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.

Mule Deer

mule deer

Mule Deer – These deer are called “mulies” because their ears are similar to a mule’s ears.  Mule Deer are everywhere around my house.  They live in the tall grass fields and on the side of the mountains in the forest.  I see them all the time and […]

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Blue Jay


Blue Jay – The blue jay is one of my favorite birds.  I love the way it looks and I love the its colors.  They live here year round and you can almost always hear them screeching in the woods.  Their eggs are a light blue with […]

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Hognose Snake

hognose snake

Hognose Snake – This snake is called hognose for the tip of its nose.  The tip is turned up just like a hog’s, and it is used for the same thing too, digging in the ground.  This snake is non-venomous, although it looks like a cobra by […]

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Buck rubs

buck rub

Buck rubs – Bucks are male deer.  They rub their antlers on small trees which scrapes off some of the tree bark.  They do this first to scrape the velvet off of their antlers.  Velvet is a soft outer covering on the antlers that brings blood to […]

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Elk – In the summer you see big bull elk like this all time.  They act lazy and walk around the meadows and parks and pretty much ignore you.  They are growing their antlers and this stage is called the “velvet”.  Every year they grow a new […]

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wasp & wild buckwheat

Fall – Fall is my favorite season. So many things are happening outdoors and indoors. In the outdoors everything is prepping for winter like this paper wasp on wild buckwheat. She is eating nectar and preparing to hibernate all winter. I see these wasps all the time […]

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