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.


Paper Wasp –

paper wasp

Paper Wasp – Paper wasps make their nests out of a substance exactly like paper.  The materials they use are small plant fibers harvested from their surrounding area.  Then the wasps glue the fibers together with their saliva.  They make a large umbrella-shaped and waterproof nest out […]

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Sunflowers –

sunflower

Sunflowers – Everyone likes sunflowers.  They have bright yellow petals around a dark middle.  The middle of a sunflower is called a disk flower.  It has hundreds of small blooms that become seeds.  The spiral design that the seeds grow in is found all over nature.  It […]

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Blue Catfish –

blue catfish

Blue Catfish – This is the biggest catfish of several catfish species in North America.  They can grow to be five feet long, but most of them are around three and a half feet full grown.  I like to catch all kinds of fish, but mainly when […]

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Great Plains Toad –

great plains toad

Great Plains Toad – The sound of toads singing is a beautiful sound for ranch people.  Toads and frogs only sing after a big rain.  A rain that is deep and wet enough to reach them burrowed deep in the mud.  When the moisture hits them, they […]

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Texas Horned Lizard –

texas horned lizard

Texas Horned Lizard – The Texas Horned Lizard has a lot of nicknames, like horny toad and horned frog.  Neither of those names are correct, of course, because it isn’t a frog or toad. I wonder who started all the toad/frog business?  I still call them ‘horny […]

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Black Widow Spider –

black widow

Black Widow Spider – The black widow spider lives in most warm weather places.  I have found them in nooks and crannies all around my house and in the woods.  They are venomous spiders and their toxin is more potent than a rattlesnake’s.  Bites are not usually […]

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