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.


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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Blazing Star -

blazing star

Blazing Star – This tall purple flower grows all over the West and blooms only in the fall.  In many places it flourishes in dry and rocky soil, or on a very steep incline like in the photo.  It can do this because its roots go very […]

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Praying Mantis -

praying mantis

Praying Mantis – This Praying Mantis is a female and she is full of eggs.  During the fall they lay hundreds of eggs.  They come out one at a time and form a large organized mound that looks like frothy bubbles.  Later, the egg mound hardens to […]

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Gray Squirrel -

gray squirrel

Gray Squirrel – The Gray Squirrel is the most common squirrel in the U.S.  I love their big bushy gray tail, and watching it move when they run.  It twitches and takes a different form at every step following along like a tail on a kite. Squirrels […]

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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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