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.


Spring Storms –

spring storms - anvil cloud

Spring Storms – This storm formation is called an anvil cloud.  The severe storm inside it builds and builds until it gets so high that it flattens out on the bottom of the stratosphere.  The stratosphere is about 6 miles high, so it makes the cloud look […]

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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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