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Common Cinquefoil Potentilla simplex

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rebecca_nh

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May 12, 2018 04:45 PM EDT

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Polyphemus Moth Antheraea polyphemus

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rwoolner

Date

August 30, 2018 02:35 PM EDT

Description

Caterpillar on an oak

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Spotted Salamander Ambystoma maculatum

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seaskymountains

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May 8, 2017 12:03 PM EDT

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Texas Ironclad Beetle Zopherus nodulosus ssp. haldemani

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July 18, 2017 01:22 PM CDT

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Painted Bunting Passerina ciris

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ledadavis1

Date

June 24, 2016 12:54 PM CDT

Description

male

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Texas Ironclad Beetle Zopherus nodulosus ssp. haldemani

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campfire

Date

May 6, 2016 02:37 PM CDT

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Clasping Coneflower Rudbeckia amplexicaulis

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sambiology

Date

May 4, 2016

Description

Walked out of the office for a bit -- to get my daily nature break. :)

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Steppe Ratsnake Elaphe dione

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pintail

Date

May 5, 2016

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Zizotes Milkweed Asclepias oenotheroides

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jeandotson

Date

April 23, 2016 05:47 PM CDT

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White Lace Cactus of Texas Echinocereus reichenbachii ssp. caespitosus

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jeandotson

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April 23, 2016 04:09 PM CDT

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Green Comet Milkweed Asclepias viridiflora

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jeandotson

Date

May 6, 2016 02:05 PM CDT

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katiejeanmcelroy

Date

April 30, 2016 11:00 AM CDT

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Gastropods Class Gastropoda

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katiejeanmcelroy

Date

April 30, 2016 11:00 AM CDT

Description

hello friend

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Fruit-tree Leafroller Moth Archips argyrospila

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katiejeanmcelroy

Date

April 30, 2016 11:00 AM CDT

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Golden-cheeked Warbler Setophaga chrysoparia

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annikaml

Date

April 2, 2016 08:15 AM CDT

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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sheliahargis

Date

April 16, 2016 10:23 AM CDT

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Ponderosa Pine Pinus ponderosa

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nlblock

Date

June 9, 2005

Description

One of the best campsites of the field season!

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Sea Oats Uniola paniculata

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finatic

Date

December 27, 2015 01:55 PM PST

Description

Cameron County, Texas, US

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Antillean Crested Hummingbird Orthorhyncus cristatus

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annikaml

Date

January 14, 2016 09:27 AM CST

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Large Milkweed Bug Oncopeltus fasciatus

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gcwarbler

Date

June 11, 2010

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Found on the seed pods of Antelope-horn (Asclepias asperula) on a private ranch.

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sambiology

Date

January 31, 2016

Description

Need to look up this little weevil... Found it in the greenhouse.

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Southern Purple Mint Moth Pyrausta laticlavia

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gcwarbler

Date

June 23, 2010

Description

About a half dozen of these showed up at the porchlight at the Refuge HQ on this particular morning, a first documented Refuge record.

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Common Buckeye Junonia coenia

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gcwarbler

Date

June 15, 2010

Description

This caterpillar was feeding on a species of greenthread, Thelesperma, I believe.

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Sunburst Diving Beetle Thermonectus marmoratus

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gcwarbler

Date

June 15, 2010

Description

Ph. in the clear, perennial Post Oak Creek on Balcones Canyonlands NWR.

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Banana Slugs Genus Ariolimax

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kueda

Date

January 23, 2016 12:47 PM PST

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Striped Bark Scorpion Centruroides vittatus

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gcwarbler

Date

June 10, 2010

Description

When I examined this image closely, it appears that the scorpion is just finish a meal of some type of orthopteran or perhaps a cockroach; notice the single spiny leg right in front of the scorpion's face. Ph. at a porchlight in open juniper-oak woodland.

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Shepherd's-Purse Capsella bursa-pastoris

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gcwarbler

Date

January 17, 2016

Description

Another winter annual at Hollywood Bottom Park on the Colorado River.

