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.

Robinson Crusoe


Robinson Crusoe – Pretty much every day I wake up and wish I was on a deserted island with a ship to salvage, food to find, and a shelter to build.  Just me and my dogs roaming around exploring and having our own country all to ourselves.  I […]

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Crawdads – Here are some crawdads I found in the river.  They have great camouflage, don’t they?  I found these in the Purgatoire river here in Colorado, but they live pretty much everywhere. I’ve spent a good part of my life hunting for crawdads in creeks and […]

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Cottonwood buds

cottonwood bud

Cottonwood buds – This is what cottonwood leaves look like right now, in April.  They are all hidden in these buds.  When the right temperature hits the tree, the leaves know it’s safe to open up for another year.

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Cottonwood leaves

Wilder cottonwood

Cottonwood leaves – Here is a cottonwood leaf.  I love these leaves.  They make a heart shape.  They are beautiful.  They are my favorite trees. Cottonwoods grow in the canyons and creek beds around Colorado.  They can only grow on good consistent water.  Sitting under them you […]

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