Eastern Yellow-bellied Racer

This weekend is the City Wide Nature Challenge, a four-day event where we are encouraged to get outside and document the biodiversity in our home communities. Last year the weather was perfect for… Continue reading

Lyrical Color

Imagine that you and I are naturalists from different regions in the early 1800s, communicating about our findings, and that I come across a new butterfly. Maybe I would include a sketch in… Continue reading

A Lovely April Morning Walk

So often, I can’t get my camera to focus where I want it to, but this past Sunday morning, the photography stars aligned and all my pictures turned out beautifully! On my regular… Continue reading

Texas Cold Snap Brings Out the Birds

You may have seen something in the news about the week of freezing temperatures we had here in Texas, and if you live in a temperate zone, you may be saying, “Can’t they… Continue reading

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