Sep 262016
 
A Summer of Extraordinary Urban Wildlife - 2016

What an amazing summer it has been! I have been pursuing Wildlife photography for over ten years now, and I am still making new and exciting discoveries. What a wonderful hobby this is! This summer has been special with sights and sounds like few others. The long hard drought of 2012 through 2014 is now

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Sep 092014
 
Dropping in on the Bruton Bottoms

August 31, 2014 – Dallas, Texas The mystique that surrounds the Great Trinity Forest creates a powerful draw. The extraordinary appeal of these woods is hard to explain, but it surely has something to do with the fact that there just isn’t supposed to be a wilderness area like this inside the boundaries of a

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Dec 092013
 
Journal - Exploring

Dateline – October 12, 2013 On occasion I go into the woods with no other purpose other that to just see what I can see. At these time I let serendipity lead the way, and I am almost always glad I did. I went on one such hike this past October. Most of this trip

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Oct 302013
 
Black and Yellow Garden Spider - Calloway's

A Black and Yellow Garden Spider discovered on a rose bush at Colloway’s Nursey in Richardson, Texas Observation Details County – Dallas City – Richardson Date – Oct 26, 2013 Time of Day – Afternoon Temperature – Warm (70-89°F/21-32°C) Weather – Overcast Habitat – Commercial-Retail Type of Behavior – Stationary Gender – Female Maturity –

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Sep 112013
 
Black and Yellow Garden Spider - Saving Some for Later

A Black and Yellow Garden Spider lording over a recently cached insect. The hapless bug has been envenomed and wrapped in silk, so that the spider can feed at its leisure. Observation Details County – Dallas City – Hutchins Date – Aug 3, 2013 Time of Day – Morning Temperature – Warm (70-89°F/21-32°C) Weather –

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Jan 022013
 
Black and Yellow Garden Spider - Egg Sack

This is an egg sack created by a Black and Yellow Garden Spider. It was found in Hidden Cove Park in The Colony, Texas. The Black and Yellow Garden Spider is a big spider, and their egg sacks are correspondingly sized. This one was approximately 1.25in/3.1cm in length and 1in/2.4cm in width. The webbing supporting

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Oct 072012
 
Black and Yellow Garden Spider - McCommas

Observed in the McCommas Preserve, Dallas, Texas. Observation Details County – Dallas City – Dallas Date – Jul 1, 2012 Time of Day – Morning Temperature – Hot (greater than 89°F/32°C) Weather – Clear Habitat – Undeveloped-Wooded Type of Behavior – Stationary Gender – Uncertain Maturity – Adult Observer – Chris Jackson Main Article –

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Jul 272012
 
Black and Yellow Garden Spider - Huge

It’s spider season in North Texas. These giant, 3in/8cm, Black and Yellow Garden Spiders were photographed in the Joppa Preserve area of the Great Trinity Forest in Dallas, Texas. Webs 3ft/1m in diameter are a constant obstacle when hiking in the woods in these parts, because spiders like to build their webs in the open

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Jul 012011
 
Black and Yellow Garden Spider - LISDOLA

This large Black and Yellow Garden Spider was photographed at LISDOLA the Lewisville Independent School District’s Outdoor Learning Area. Notice the stabilimentum—the conspicuous silk structure included in the webs of some species of orb-web spider—in the pictures below. The purpose of this structure on the spider’s web is unknown, but there are many theories. Observation

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