Nov 092012
 
Whirligig Beetle - On the Surface

We discovered thousands of these Whirligig Beetles covering the surface of this small lake in the Trinity River Greenbelt Riverbend Preserve. Most were stationary at the time we arrived, but periodically pockets of the silvery insects would erupt into synchronized movements. All of the insects in one of these groups seemed to radiate outward from

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Nov 092012
 
American Kestrel - Riverbend

An American Kestrel observed in far southeast Dallas County. Wikipedia has this to say about American Kestrels: In contrast to many other raptor species, the sexes differ more in plumage than in size. Males have blue-grey wings with black spots and white undersides with black barring. The back is rufous, with barring on the lower

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