Leah Justice, 2021 – As I started to clean a food dish from the decomposer tank at the Heard Museum, I noticed a very teeny tiny snail clinging to a piece of food. Is there such a thing as a baby snail? Not being familiar with the life cycle of snails, a bit of research was necessary to answer this simple question. It was soon apparent how large and diverse this class of creatures is!
Sam Crowe, 2022 –
I think the plants are a type of dock. Photographed at Hagerman May 14. The plants were quite colorful. The Dickcissels were abundant and the males were shouting out their territorial claims. My experience is that after nesting takes place the Dickcissels can be difficult to find.
Pretty nice video of the bird on the dock, and on a tree, singing different songs
John W. Garbutt, 2019 – I have always disliked the end of the year and the subsequent arrival of spring. I like fall and winter. Time seems to slow down from October through December until the last week of the year. Then the next few months seem to go quickly. Perhaps this is some deeper psychological problem for those born on January 1st, which could only be understood after a call to Dr. Crane.
Birding has slowly, secretly, made me long for the change in seasons.
Vicki Sanders, 2022 – It’s heating up outside, so let’s talk about something that will cool us down – WATER! It’s everywhere, and every living thing needs it to survive. Each of us is made up of 60% water! So, how can we be more involved with caring for the water in our environment? Stream Team and Texas Water Specialists are two great opportunities.