Corkwood & Sand Pond

The plan for today was to visit Sand Pond Conservation Area, on the Arkansas line in Ripley County. I took the long way around, going through Poplar Bluff instead of Doniphan, because the road is much better and I could stop for breadfast (I love Hardee’s blueberry biscuits!) This detour of sorts turned out […]

Salamanders at Last!

I’ve been flipping rocks and logs since early February looking for salamanders without success. Today my luck changed. During my lunch break, I walked trail along the spring branch at Watercress and hit paydirt just across the footbridge.

There was a long, 4″ diameter log lying in the edge of the water and […]

Things from the pond

One of my very favorite things about the place I live is the small pond in the corner of the yard.