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sambiology

Date

January 8, 2016

Description

Went out to McClendon Park for just a bit this morning to reminisce on the nature walks I've led out here. :)

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Violet-toothed Polypore Trichaptum biforme

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texantiff

Date

January 7, 2016 03:16 PM CST

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Tardigrades Phylum Tardigrada

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damontighe

Date

January 6, 2016 04:21 PM PST

Description

2 hooks on each "foot". Found on a piece of lichen. Found by Kerry. 2 hooks on each tail paddle. Each hook branched

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Pyrrhuloxia Cardinalis sinuatus

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greglasley

Date

January 6, 2016

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susanelliott

Date

March 28, 2014

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annikaml

Date

July 23, 2015 08:40 PM CDT

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Texas Star Chorioactis geaster

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annikaml

Date

January 1, 2016 09:07 AM CST

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Thanks @sambiology for ID! Such a cool fungi!

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Wolf Spiders Family Lycosidae

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katiejeanmcelroy

Date

November 24, 2015 03:49 PM CST

Description

Six legged spider; appears to be a wolf.

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Spotted Orbweaver Neoscona crucifera

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katiejeanmcelroy

Date

September 30, 2015 09:16 AM CDT

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Ebony Spleenwort Asplenium platyneuron

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bob777

Date

October 17, 2015 10:11 AM CDT

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Wheel Bug Arilus cristatus

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katiejeanmcelroy

Date

May 27, 2015 04:55 PM CDT

Description

Wheel bug nymph at Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve in Plano, TX.

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American Lady Vanessa virginiensis

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gcwarbler

Date

March 15, 2010

Description

Larva feeding on rabbit-tobacco (Evax sp., probably E. prolifera).

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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sambiology

Date

January 2, 2016

Description

Elizabeth was shopping for fabrics and dropped me off at Towne Lake in McKinney -- lots of birds and a few other organisms. :)

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White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys

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sambiology

Date

January 1, 2016

Description

Had a great time with my first Christmas Bird Count! We out with Elizabeth, Nicole, Tania, and Carrie to observe and document as many different birds as possible. We documented 68 species in our zone.

Many of these photos were from a distance, so please forgive the blurriness.

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Variableleaf Evening Primrose Oenothera heterophylla

Observer

phototime

Date

May 20, 2011

Description

This flower reminds me of a wagon wheel on its side. This plant was over four feet in diameter radiating out from the reddish foliage center base and each blossom cluster was 6 to 8 inches in diameter. That year they were everywhere in the area.

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Texas Wasp Moth Horama panthalon

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scottbuckel

Date

December 20, 2015

Description

I initially thought this was a wasp and I was told this was a moth. The more I look at these bugs the more interested I get in them.

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Long-billed Curlew Numenius americanus

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greglasley

Date

December 22, 2015

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Whooping Crane Grus americana

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greglasley

Date

December 21, 2015

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

In early November, I took @robberfly, @kueda, and @maractwin to this location where a family group of Whooping Cranes sometimes hangs out in a field near a pond. Unfortunately on that occasion all we had were Sandhill Cranes. Today my wife and I had three Whoopers here. The birds started calling which was quite the thrill. Photos from probably 250 meters but still great fun to see these birds onshore like this.

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Aplomado Falcon Falco femoralis

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greglasley

Date

December 22, 2015

Description

This Aplomado Falcon was perched on pole on the edge of the Padre Island beach. There was a green metal band with the letter "R" on the left leg. I assume this bird is one of the many that have been re-introduced into this area by various hacking and reintroduction programs.

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Leavenworth's Eryngo Eryngium leavenworthii

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fmoretzsohn

Date

September 1, 2005

Description

I observed the Leavenworth's Eryngo, Eryngium leavenworthii, at the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center, Austin, Texas. This plant produces beautiful flowers that resemble little purple pineapples!

This species is native to central United States, and it was blooming when I visited the wildflower center.

