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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Another Thankful Porcupine Moment

  A gasping moment.   A double-tap on Lynn’s arm.  Grabbing my camera.  Slamming on the Gator’s brakes.   Climbing through a fence.   The pursuit began through prickly pear and mesquite trees.  But for what?   Since 2015 I have been monitoring the trees and ground for live porcupines on 3 Rivers Foundation conservation lands. Every once in…

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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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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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