Archive for the ‘Nature’ Category

Migrating Monarchs –

Migrating Monarchs

Migrating Monarchs – Butterflies are wonderful creations. Of all the many types of butterflies, Monarchs are the king. They are big and floppy and both fly and float through the air when you see them. Right now you can find them all over West Texas because they […]

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Tiger Salamander

tiger salamander

Tiger Salamander – Salamanders are small and somewhat slimy amphibians that live everywhere…even if you don’t see them.  This species is called Tiger Salamander because it is black with yellow stripes just like a tiger.  Their camouflage is pretty slick, huh? I used to have a pet […]

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Bobwhite Quail Covey –

bobwhite quail covey

Bobwhite Quail Covey – Quail live in large families on the ground.  This big group of quail is a called a covey.  There can be as many as 50 or 60 birds, or as few as five in a covey.  Mostly I see coveys of about 20 […]

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Tadpole –

Tadpole

Tadpole – Tadpoles are the larval stage of frogs.  Frogs lay their eggs underwater, which hatch into tiny tadpoles.  They grow large flat tails so they can swim like a fish in their first underwater world, usually a big mud puddle in the Spring. Over time these […]

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American Basket Flower –

American basket flower

American Basket Flower – This purple flower is similar to several species of thorny thistles.  Most people think it is just a bad weed when they see it from a distance.  But unlike all those invading thistles that resemble it, the American basket flower is a native […]

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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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