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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Stay Off the Highways, Please

Scurrying across the dry, crunchy landscape was this small Texas horned lizard. We desperately need rain. Literally, had a convo with him to spread the word to all his cousins to stay off the highways.

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The Vital Importance of Seeds

  Just pointing this out here at the beginning – without seeds we would not have some of the clothes we wear, we would not have fruits and vegetables, nor would we have beauty to look upon through wildflowers. Some trees we would not have to offer us shade on hot days if it were…

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