Birds on a Water Break

This past week we were at our place in the Texas Hill Country, and I had been working near a water trough for about an hour, when suddenly birds started flying in.  This… Continue reading

A Walk to Harvest Native Grass Seed

Last December, while other people were out finishing their shopping, I went out walking with a small group, to gather native grass seed from a remnant prairie.   It doesn’t look like much.… Continue reading

Unusual Pair

We caught these two on the wildlife camera this past September.  Unfortunately the light wasn’t good and there was hardly any contrast in the photos, so I used Photoshop Elements® to make them… Continue reading

Wildlife Cam 2017

My daughter and son-in-law put a wildlife camera in the creek bed at our property in Central Texas.  That place is about 300 miles to the west of us, in a region that… Continue reading

The Gift of Snow

It’s lovely to get a light touch of winter.

Weird Science

I love to read old books written by naturalists.  When I am reading about, for example, a woman riding out on horseback to spend a long lazy afternoon watching the nesting habits of… Continue reading

Praying Mantis

Quite often while we are out doing yard work, my husband will stop what he is doing and bring me a bug.  I almost always have my camera with me and I stop… Continue reading

Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge — As the Crow Considers Flying

While traveling through Nova Scotia last week, I noticed these crows having issues with directions. The only thing they could agree on was that they would be happy to be part of Cee’s… Continue reading

Robber Flies

There is something about mimic insects that I just love, the way they think they are fooling everyone. If you watch a real bee, it is always working, zipping from blossom to blossom,… Continue reading

Host and Guests – Texas Dandelion

While gathering flowers for dye, I found a lot of different insects using the Texas Dandelion as a host plant.  You can click on the images to see them larger. If you would… Continue reading