Aug 182015
 
Around the House

Things have changed around the Jackson house since we adopted Britney and Shadow way back in late February. Adjusting to life with two rambunctious Lab-mix puppies has been something of a challenge. These two pups are high energy and they love to play. They wrestle with each other nonstop. Getting and keeping their attention simultaneously

Continue Reading >>
Jul 042014
 
DFW Urban Wildlife iNaturalist Project – Favorites

There were many great new iNaturalist observations submitted to the DFW Urban Wildlife project this week. The effort continues to grow at an astounding rate. We now have over 90 participating members, who have provided nearly 4000 urban wildlife observations, representing 384 different species. That is ten more species since just last week! Together we

Continue Reading >>
Jun 302014
 
Mute Swan – Nest 2014 Update 14

Dateline – June 27, 2014 NOTE: This post is part of a continuing series of observations: [ First | << Prev | Next >> ] Long hot Texas summers can take a toll on ponds and lakes in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Water that appears clear and pure in the winter and spring can become

Continue Reading >>
Oct 102011
 
Blotched Water Snake - Small Pond, Small Snake

I photographed this juvenile Blotched Water Snake in a small, ornamental pond at the Elm Fork Nature Preserve in Carrollton. This juvenile Blotched Water Snake was very small. In these pictures look for minnows and a spider, as these will help you judge the snake’s actual size.

Continue Reading >>