Category Archive: herps

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

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

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

Finally Caught on Camera

Some of the species around here are notoriously camera-shy.  Here are two snakes that I have glimpsed for years, but have never been able to get really good pictures of.  Thanks to my… 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

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

Smith Oaks Rookery

Six years ago I went on a birding bus trip and got to see the Smith Oaks Rookery in High Island, Texas.  It was amazing to see of hundreds of giant nests stacked… Continue reading

Green Tree Frog

Yesterday was a cool and cloudy day with the promise of rain, so I took advantage of the weather to work in the woods.  I was down in the creek bed, pulling some… Continue reading

Pairs

Eyes

After being at the International Quilt Festival all day, my eyes are about to close. So I will leave you with some eyes that are wider awake than I am.  You can click… Continue reading