Friday, August 31, 2012

Nature Report 8!

Hey and welcome to another edition of Nature Report!!!!

Blue jay! I wonder if it's the one that I rescued? I doubt it.
Some sign that I saw remembering the judge and commissioners of Harris County. I saw it near the trail that I ride on, there are alot of signs like this around there. I wonder why?
White Dove? I think this is a white dove.

And I think the above two pictures are of a mocking bird, i'm pretty sure. This is a bird that has been keeping me company along with the white dove when I was holding a sign for my dad's store. That's what I've been doing lately, I've been holding a sign for my dad's from 10am to 12pm for the past couple of weeks now. It's not that bad. I like to be outdoors!
Skink! That's what type of lizard this is. They can have brown or, blue tails. I don't think they come in any other kind of colors, I've only heard of brown and blue. The blue color (I just read) means that it is a juvenile. I think they are most commonly found in Florida, maybe only near the Gulf coast or, other coastal cities around the globe. They are mostly found in bathrooms. From what I've read they are not poisonous to humans or, any animal. I've heard that they are poisonous to cats but, I've read that this is a myth brought on because of it's blue tail making it look like it was poisonous. I'm not sure about any of this. I'd be careful.

Also, remember these? One of the people that works at the animal shelter is really into insects and bugs! I showed her these pictures and she knew exactly what they were!

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The tail is from a house gecko that likes to eat insects that are attracted to the light, they drop their tail as defense against predators, the tail will regenerate. Below picture with house gecko eating spider source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
And this is an garden orb weaver that likes to build their "beautiful webs" (as she puts it) at night and then put them back up in the morning, they are harmless.

Ok, that's it for another wonderful nature report! Until next time! later!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Don't Like Getting Shots Bed Ridden!

I'm trying to go to college but, to do so I have to by law get a meningitis shot and yesterday I was feeling a little feverish. So that's what i'll be doing this Saturday, resting..... I really don't like to get shots but, I had no choice. Anyway happy 6WS! Haven't done one in awhile...


Joining Cate in her 6WS, click the box below to join in or, see other entries.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Nature and Galveston Trip Pics!

Opossum!
Don't know what this is? Looks like a mini snake or, a type of worm.
Light brown or, yellow spider, don't know what type of spider it is.
Some statue in the middle of Galveston.
Nice colorful Galveston pier!

The birds seem happy! Wonder why?

Lots of dead fish littered the Galveston and Texas coast on Sunday August 12, not a great day to go the beach. You can read about it here, http://www.kens5.com/news/
Some early 1900's or, late 1800's house that I took a picture of in Galveston, TX, look at the birds in the trees, can't really tell what type of bird they are. I didn't see them when I took the picture.
Bridge that connects to Galveston.
Back to good old Houston!

Ok, that's it! I hope to bring y'all more! See y'all later!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Taking a Blog Break!

Hey y'all! Sorry I haven't been blogging much lately. I'm not ignoring anybody I've just been really busy. I'm not sure when I will be back blogging.
I'll try to do some more blogging once I get this schedule figured out. Until then i'll be on a break. Alright bye, see y'all later!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Not Much to Say Happy Saturday!




Joining Cate in her 6WS, click the box below to join in or, see other entries.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Nature Report 6!

About these: I wasn't supposed to talk about them so, shh!!!!

Spider eggs, we find them every summer, usually near the entrance....
One of the baby spiders.
Adult, spider that I think laid the eggs.
Black bellied whistling ducks, I think these are whistling ducks, found in George Bush Park. They have a red bill, long orange legs, black belly, and a large white patch on the back of it's wings.
I was going to ride my bike to Cinco Ranch but, the path was still flooded from all the rain that we had gotten last month. I probably could have made it but, I was afraid of finding a snake or, alligator. I saw something moving in under the water when I was taking this picture, I think it might have been an alligator.

I think this is the Mark's Ranch but, i'm not sure, you know that thing that I talked about before. http://josephsreallife.blogspot.com

Another week exploring nature, oh! And I forgot! I don't know if i'm supposed to say anything about this either but, I rescued a blue jay from a street behind my house the Sunday before last and I brought it to TWRC where they cured it from it's internal bleeding. I don't know what happened to it, it might have been hit by a car. I would show you a picture of it but, I don't think i'm supposed to, sorry guys! And I want to say thanks to the TWRC vet that helped the blue jay, thanks!!!!

Ok, that's enough for this week, not sure what i'm going to talk about next week. I hope to bring y'all more, bye!

Black bellied whistling duck info courtesy of http://www.allaboutbirds.org/