A November Beaver Pond Reset

The November evening at the Beaver Pond greeted us like a welcomed kiss on our cheeks. The warmth was unusual for this November. We arrived as the sun was beginning to set. Reflections of the juniper trees were casting their shadows on the edges of the pond as if they were looking in a mirror…

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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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