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.


Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

scissor-tail flycatcher

Scissor-tail Flycatcher The Scissor-tailed Flycatcher has a descriptive name that tells you the major things about it.  They eat insects, like flies, and have long tails with two parts like scissors.  The tail of the male is twice as long as his body. The great thing about […]

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Paper Wasp -

paper wasp

Paper Wasp – Paper wasps make their nests out of a substance exactly like paper.  The materials they use are small plant fibers harvested from their surrounding area.  Then the wasps glue the fibers together with their saliva.  They make a large umbrella-shaped and waterproof nest out […]

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Sunflowers -

sunflower

Sunflowers – Everyone likes sunflowers.  They have bright yellow petals around a dark middle.  The middle of a sunflower is called a disk flower.  It has hundreds of small blooms that become seeds.  The spiral design that the seeds grow in is found all over nature.  It […]

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Blue Catfish -

blue catfish

Blue Catfish – This is the biggest catfish of several catfish species in North America.  They can grow to be five feet long, but most of them are around three and a half feet full grown.  I like to catch all kinds of fish, but mainly when […]

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Great Plains Toad -

great plains toad

Great Plains Toad – The sound of toads singing is a beautiful sound for ranch people.  Toads and frogs only sing after a big rain.  A rain that is deep and wet enough to reach them burrowed deep in the mud.  When the moisture hits them, they […]

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Texas Horned Lizard -

texas horned lizard

Texas Horned Lizard – The Texas Horned Lizard has a lot of nicknames, like horny toad and horned frog.  Neither of those names are correct, of course, because it isn’t a frog or toad. I wonder who started all the toad/frog business?  I still call them ‘horny […]

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