Expanding Opossums

This is a blog that has two stories. The first story is about an encounter with an animal. This is an encounter I had back in February of 2020 while I was in Dallas, Texas. I went for a fairly early morning walk (the sun wasn’t up yet). The path I was walking included a … Continue reading Expanding Opossums

How Do Birds Keep Their Feet Warm?

I was recently told about a state park that had some beavers. Having only been able to capture a photo of a beaver on previous occasions, I decided it warrant a try. Upon arriving at the state park and locating the lake, I began my hike around the lake. I found evidence for the presence … Continue reading How Do Birds Keep Their Feet Warm?

Prehistoric Kansas, Part 3: Swimming Reptiles

As impressive as the fish were to see, they were not the true masters of the waves. That title belonged to the marine reptiles that inhabited the same waters. These are the animals that made these prehistoric waters a dangerous place to swim. Protostega The first marine reptile I came across was not a vicious … Continue reading Prehistoric Kansas, Part 3: Swimming Reptiles

Prehistoric Kansas, Part 2 – Killer Fish

When one thinks of the ocean, one of the first things they picture in their mind is fish. Fish have occupied almost every place imaginable in aquatic systems. There are fish that clean other fish. Fish that eat plankton and other microscopic organisms. Fish that hunt in coral reefs. Fish that hunt in the open … Continue reading Prehistoric Kansas, Part 2 – Killer Fish

Handling the Heat

The Secretary Bird wasn’t the only thing moving through the grass around us. In the same area as the running bird of prey, there was a small group of antelope making its way across the grassland. These were Grant’s Gazelle (Nanger granti). This is a smaller species of antelope, reaching up to three feet (0.9 … Continue reading Handling the Heat