Sunday, July 13, 2014

Nature Not in Our Yard

Dan's parents have been visiting this past week and we've tried to keep them from being too bored with the lack of excitement in our life. Entertainment has mostly consisted of pool time, but Saturday we took them to the nearby Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge. Dan & I had never been there before, but we definitely plan on going back in the future. Lots of nature! See?

Viceroy Butterfly
White-lined Sphinx with Buttonbush
Spotted Beebalm
Squirrel Tree Frog
Praying Mantis
Day Flower

In other nature news (though this yard related) my dear mother-in-law has solved the mystery of what this plant is:

Pincushion Plant

I have been trying to figure out what it is for the past two months. Now I know - it's a Pincushion Plant (Scabiosa columbaria ‘Butterfly Blue’). YAY!

In creepy (nature center) news, check this out:

Daddy Long Legs Cluster

It's not bark or moss or fungus... it's a mass of daddy long legs. No joke. Big ball of spiders. Apparently, this is a thing daddy long legs do. Freaky.

(I took some other pictures at the nature center that aren't posted here. To see them, meander over to my Flickr.)


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