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.


Monarch butterfly

monarch butterfly

Monarch butterfly – This is what a Monarch chrysalis turns into, a big beautiful orange and black butterfly. We raised some monarch caterpillars this year and they make a pretty green chrysalis that has golden specks in it. After they hatch, their wings are all folded up […]

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Rain gauge

rain gauge

Rain gauge – Rain makes the green come out in flowers, trees and plants. With rain, it’s all green; without rain, it’s all brown. Rain makes the rivers flow and keeps all the animals alive too, by keeping the plants that they eat alive.  I love the […]

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Dung beetle

dung beetle

Dung beetle – These beetles are rolling up horse manure. Their nickname is the rollers, because they roll up dung as a food source to put in a brooding chamber they dig in the ground. The male and female mate and then she lays her eggs inside […]

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White-winged Dove

white-winged dove

White-winged Dove – This is a momma dove with the second chick that she raised this year. They are roosting in a Ponderosa pine tree that is in my backyard. Doves are migratory birds and come north to nest and have babies in the summer. The momma […]

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Indian Blankets

Indian Blankets

Indian Blankets – Indian Blankets are wildflowers that bloom in the summer and into the fall.  They grow everywhere around where I live.  Indian Blankets are native wildflowers which means they grow on their own in Colorado and Texas and all over the plains.  I love the […]

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Swiss Family Robinson

SFR (1)

Swiss Family Robinson – Sometimes I wish that my family and I were on an abandoned island foraging for food and things from the ship for a living, but I think it would be hard to live that way. I would love to play with monkeys and […]

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