Jun 262017
 
Video - Black Swallowtail Life Cycle - UPDATED

On 6th June I shot some video of Wasps feeding on Dill in the garden. When I viewed the footage I spotted something I hadn’t noticed at the time – a tiny, quarter inch long caterpillar was also on the Dill. I discovered that this was a Black Swallowtail. Caterpillars go through different stages of

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Aug 142014
 
Texas Garden Wildlife - A Suburban Safari

The video in today’s post comes to us from Richard Barnes. Richard and I found each other via iNaturalist after he posted some really incredible photographs of a trio of juvenile Raccoons taken in his own backyard. As it turns out, Richard has only recently come to North Texas from Scotland—moving here just last year.

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May 282014
 
Journal - A Walk Through LLELA

Insects were the order of the day on this early May walk through the Lewisville Lake Environmental learning Area (LLELA). In the late summer and early fall there will be an abundance of large grasshoppers of every kind in places like this, but in the spring it is the tiny grasshopper nymphs that foreshadow the

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