For a nature trip-ah-long with me? Okay come on then. And just cause I’m the boss of this I want to caution y’all to NOT wander off the trails, Keep the noise and talking to a minimum, and for heaven’s sake let’s keep together. Hole-E-Mole-E it’s like I have a class of Kindergarteners. Stay on the trails because there are critters off trail, stay quiet because said critters are not fond of noise or talking, stay together as a group so none of you yahoos get lost, bitten or ate by any critters. And if that is not good enough reasons for ya, do it cause I said so.
Okay, today my dear internets we are going down to the NASA area of Houston. I know that covers a wide span of space. Get it? NASA - Space? Heh, No we are not going to see astronauts we are going to the woods of Armand Bayou Nature Center. Yes there is a small fee, so everyone cough up your share. I know we sure got lucky on the weather, not too hot (yet) and not wet. Okay so we did this last year, but I expect y’all to be nice dear internets and pretend we are doing it now. I know you can do it, you all have wonderful imaginations.
One of the many huge Banana Spiders. I know it doesn’t look so big in the picture but trust me when I tell you it bigger than an adult big toe, okay so maybe about the same size as an adult toe, and that is huge as far as spiders go where I’m concerned. No don’t touch it! The spidie wouldn’t like it and you would have to leave the trail. Come on let’s move along we have sam-witches for after.
Shhh. Do y’all see the bird in there? I don’t know what kind it is maybe a crane or heron. Yeah there are lots of dragonflies they eat most of the skeeters. Are so carnivores I looked it up. Shhh, did you hear the woodpecker? I saw him but he was faster than my camera. Okay I suppose it could have been a girl woodpecker. Let’s see what’s next…
The board walk, and what a nice picture of the, tank if you are in the hill country of Texas, pond for the rest of us. Yes a bit stagnant and full of algae but that is good for the dragonflies.
See a blue dragonfly. Yeah, so what if I really like ‘em. There is method to their flight pattern. Yeah like my flittering about from here to there to over there. Let’s move on. No the only point is to move along...
A butterfly, on that purple flower that dries so well, whatchucallit. Did y’all know purple was my favorite color? Well ya do now!
A field, wildflower meadow for you romantic types.
A windmill in the reenactment of olden’ days site. There were lots of different buildings and such, but y’all are gonna have to come here to see ‘em. Well, you don’t have to get mad I had to save something for your real life trip.
This here is called an armadillo, they like Lone Star beer. Do too, my Daddy said so!
I know, that’s it, short and sweaty. Hey let’s get in the car, turn on the A/C, clean our hands with some bacty-wash do-hickies so we can eat sam-witches. Yes we have chips and some devil eggs, I know how much y’all like my devil eggs.
See y’all next time, Yes, unless you see me first I suppose.