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Mockingbird -

Mockingbird

Mockingbird – A mockingbird can reproduce almost any sound it hears in the wild.  Some scientists believe they can then use the new ‘language’ to talk to other animals.  I saw a mockingbird ‘coo’ like the female dove’s call, and three male doves rushed to the scene and […]

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Funnel-web Spider -

funnel-web spider

Funnel-web Spider – This spider builds a small funnel-shaped nest that is always hidden away in the dark shadows of a grass pasture or a tree.  The spider is about the size of a quarter and super fast.  The funnel area of the web traps grasshoppers and […]

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Grizzly Bear -

grizzly bear and cub

Grizzly Bear – Grizzlies are huge, brown, and strong.  Notice the claws on this mature sow.  They are also great parents.  They will do anything to protect their cubs from predators.  Grizzlies are widely known for attacking humans, but this rarely happens.  They only attack humans if […]

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Badger -

badger

Badger – Badgers live in open prairies and the edges of woods and rocky canyons.  They live in these habitats because there are lots of small animals available like mice, squirrels, and groundhogs.  Badgers can dig easily in the soil to get to this underground prey. Badgers […]

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Texas Wildflowers -

spring wildflowers - Garza county, TX

Texas Wildflowers – This is highway 651 in Garza County, TX.  It has been a rainy spring and the wildflowers are blooming and growing like crazy everywhere.  Try and count all the different species near this road.  Wildflowers have great names. There are at least six different […]

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Spring Storms -

spring storms - anvil cloud

Spring Storms – This storm formation is called an anvil cloud.  The severe storm inside it builds and builds until it gets so high that it flattens out on the bottom of the stratosphere.  The stratosphere is about 6 miles high, so it makes the cloud look […]

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