22 de diciembre de 2019

How to Photograph Animal Tracks

Great advice from Texas Parks and Wildlife: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaLMQ2H6_PE

Publicado el diciembre 22, 2019 04:21 TARDE por jim_carretta jim_carretta | 2 comentarios | Deja un comentario

17 de febrero de 2019

Marah macrocarpa seed pods

The dried seed pod skeletons of Marah macrocarpa make great dish sponges and face loofas. I have been using these exclusively for a year now. Durable, sustainable, and free. Try them and if you like them, spread the word. Save the planet, save money!

This is a dried seed pod with the spiky skin still attached. https://goo.gl/images/3ynLZD

Simply soak this in water for a 1/2 hour and then gently peel off the spiky layer, which will become soft. What remains will look like this. https://goo.gl/images/bsD8L4


Publicado el febrero 17, 2019 04:13 MAÑANA por jim_carretta jim_carretta | 3 comentarios | Deja un comentario

27 de enero de 2019

How to distinguish between canine and feline tracks. Courtesy of two expert trackers.



Some useful text when someone makes the argument that observation is feline / canine, based solely on presence / absence of claw marks:

@user the presence or absence of claw marks is not a feature that should be used to separate felines from canines, as cats can show claw marks when they are moving in snow, mud, or moving quickly. Likewise, many canine tracks do not show claw marks. It is one of several lines of evidence to be evaluated.

Publicado el enero 27, 2019 02:53 MAÑANA por jim_carretta jim_carretta | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario