Happy Wildlife Wednesday! Thankful for the recent rains here on the Llano Estacado in Texas because they bring much-needed blooms for all the pollinators, as well as a carpet of visual color to the landscape. Flowers have been deeply missed these last two years in this region due to a lack of rainfall. Prickly pear…Read More
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My encounters with Flora and Fauna, as well as my continuing research at 3 Rivers Foundation.
Wildlife Wednesday – Small Dino
Nothing to see here except this posing Western Earless lizard who came up and checked us out as we were checking out the cacti. He was so cute in his curiosity from his posing to his attempt at vocalizing as if he were saying hello. Happy Wildlife Wednesday from this tiny dinosaur.Read More
Cream Milkvetch – Wildlife Wednesday
“There is poetry among the wildflowers.” — Rachel Irene Stevenson Cream milkvetch, Astragalus racemosus appears to be native to Texas. This species was seen at Tahoka Lake Pasture. It loves being near a water source for it to bloom and grow. Their stems are deep red and are very similar to Snow-on-the-Mountain. At first, I thought I…Read More
Can you see it? Can. you see the head of the bullsnake? This babe had just slithered off into this underbrush with its meal of either a rat or a baby cottontail in its mouth. I tried getting a good photo of it. But with a new phone in hand, the picture came out blurry…Read More