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.

Hummingbird Moth

hummingbird moth

Hummingbird Moth – These are big moths that look, act and sound like hummingbirds. When it feeds on the nectar of flowers it hovers in the air and makes a humming noise – which is how it got its name. I hear hummingbirds a lot because my […]

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Hank books

Hank the Cowdog

Hank books – One day at my school the author of the Hank books came by, John R. Erickson, and we had a class assembly. He played his banjo and sang songs from some of the books like “Cats Are Stupid”. That’s what really started me on […]

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Box Turtle

box turtle

Box Turtle – These box turtles show up about everywhere. They cruise around taking their time and enjoying the landscape. They even blink slow if you watch them a little bit. They live everywhere that I have ever been. If I could be an animal, a box […]

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Dove Hunting

mourning dove breasts

Dove Hunting – It is dove hunting season now, which is the first hunting season of the fall. I try and go dove hunting as much as I can and this is what the meat looks like. These are mourning dove breasts. The daily limit is 15 […]

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Cows – These are cows on Papa’s ranch in Texas. He has a lot of cows. He is a rancher and a cowboy. The difference between most ranchers and cowboys is pretty slim, but mainly it’s that a rancher owns the land and cows. Cows roam around […]

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Yucca – Yucca is a spiky bush that lives in the hot and dry plains of Texas and Colorado. These pretty white flowers can be put into a salad, or eaten right off the stalk. I eat them every spring and cows and horses do too. The […]

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