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.


Bluebonnet Leaves –

bluebonnet leaf

Bluebonnet Leaves – Bluebonnet leaves are green with white edges.  The white edges you see are actually small hairs that cover the leaves.  The leaves branch out in groups of five and are shaped like a star around the plant.  No other plant that I know has […]

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Shed Hunting –

antler sheds

Shed Hunting – A shed is an antler that has dropped off of a buck deer or a bull elk.  Lots of people go shed hunting every spring.  Finding a large antler is a big deal.  It shows you that a nice deer made it through hunting […]

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Crappie

Crappie

Crappie – This fish has an odd name.  You pronounce it like “croppie”.  Crappie swim in large schools and are in most lakes.  They spawn, or breed, in the spring and if you catch a large school of them in an inlet or shallow area, you can […]

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Where The Red Fern Grows

Where The Red Fern Grows

Where The Red Fern Grows – This book is about a boy named Billy Coleman who lives with his dad, mom, and two little sisters in the Ozark Mountains.  He wants a pair of coonhounds so he can go hunting.  His family is poor and cannot afford […]

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Western Fence Lizard

western fence lizard

Western Fence Lizard – I’ve been catching this species of lizard since I was little.  They are fast, but if you follow them around a bit they will tire out and you can catch them.  If the lizard would just stay still you would never see it […]

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Wild Turkey

wild turkeys on winter wheat

Wild Turkey – Wild turkeys live just about everywhere in North America.  I see them everywhere on the prairies, fields, and in the woods.  The main thing they must have are roost trees for night time.  Turkeys forage all day on the ground and at night they […]

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