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Ginkgo Ginkgo biloba

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robberfly

Date

December 13, 2015 10:28 AM PST

Description

Sidewalks covered in yellow now...

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Cloudless Sulphur Phoebis sennae

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tabitha5730

Date

June 20, 2015 01:42 PM CDT

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Poppy Family Family Papaveraceae

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tabitha5730

Date

April 11, 2015 08:40 PM CDT

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Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata

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byzantinenature

Date

December 6, 2015

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Blackjack Oak Quercus marilandica

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sambiology

Date

December 10, 2015

Description

While Elizabeth was taking a nap and recovering from her kidney pain, I went out to get her prescriptions... Took a long time to get them, so I went around and looked for nature. :)

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Carolina Snailseed Cocculus carolinus

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sambiology

Date

December 10, 2015

Description

While Elizabeth was taking a nap and recovering from her kidney pain, I went out to get her prescriptions... Took a long time to get them, so I went around and looked for nature. :)

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Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum

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sambiology

Date

December 11, 2015

Description

At lunch today, I went over by Walnut Ridge Baptist Church -- they have a neat little natural area (that I hope they don't turn into a parking lot!).

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Rabid Wolf Spider Rabidosa rabida

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brendakayforest

Date

May 4, 2012

Description

In the Bermuda Grass alongside the house.

A few more of my photos of this species are at:

https://anacreintexas.wordpress.com/2015/02/11/rabid-wolf-spider/

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Striped Bark Scorpion Centruroides vittatus

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benwalker505

Date

November 20, 2015 01:41 PM CST

Description

20+ in a single nest under a railroad tie

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Blinded Sphinx Paonias excaecata

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greglasley

Date

March 30, 2014

Description

Blind-eyed Sphinx Moth
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Blinded Sphinx Moth
Paonias excaecata
Gus Engeling W.M.A.,
Anderson Co., Texas
30 March 2014

Thanks to gcwarbler for the ID

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Monarch Danaus plexippus

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robberfly

Date

November 19, 2015 12:38 PM PST

Description

I returned from the Texas this week straight into my annual commitment to survey the Western Migration/Overwintering Sites of the Monarch ( Danaus plexxipus ) in San Francisco County.
With Mr. Adolph Sutro's "gift " of Blue Gum Eucalyptus to our city more than 100 years ago, this is a great deal more difficult than it sounds - complete "needle in haystack " work for three weeks and, to be honest, not really...fun. I've done this now for 8 years and we have so few Monarchs that a real Natural Bridges-them-flying-everywhere-in-the-canopy is something I never see. Dr. John Hafernik reported 700 in Golden Gate Park in 1997. I've never seen anything coming close to that at any historic site I visit...
Until today...
Reports had come in from the staff at the Presidio Trust of "dozens and dozens" in certain areas. Took two buses and climbed up the known north-facing wall of Rob Hill, a historic roost that had been radically altered due to restoration for the endangered San Francisco Lessinga ( Lessingia germanium ). The Presidio Trust has been working with Dr. Stuart Weiss to protect the known habitat for the Monarchs while drastically thinning the north-facing wall of Eucs. I walked to the far eastern portion of the Hill and...there they were. Numbers I've never seen it San Francisco. Most of them sunning themselves. Nothing much to nectar on but...clearly a healthy roost.
Counted approximately 225 - the most I've ever seen in our county in one day.
Not really interested in the never-ending politics of this creature - what are we doing right/what are we doing wrong - just...reveled in it's...phenomenon today.

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Tarantula-hawk Wasp Tribe Tribe Pepsini

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mp548225

Date

September 28, 2015

Description

Tarantula hawk carrying a wolf spider

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Yellow Garden Spider Argiope aurantia

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magatr0n

Date

September 1, 2015 08:16 AM CDT

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billdodd

Date

July 4, 2015 09:38 AM CDT

Description

Spent about 5 hours searching for Glass Mountain Coralroots in Travis County. Found this one group containing just 2 plants. Was hoping to find more, but always happy to find any of these elusive orchids. One plants was 11 inches tall, the other 7 inches.

