Meet the Flower That Only Lives 24 Hours

When I learn something new about a plant it makes seeing them the next time even more impressive. Hartweg Evening Primrose or Hartweg Sundrops (Calylophus hartwegii) greets the world in the evening, stays up all night, and then by the evening of the next day it is spent. After it is done for the blooms…

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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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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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Meet This Miniature Wannabe T. Rex

Iguanas and Jurassic Park in the Rolling Plains of Texas? What’s that?   Here’s your chance to meet both all in one. This famed iguana and little dinosaur, the Eastern Collared Lizard.  This lizard is a member of the iguana family. Plus, you can say they are little dinosaurs because they can run up to fifteen…

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