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.


Bees and Pollination -

bee on a bluebonnet

Bees and Pollination – Bees are a keystone species.  This means that the role they play in creation affects every other form of life.  Bees are pollinators. Pollination is what happens when a bee flies from flower to flower, drinking nectar and collecting pollen.  As they land […]

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Oak Buds -

Sand Oak buds

Oak Buds – Oak trees are the most plentiful tree species in all of creation.  These spring buds are from a Post Oak in Texas.  The Post Oak is very tough; it can grow in harsh, dry conditions.  It is shorter and bushier than the more well-known […]

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Mallard Ducks -

Mallard drake and hen

Mallard Ducks – Mallards are the most numerous species of duck in North America.  If you see ducks, you can bet a mallard drake (male) and hen (female) will be in the mix.  They need open water in winter, like the small patch on this lake that […]

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Mule Deer Doe -

mule deer doe

Mule Deer Doe – This is a color photograph without any color.  During a drought, and during winter, the entire landscape on the plains becomes almost colorless.  So do the animals it seems, as this mule deer doe appears the same brownish-grey as everything else. But the […]

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Turkey Vulture -

turkey vulture

Turkey Vulture – Turkey vultures are scavengers, eating almost any dead animal’s carcass.  Also called buzzards, they win no beauty contests in nature.  They have a bald, red head that is tucked into a black-feathered body, and they have a sharp black beak to stab and rip […]

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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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