Jan 302014
Announcement - Thank You

I just wanted to take a moment to thank everybody for their participation in the DFW Urban Wildlife iNaturalist Project. This has been, and continues to be, an outstanding effort. With your help we have now documented over 1300 observations representing around 320 different species of urban wildlife—all found within the boundaries of the Dallas/Fort

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Jan 292014
Variegated Meadowhawk - Egg Laying

Dragonflies as an insect group have an elaborate system of reproduction. Primary and secondary reproductive organs come into play requiring mating dragonflies to couple in bizarre looking ways. The odd conjunction connects the end of the Male’s abdomen to the top female’s head, and the end of the female’s abdomen to the bottom of the

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Jan 272014
Journal - Late Afternoon

Dateline – October 15, 2013 When I go out looking for wildlife to photograph I generally prefer to start my hikes at the crack of dawn. Morning is one of the two times each day when wildlife is likely to be most active, and of the two it is probably the best. With a full

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Jan 242014
American White Pelican - Winter at White Rock

White Rock Lake and American White Pelicans go together. The big white birds are a fixture on the lake throughout the winter months. They are especially common at Sunset Bay where these pictures were taken. Gathering by the scores, these pelicans seem at first glance to be strangely out of place in this urban fresh

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Jan 232014
Pied-billed Grebe - Suburban Creek

These Pied-billed Grebes were seen swimming in a widening of Dudley Branch just before it converges with the Trinity River near Indian Creek Golf Course. Wikipedia has this to say about Pied-billed Grebes: The Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps) is a species of the grebe family of water birds. Since the Atitlán Grebe (Podilymbus gigas) has

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