May 172015
Join the DFW Urban Wildlife Facebook Group

For some time now I have been following and participating in various wildlife related Facebook Groups. I really enjoy the special give and take between the members that goes on in these groups. I especially like the spontaneity and immediacy of the postings. Some really special and unique wildlife stuff get shared in these venues.

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Mar 262015
Announcement - Two Dogs, White Rock Lake, and an iNaturalist Bioblitz

Britney and Shadow and White Rock Lake Our two new pups—Britney and Shadow—will be making their debut at White Rock Lake this weekend. We plan to arrive Sunday morning (Mar 29) around 11 o’clock. This will be a big event for the pups. They have not yet had an opportunity to spend much time around

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Mar 102015
Announcement: Sporadic Updates - Meet Britney and Shadow

I have really done it this time. You might ask who’s bright idea it was to bring two energetic, playful and large puppies into our home? Well, that would be me. What in the world was I thinking? Meet Britney and Shadow. These two Lab-mixes were found a few weeks ago abandoned in a box

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Jul 022014
Announcement - Spring Salamanders of Central Texas

Dateline – June 28, 2014 Reptiles and amphibians are not my strong suit. It is not unusual for me to have trouble positively identifying some of the specimens that I encounter out in the field. On occasion I need a little help. For years Grant Shepard has been my go-to guy for herpetological questions, and

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May 092014
Announcement - Transitions

Changes to the way we do things here at continue unabated. Over the last several months we have been slowly transitioning the simple cataloging of urban wildlife observations over to our new DFW Urban Wildlife project at We first announced our intention to make this change way back in November of 2013 in

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Mar 112014
Announcement - DFW Urban Wildlife in the News!

DFW Urban Wildlife got a little favorable press lately. Green Source DFW reporter Amy Martin covered what we do here at in a recent writeup. Amy and I had a nice long chat about the area’s urban wildlife and a number of other naturalist-flavored topics of interest. Portions of that interview can be found

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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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Nov 222013
Announcement - Discounts!

I have just been informed that is offering my book, In Your Backyard: Discovering Urban Wildlife, at a 39% discount! For what is likely to be only a limited time, you can now purchase this book for only $24.52! That’s a full $15.43 off the regular price of $39.95. If you have been looking

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Nov 222013
Announcement - DFW Urban Wildlife iNaturalist Thank You!

I just wanted to take a minute to thank everyone who has joined and contributed to the new DFW Urban Wildlife iNaturalist Project. Participation has been outstanding and we are now approaching 400 great observations representing well over 175 different species of urban wildlife. An auspicious beginning to be sure! If you are thinking about

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Nov 212013
Announcement - Whooping Crane Autumn

This is likely the last update of the year for the seven Louisiana Whooping Cranes that spent the past summer in and around the Dallas/Fort Worth Area. As many of you will remember, the Whooping Cranes arrived in DFW in two separate groups. The first to arrive were a male and female pair. Several weeks

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