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.


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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Monarch Migration –

monarch return migration

Monarch Migration – Spring time is when Monarch Butterflies start their migration north into the U.S. and all the way to Canada.  During winter they live down in Mexico in deep forests in just one mountain range.  Each butterfly migrates over 2,500 miles every year. The first […]

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Spring Wildflowers –

spring wildflowers - bladderpod

Spring Wildflowers – Wildflowers are everywhere right now.  In some places they cover the ground like these yellow Bladderpods.  Wildflowers grow without being planted or taken care of by people.  They just grow all on their own on roadsides and pastures and wild places.  Many have great […]

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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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