This is me, Wilder.  This is my Nature Journal.  Check back every now and then for new entries about outdoor stuff.  I am always coming across something interesting.


Bluebonnets in Winter -

Texas Bluebonnets in winter

Bluebonnets in Winter – Texas Bluebonnets are a special flower.  Most flowers germinate in the spring after the last freeze, but not bluebonnets.  They germinate in the fall, when the rain comes in September or October.  Germination is when the seed starts growing and puts out its […]

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Winter -

winter - ice storm

Winter – Winter is the coldest season of the year, when you have to be tough to be outside.  Winter happens when the earth is rotated farthest from the sun.  It is a time of cold, snow, ice, and indoor fires in the fireplace. There is usually […]

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Steller’s Jay

steller's blue jay

Steller’s Jay – The Steller’s Jay and Blue Jay are easy birds to recognize with their bright blue plumage (plumage is a fancy way to say feathers).  The Steller’s Jay only lives in the Rocky Mountains and in mostly pine forests, while the Blue Jay lives just […]

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Whitetail Doe -

whitetail doe

Whitetail Doe – A doe is a female deer.  Does look similar to bucks, but they are graceful and beautiful in a different way.  And they never have antlers, of course. A buck is probably chasing this doe. Whitetails are close to the end of the rut […]

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Texas Tree Lizard -

Texas tree lizard

Texas Tree Lizard – This is the largest lizard I have ever caught.  Sometimes called the Texas Spiny Lizard, they can be almost a foot long, even though much of that length is their tail.  They are related to the horny toad in that they have small […]

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Buffalo -

buffalo

Buffalo – Buffalo (or American Bison) used to roam all over the Great Plains in huge herds.  Some accounts say that herds could be over a million animals and stretched out on the plains for twenty miles.  I have a hard time seeing that in my mind. […]

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