Great Horned Owl Fledgling

A few weeks ago, I was walking up to the lamb pen, and I realized that one of the tree stumps across the pasture just looked odd.  It looked too tall and too… Continue reading

Who Left THAT There?

In my walks around our farm, I come across plenty of small mysteries — Mystery #1: What snake left its skin in this hay bale? Mystery #2: Who scattered these pond mussels on… Continue reading

Blogging Buddies Take a Hike

On my trip to Phoenix earlier in April, I got to meet up with a blog friend, Andrea Huelsenbeck. I have been following Andrea’s blog, ARHtistic License, since Sept. 2015!  We are both… Continue reading

Desert Beauty

…the sight of any beauty reminds me that I am a savage.  Yes… a savage, with clumsy senses, and blind to a thousand things I should be able to see, deaf to a… Continue reading

Wild Hogs

Feral hogs are the bane of our existence here in Texas, especially for those who live in nice new suburban areas.  They breed quickly and destroy plants, and they are a dangerous obstacle… Continue reading

Hill Country Animals

Here are some of the animals caught on camera in the dry creek bed of our family property in Central Texas.        

Toad Update Solves an ID Mystery

A few weeks ago, when we went on the walk at the Center for Biological Research Studies, I saw an unfamiliar amphibian. Looking at the small picture on my camera screen, the director… Continue reading

September Showers Bring Butterflies

This past weekend, we got to go out to the Texas Hill Country.  Our place there is about 300 miles west of where we live in East Texas.  It normally gets about 25… Continue reading

A Trip to a Research Station

Usually when I am out in nature, I am at a park or a beach, or even my own yard.  But this past weekend I was able to go to a real research… Continue reading

Beach Reading

On your next sojourn at the shore, skip the scandal sheets and salacious best sellers, and instead, scan this source about the specimens surrounding you — Spirals in Time: The Secret Life and… Continue reading