Smallest Alien Discovery Now Has a Name

In cleaning up my computer every month I have always come across a lone photograph that I took back in 2016 at 3 Rivers Foundation during my field research. It has sat in my images folder as Unknown, October 2016 all by itself.  I sought help from experts and used BugGuide. Nothing helped me identify…

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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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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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My First Dickcissel

When I heard a distant bird song about 500 yards away, I knew immediately I never heard it before. The sound I was hearing I later learned was a distinct dick-dick-ceessa-ceessa. The bird kept repeating its song over and over on a moderately cool morning in the Rolling Plains of Foard County. My eyes followed…

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