Cool Beetle

Cool Beetle

A few years ago while out surveying on the grasslands, I came across this cool beetle. I thought it was a moth, but Suzanne who was with me, knew that it was a beetle. It does not look like the typical beetle. There are always new things to learn! Articles: The Alchemists Had It Right?…

The Bs

The Bs

Today it is all about the “B”s! Birds, bugs and The Betrothed. I believe summer is here with all its mosquitoes! Keep looking!

Humpbacked

Humpbacked

It was a windless day and I only got sprinkled on once. There were several cool finds today. Article: Maria Sibylla Merian’s Legacy and Editions of Her Metamorphosis Keep looking!