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.

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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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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