Archive for the ‘Nature’ Category

Buck Rubs –

buck rub fall

Buck Rubs – It’s that time of year again – red and yellow leaves, pumpkins, and finding deer sign in the woods. The most obvious sign – buck rubs – are just another part of the fall. A buck rub is when a male deer rubs its […]

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Wolf Spider –

wolf spider

Wolf Spider – Wolf spiders are perfectly named; they hunt like lone wolves.  Most spiders make a beautiful web and wait for the food to come to them, but wolf spiders prowl around and stalk their prey.  On occasion, if the spider is having bad luck, it […]

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Sandhill Plum –

sandhill plums

Sandhill Plum – When you hear the word “plum” you think of a store-bought, purple-red sweet plum.  They are raised in cultivated orchards.  Sandhill plums grow wild in the bar ditch.  They are quarter-size, sour-then-sweet native fruit.  In western states around Texas they can be found in […]

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Prickly Pear Bloom –

prickly pear bloom - yellow rose of TX

Prickly Pear Bloom – In Texas, prickly pear is well known for its beautiful yellow blooms in the springtime. The lush flower has developed into a Texas trademark, The Yellow Rose of Texas. Most prickly pear blooms are yellow, but can sometimes be red or orange. Prickly […]

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Blue Catfish –

blue catfish - Texas

Blue Catfish – It’s always good to be out fishing for catfish, especially after a big rain.  During a rain the water gets stirred up and food comes along with the flooding.  The bite is “on”, we say.  Catfish use their cat-like whiskers to search the bottom […]

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Coachwhip –

coachwhip snake

Coachwhip – Speed and quickness are everything for some animals.  Coachwhips have to be quick.  Their main predators are hawks and owls striking from above.  To survive these attacks, coachwhips bolt at the first hint of a threat from either land or sky.  They can disappear in […]

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