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.


Badger –

badger

Badger – Badgers live in open prairies and the edges of woods and rocky canyons.  They live in these habitats because there are lots of small animals available like mice, squirrels, and groundhogs.  Badgers can dig easily in the soil to get to this underground prey. Badgers […]

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Texas Wildflowers –

spring wildflowers - Garza county, TX

Texas Wildflowers – This is highway 651 in Garza County, TX.  It has been a rainy spring and the wildflowers are blooming and growing like crazy everywhere.  Try and count all the different species near this road.  Wildflowers have great names. There are at least six different […]

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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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