Observations of Fall Grasses

These grasses began their lives with tons of chlorophyll in their leaves this spring. They showed their backbones by staying green in the stifling 100-degree days of summer. As they began maturing their seeds were collected to be used to reseed areas that need restoration. As the summer days turned into fall, these grasses put…

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The Power of a Camera Trap

Earlier this year a female bobcat appeared on one of my camera traps. As the months passed, I knew she was pregnant. A couple of months ago I found a unique hidden place on the conservation land 3RF owns. It is the quietest place I have found so far on the ranch land. A silent,…

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A Plant that Can Possibly Draw Lightning

In these unprecedented times of 2020, I rediscovered a native beauty growing in a cotton field. While this plant is a low growing plant, the specimens in this field came up to over my knee. They are quite distinctive plants observed from 75 MPH and even more remarkable up close. Devil’s claw or unicorn plant…

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When a Plant Causes You to Yell

  When I see a plant that I cannot immediately ID I label the photo with UK or Unknown with the date. Often, I go back to identify it by proper common and scientific names. Then there are times I don’t get back to identifying the plant in the file because that’s how life goes.…

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