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.


Winterkill –

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Winterkill – You can find bones anytime, but it seems like I see more after winter, when things begin to thaw.  These are deer bones; a pelvis and ribcage and leg.  I don’t know what killed the deer, but I know coyotes have worked it over and […]

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Evergreens –

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Evergreens – Evergreen trees are pretty self-explanatory.  They stay green year-round and most have needles for leaves.  Ponderosa pines are one example, and they grow in the high mountains.  Deciduous broadleaf trees can grow in cold climates too, like aspens and cottonwoods and fruit trees, but they […]

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Osage Orange Trees –

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Osage Orange Tree – Osage orange trees have an interesting history and name.  But most people in Texas just call them bodarks. Bois d’arc (bodark) is French and means “wood of the bow”.  Early explorers named the tree when they witnessed American Indians using it for their bows.  […]

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Golden-fronted Woodpecker

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Golden-fronted Woodpecker Woodpeckers can be heard in the woods in almost any state.  The golden-fronted species that lives off the caprock in Texas has the main characteristics of all woodpeckers – a red head and a black and white back. The male and female have bright gold […]

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Bumble Bee and Blazing Star –

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Bumble Bee and Blazing Star – Whenever you see a honey bee you think of honey and where they have it stored.  But with bumblebees that’s not the case – bumblebees don’t make honey.  They just collect nectar and pollen.  Then they take it to their nectar […]

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Baby Rattlesnake –

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Baby Rattlesnake – Here’s a baby you don’t want to cuddle. That being said, people misunderstand rattlesnakes.  They mistake them for mean, aggressive snakes.  But really they only bite if you are a threat, or about to step on them.  A rattlesnake would never come after you […]

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