Aug 142011
Beaver - Gator Bag Be Damned

The following observations took place in the same suburban park as a number of the earlier Beaver observations listed on this website. After Beavers took down the majority of the ornamental trees in this Carrollton park, the neighborhood homeowners association arranged to have the trees replaced, and this time they took the additional precaution of

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Aug 132011
Journal - Urban Wildlife on the Indian Subcontinent

Dateline – November 27, 2005 My family just recently visited the city of Ahmedabad, located in western India in the state of Gujarat. Ahmedabad is the seventh largest urban center in India with a population of just over 5 million people, and is the largest inland industrial center in western India. While exploring the city

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Aug 082011
Florida Wax Scale - Stages

This observation contains pictures of Florida Wax Scale insects in various stages of development. Observation Details County – Denton City – Carrollton Date – August 17, 2004 Time of Day – Afternoon Temperature – Hot (greater than 89°F/32°C) Weather – Clear Habitat – Residential – Single Family Type of Behavior – Feeding Gender – Female

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Aug 072011
Eastern Cottontail - Arbor Hills Nature Preserve

We spent a perfect spring morning at the Arbor Hills Nature Preserve in Plano, Texas doing a little volunteer work. The Eastern Cottontails were out in force that day, and I was able to take a number of interesting photographs. As described on the City of Plano’s website: Located on the western border of Plano,

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Aug 062011
Red Imported Fire Ant - Earthworms and Ant Trails

This observation was made shortly after a heavy rain shower. As is often the case, the rainfall brought the earthworms to the surface where many of them made their way to the nearby sidewalk. After the rains passed and the sun came out, a number of these earthworm were stranded on the concrete and soon

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Aug 032011
Mourning Dove - Albino

The stark whiteness of this albino Mourning Dove is what first caught the observer’s attention. Observation Details County – Denton City – Carrollton Date – August 8, 2009 Time of Day – Afternoon Temperature – Hot (greater than 89°F/32°C) Weather – Cloudy Habitat – Residential-Single Family Type of Behavior – Surveying Gender – Uncertain Maturity

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