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

Host and Guests – Vetch

Last weekend I participated in the City Nature Challenge 2020.  I was one of 1264 people who got outside somewhere in the Houston-Galveston area, and identified 2964 different species. The Nature Challenge takes… Continue reading

Earth Prayer

With our “Stay Home” orders in place, I was reminded of one of my favorite poems.  While our bodies stay in a small space, our minds can roam to places we can only… Continue reading

On the Hunt for Joy Challenge — Get Outside

When I heard about Cee Neuner’s new challenge, I wanted to jump in, and take new pictures to fit each weekly theme.  The first topic, Get Outside, should have been easy for me… Continue reading

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #78 — Special Spot

There is a spot on our farm where kids can cross on fallen trees, or squish around in the mud, and just as importantly, tree roots terrace the bank, so grown-ups have a… Continue reading

Lens-Artists Challenge #77 – Favorite Photos of 2019

For this week, the Lens-Artists Challenge is to look back over 2019, and post your favorite photos. My main aim in photography is to document all the wildlife on our farm, and that… Continue reading