Wrapping up 2020

In a normal year, my pattern of interaction with nature goes something like this: Daily: carry my camera with me when I go outside, and if I see a new species, try to… Continue reading

Our Farm Bird List Grows to 101!

Ever since we moved to our family farm 11 years ago, I have been doing my best to document all the species that live here or pass through. I got a digital camera… Continue reading

Last on the Card, September 2020

This is a fun challenge from Brian at Bushboys World. The rules are simple:1. Post the last photo on your SD card or last photo on your phone for the 30th September.2. No… Continue reading

The Changing Seasons – September 2020 in East Texas

Although I spend a fair amount of time in Central Texas, I live in East Texas.  While there is some overlap, we tend to see different plants, insects, and birds here, so I… Continue reading

The Changing Seasons – September 2020 in the Hill Country

In early September, we made a trip to the Texas Hill Country, and played in the Llano River.  (You can click on the pictures to see larger images.) I rarely see any migrating… Continue reading

Host and Guests – Ludwigia

I have a goal to identify all the species living on our farm.  The pond plants in particular have been a problem for me, because a lot of them look similar.  And even… Continue reading

Last on the Card, August 2020

I have been meaning to join in this challenge since I saw it in January!  Brian at Bushboys World came up with the idea of showing whatever photos are last on your card… Continue reading

The Changing Seasons – August 2020

I saw a photo challenge on Ann-Christine’s blog, and she found it on its original home with Su (scroll down through the post to find the guidelines).  You take 5 to 20 photos… Continue reading

Bioblitz Fun

A bioblitz is an event where people try to find and identify as many species as possible, in a certain place, in a limited amount of time.  Often they have a festival feel… Continue reading

Cholera in 1833

Last fall, I wrote here about the Texas Master Naturalist class that I help teach at a state prison. As my small part of this 12-week class, I teach about “Historic Naturalists of… Continue reading