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.

Bull Snake –

bull snake

Bull Snake – Bull snakes are big.  They average up to six feet long.  I see them a lot on Papa’s ranch in Texas.  I catch them if I can, just about every time I see one.  They are amazing creatures to hold in your hands. I […]

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Sandhill Cranes –

sandhill crane migration

Sandhill Cranes – When Sandhill Cranes migrate they travel in large flocks.  Thousands at a time pass over in the spring and fall.  They have a wonderful call that sounds big and wild.  Cranes form large bands of several families to forage for food and have greater […]

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Tent Caterpillars –

tent caterpillar

Tent Caterpillars – Tent caterpillars build tents – no joke, they really do.  They weave a silk web on the branches of trees which works and is shaped like a tent.  Inside the tent there are different chambers with thick and thin walls for regulating temperature.  Each […]

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Sandhill Plum Blooms

sandhill plum blooms

Sandhill Plum Blooms – These are the spring blooms of the Sandhill Plum.  This tree is small and bears little red plums in early summer that are sour-sweetish.  In the spring, these small white flowers bloom and then become the plums. Do you see the bee that […]

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Blood Moon –

blood moon lunar eclipse

Blood Moon – The night sky is one of the best things about living in the country.  Without city lights to compete, the moon and stars are so bright they seem close enough to touch.  And when the moon is full it is seems almost alive.  Full moons […]

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Chickens –


Chickens – My family has always raised chickens.  We collect the eggs to eat.  Farm eggs taste the best to me.  They are light brown, instead of the white ones that come in the store.  It’s a big deal to get a double-yolker. Every once in a […]

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