Jun 302012
 
Franklin's Gull - Trinity River Swarm

Franklin Gulls flying high above the new Trinity River pedestrian bridge just south of the Trinity River Audubon Center. Observation Details County – Dallas City – Dallas Date – Apr 22, 2012 Time of Day – Noon Temperature – Warm (70-89°F/21-32°C) Weather – Clear Habitat – Water-River Type of Behavior – Flying Gender – Mixed

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Jun 292012
 
Yellow-crowned Night Heron - Front Yard Birds

This Yellow-Crowned Night Heron observation comes to us from Landon Cheatham in Richardson, Texas. This pair of newly fledged juveniles was raised in a tree in Landon’s front yard. They are frequently seen eating bugs from the residence’s flower beds. Observations Details County – Dallas City – Richardson Date – Jun 28, 2012 Time of

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Jun 292012
 
Funnel Weaver - Trap!

These Funnel Weaver spiders (probably Agelenopsis naevia) were photographed in The Colony, Texas. Their numerous web funnels practically covered the ground in some places. Funnel Weavers create these web-base structures to alert them to the presence of a prey animal. The spider hides himself inside the small end of the funnel and waits for an

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Jun 292012
 
Superb Green Cicada - The Buzz

This Superb Green Cicada was recorded in The Colony Texas. This large, noisy insect is part of a group of cicadas known as Dog-day Cicadas. They are so called because their high volume buzzing is the signature sound of long, hot Texas summers. Observations Details County – Denton City – The Colony Date – Jun

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Jun 292012
 
Paper Wasp - Drinking

Paper Wasps observed drinking while suspended on the water’s surface by water tension. These photgrahs were taken in The Colony, Texas at a location in far southeast Denton County. Observations Details County – Denton City – The Colony Date – Jun 16, 2012 Time of Day – Afternoon Temperature – Hot (greater than 89°F/32°C) Weather

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Jun 282012
 
Green Heron - On Patrol

This Green Heron was photographed in the Arbor Hills Nature Preserve. He was observed hunting along the edge of the preserve’s only pond. Observation Details County – Denton City – Plano Date – Jun 26, 2012 Time of Day – Morning Temperature – Warm (70-89°F/21-32°C) Weather – Clear Habitat – Recreation-Park Type of Behavior –

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Jun 272012
 
Rough Earth Snake - Yard Work

These two Rough Earth Snake were found while doing routine maintenance on our landscaping. These snake are small, nonvenomous, and harmless. Wikipedia has this to say about the Rough Earth Snake: The rough earth snake (Virginia striatula) is a species of nonvenomous natricine colubrid snake native to the southeastern United States. It was first described

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Jun 272012
 
Obscure Bird Grasshopper - Big!

This large Obscure Bird Grasshopper was photographed at LISDOLA (Lewiville Indepentent School District Outdoor Learning Area) just south of the Lake Lewisville dam. This is a BIG grasshopper, at nearly 3.5in/9cm in length. Observation Details County – Denton City – Lewisville Date – Sep 29, 2009 Time of Day – Noon Temperature – Warm (70-89°F/21-32°C)

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