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.


Wildfire -

Wildfire

Wildfire – Wildfire is a constant fear in ranch country.  Many times it is started by accident, like a cigarette butt thrown out the window of a car.  The huge grass fires that you hear about on the news are generally accidental.  They can burn through thousands […]

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Bird Dog in Snow -

bird dog in snow

Bird Dog in Snow – This is Huck.  He is a yellow Labrador Retriever, named after the book Huckleberry Finn.  We go quail and dove and pheasant hunting in the fall and winter.  He loves it.  He is just a pet most of the year, but when he […]

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Ice Storms -

frozen yellow cottonwood leaves

Ice Storms – Ice Storms shut everything down.  Roads and black-outs are the biggest fear.  Some roads become impossible to drive on and electric lines and poles break from the ice load they accumulate.  Sometimes you can’t open gates or doors because they are completely iced over. […]

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Rio Grande Wild Turkey -

Rio Grande wild turkey

Rio Grande Wild Turkey – The Rio Grande has the largest population and range of all of the North American wild turkey species.  During the fall you can hunt turkeys at the same time as deer.  The toms (males) usually stay together in big bachelor groups, while […]

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Mexican Free-tailed Bat -

Mexican free-tailed bat

Mexican Free-tailed Bat – Bats live in huge groups, called colonies, in caves or under bridges.  Bat colonies fly out at night to catch their meals of bugs, especially mosquitoes.  A bat can eat up to one thousand insects in a single night.  Then they return to […]

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Migrating Monarchs -

Migrating Monarchs

Migrating Monarchs – Butterflies are wonderful creations. Of all the many types of butterflies, Monarchs are the king. They are big and floppy and both fly and float through the air when you see them. Right now you can find them all over West Texas because they […]

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