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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

elk

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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Fall

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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Prickly Pear Cactus

prickly pear cactus

Prickly Pear Cactus – This spiky plant’s nickname is “paddle cactus”.  The Prickly Pear has two types of poky thorns; the big, long ones that you see, and small, short ones that you can’t see. They both hurt. One time, on a dare, I stuck my finger […]

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Bobwhite Quail

bobwhite quail

Bobwhite Quail – These beautiful quail got their name from their whistle call that sounds like “bob–white…bob-white”.  I can make their sound pretty good myself. This bird is really shy and it lives on the ground.  Bobwhites live in most of the southern half of the U.S. […]

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