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.


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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Prairie Dog –

prairie dog

Prairie Dog – Prairie dogs are famous and interesting to everyone except people that have them on their ranch.  Generally, you try and get rid of them since they eat all the grass and crops and turn the place into a desert.  Plus their holes are deep […]

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