Category Archive: nature

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

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

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

A Woman in Alaska in the 1930s

Two years ago I was given all the boxes of the family archives from my husband’s family, and I have spent hours sorting and digitizing everything. My favorite discovery has been a box… 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

A Lovely Spring Afternoon

We have been having phenomenal weather, cool, breezy, and clear.  The trees are leafing out, our winter birds have moved on, for the most part, and the insects are zooming around purposefully. I… 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

Nightly Forest Report

This post originally appeared on my other blog, Deep in the Heart of Textiles, in May of 2014.  When I started this blog about nature, I thought it fit better here.  I have… Continue reading

1 Day 1 World Project: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Woodpecker Ninjas

When I was out walking in the woods today, I heard a lot of birds scolding and squawking.  In the past, following the fuss has led me to sightings of snakes, hawks, and… Continue reading

Spring on the Farm

Over the last month we have been busy fixing up the house, but it hasn’t been just a “This Old House” marathon.  The animals keep us hopping too. One afternoon, I saw our… Continue reading