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Osprey Pandion haliaetus

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robberfly

Date

November 8, 2015

Description

Fantastically clenching a fish...

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Mexican Bluewing Myscelia ethusa

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greglasley

Date

November 6, 2015

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Soldier Danaus eresimus

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greglasley

Date

November 6, 2015

Description

AKA Soldier

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Mexican Bluewing Myscelia ethusa

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aredoubles

Date

November 1, 2015 12:57 PM CST

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North American Luna Moth Actias luna

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aredoubles

Date

May 9, 2015 05:55 PM CDT

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Eastern Black Nightshade Solanum emulans

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sambiology

Date

October 30, 2015

Description

Tonight, I am the "mad scientist" for Mansfield's Boo Bash, so I had to jump up to Fort Worth to purchase some dry ice... Anyways, on the way back, I stopped by this little park that I'd not been to before. Nothing particularly unusual, but still, nature was there! :)

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Pearl Milkweed Matelea reticulata

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ericisley

Date

June 3, 2015

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American Chestnut Castanea dentata

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tgaw

Date

May 10, 2008

Description

A number of young American Chestnuts grow on the Appalachian Trail at Rocky Gap. (Southbound from VA-601). None are very old or large enough to participate in the breeding program for the American Chestnut Foundation.

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Leavenworth's Eryngo Eryngium leavenworthii

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sambiology

Date

October 11, 2015

Description

Went around this Marine Creek Reservoir this morning to look for birds... Didn't see many birds, but I did spot some plants. :)

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Oblique Stripetail Allograpta obliqua

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sambiology

Date

October 11, 2015

Description

Went around this Marine Creek Reservoir this morning to look for birds... Didn't see many birds, but I did spot some plants. :)

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Common Raven Corvus corax

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robberfly

Date

October 6, 2015

Place

Yucca, AZ. (Google, OSM)

Description

What is it about Arizona and ravens?

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Texas Black Spot Tarantula Aphonopelma armada

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cullen

Date

October 2, 2015 04:52 PM CDT

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Texas Wasp Moth Horama panthalon

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gyrrlfalcon

Date

November 8, 2014 02:59 PM EST

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Virginia Creeper Parthenocissus quinquefolia

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sambiology

Date

October 5, 2015

Description

Today at lunch I explored some of McClendon East park -- I rarely go out here... Found some interesting things and LOTS of dry plants... We really need some rain soon. :-/

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vadalton

Date

September 26, 2015 11:18 AM CDT

Description

Brief description of what you observed

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Gulf Fritillary Agraulis vanillae

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vadalton

Date

September 30, 2015 06:38 PM CDT

Description

Butterfly was resting on yaupon holly tree for at least 20 minutes. Based on ID of open wing image, I believe this is gulf frittilary

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Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Tyrannus forficatus

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greglasley

Date

September 30, 2015

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Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

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melinda_chan

Date

June 19, 2015

Place

Singapore (Google, OSM)

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greglasley

Date

September 3, 2015

Description

This feisty little animal was about 2.5 ft in length. Took a few shots and then allowed it to crawl off to resume its day.

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Bullock's × Baltimore Oriole Icterus bullockii × galbula

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greglasley

Date

September 10, 2015

Description

For now I'll call this Baltimore Oriole, but the plumage is interesting. Glancing out my home office window I saw this adult male oriole on a limb making its way to a tub of water I have outside for wildlife. I was able to get three hasty shots through the window glass, but something startled the bird and it left. The white in the wing seems better for Bullock's Oriole, but the amount of black on the head seems more than a Bullock's of any plumage should show. I would be interested in other thoughts on this bird. Bullock's is a rare breeder in my area but both species migrate through here.

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Climbing Milkweed Funastrum cynanchoides

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ericisley

Date

September 7, 2015

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bob777

Date

October 18, 2013 11:19 PM CDT