Category Archive: mammals

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

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

Twelve Days of Christmas, National Elk Refuge Style

In March of 2013, my husband and I took a trip to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and we took a tour of the National Elk Refuge.  I finally got around to editing those photos,… Continue reading

The Moral Sense of Dogs

This time of year when it’s hot outside, I love to stay inside and look at old books.  We have access to an interesting collection from the late 1800s, because my husband’s grandparents… Continue reading

Up Close and Personal

When we have cool weather, sometimes we come upon little animals that seem disoriented from the cold.  I take the opportunity for a quick photo opportunity and send them on their way. I… Continue reading

Along a Hill Country Highway

Much of the dry, rocky land of central Texas is really best suited for small populations of grazing or browsing animals.  Ranchers may raise cattle, sheep, or goats, but for another income stream,… Continue reading

Tracks in the Sand

After a rain, it’s interesting to go along the creek and see what tracks show up in the sand. It was interesting that I saw so many raccoon prints, because I have never… Continue reading

Mole vs. Mole Cricket

Two subterranean and rarely seen creatures have appeared on the surface lately, one just tumbling around in the yard on a warm evening, and one in a big tub of rain water.  New… Continue reading

Ooh! So Creepy!

(I hope you, like me, hear the voice of Joe Flaherty as Count Floyd, host of Monster Chiller Horror Theater, when you read the post title.) Here, for Halloween, are some of the… Continue reading