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.


Wheat Pasture Cattle –

Wheat Pasture Cattle

Wheat Pasture Cattle – During winter and spring, cattle dot wheat fields like little fishing boats in a green sea.  The hard red winter wheat that they graze is planted in September.  If rains come, the wheat germinates and begins to grow and spreads its slender green […]

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Bees and Pollination –

bee on a bluebonnet

Bees and Pollination – Bees are a keystone species.  This means that the role they play in creation affects every other form of life.  Bees are pollinators. Pollination is what happens when a bee flies from flower to flower, drinking nectar and collecting pollen.  As they land […]

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Oak Buds –

Sand Oak buds

Oak Buds – Oak trees are the most plentiful tree species in all of creation.  These spring buds are from a Post Oak in Texas.  The Post Oak is very tough; it can grow in harsh, dry conditions.  It is shorter and bushier than the more well-known […]

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Mallard Ducks –

Mallard drake and hen

Mallard Ducks – Mallards are the most numerous species of duck in North America.  If you see ducks, you can bet a mallard drake (male) and hen (female) will be in the mix.  They need open water in winter, like the small patch on this lake that […]

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Mule Deer Doe –

mule deer doe

Mule Deer Doe – This is a color photograph without any color.  During a drought, and during winter, the entire landscape on the plains becomes almost colorless.  So do the animals it seems, as this mule deer doe appears the same brownish-grey as everything else. But the […]

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Turkey Vulture –

turkey vulture

Turkey Vulture – Turkey vultures are scavengers, eating almost any dead animal’s carcass.  Also called buzzards, they win no beauty contests in nature.  They have a bald, red head that is tucked into a black-feathered body, and they have a sharp black beak to stab and rip […]

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