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.

Baby Rattlesnake –


Baby Rattlesnake – Here’s a baby you don’t want to cuddle. That being said, people misunderstand rattlesnakes.  They mistake them for mean, aggressive snakes.  But really they only bite if you are a threat, or about to step on them.  A rattlesnake would never come after you […]

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Fall Rains –


Fall Rains – Rain is always good.  But fall rain is special.  It’s kind of like a mother.  The ‘mother rain’ is the rain that germinates all the little wildflower seeds like Texas bluebonnets, Indian blankets, and Queen Anne’s lace.  That’s why wildflowers are the first ones […]

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Burrowing Owl –

burrowing owl

Burrowing Owl – Burrowing owls are tricky; they break all the rules. They live in holes in the ground, instead of in trees.  When I see a family of owls standing near their ground burrow, I wonder how they dug it.  Owls have sharp talons for grabbing […]

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Sideoats Grama –

Side-oats grama grass

Sideoats Grama – Sideoats grama is Texas’ state grass.  Grama doesn’t mean grandma.  Grama means ‘pasture’ grass.  I think it’s Latin.  The grama grasses are the best forage in the world for cattle…and buffalo. Sideoats grama is mainly a bunch grass which makes great dove and quail […]

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Mexican Hats –

Mexican hats

Mexican Hats – Mexican hats look just like their name.  The long hat top, then the fan of beautiful orange, yellow, red, and brown colors.  Each one has five petals. The top is where the seed head grows.  The seeds are lined up in perfectly symmetrical rows. […]

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Barn Swallow –

barn swallow

Barn Swallow – These cute birds make nests of mud and straw.  Their nests are not all that different from early homes of the pioneers, and some Indians, who made homes out of dirt.  Those “people nests” were called adobe, sod, and dugout. Barn swallow nests can […]

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