Feb 062017
Getting Around Town—Underground!

A few weeks ago, I noticed outside my office window, a lone Coyote. It was a daytime sighting made in the late morning—around 11:00 am. I first noticed the Coyote making his way across a large open field adjacent to our office complex. For some time now I have been making a point of keeping

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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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May 232016
Wynnwood in the Winter

Our days are getting longer and the weather is turning warmer. Summer is right around the corner, and so is the sweltering North Texas heat that comes along with it. Soon the mild weather of this past winter and spring—one of the nicest extended seasons for being out-of-doors we’ve had in years—will be only a

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Mar 202016
The Elm Fork of the Trinity River - Surging through Lewisville

We are still dealing with the side effects of last spring’s heavy rain and flooding. Until just recently the spillway at Lewisville Lake has been wide open and the Elm Fork of the Trinity River has been full and flowing faster than it has in years. It’s quite a sight to see. The Trinity in

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Dec 282015
DFW Urban Wildlife Milestones: Facebook and iNaturalist

This has been a good year for DFW Urban Wildlife. The blog and its associated iNaturalist Project and Facebook Group are growing at an exciting rate. The evolution of the web site continues and we have expanded our activities into some fun new areas. Among these are a number of speaking engagements and our first

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Sep 212015
The Wildlife of Garden Inn Pond

Where can you find interesting wildlife in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex? Well, as it turns out, just about anywhere you happen to look. All you really need is a little bit of water, a reasonable amount of vegetation, and just a smidgeon of seclusion. I recently discovered one such place right in the heart of

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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

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May 132015
Bobcat/Coyote Encounter at River Legacy Park in Arlington, Texas

This great video comes to me from a friend of a friend. This is such special footage that I had to share it with you all here on the pages of DFW Urban Wildlife. Jon Snow had this amazing wildlife encounter while riding the bike trails at River Legacy Park in Arlington, Texas. This park

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Mar 032015
Josey The Orphaned Bobcat Kitten – Update Six

Dateline – February 15, 2015 NOTE: This post is part of a continuing series of observations: [ First | << Prev ] In mid-February we made a quick trip out to the Wildlife Center at Crosstimbers Ranch to check on the progress of Josey the orphaned Bobcat kitten. Josey was rescued after being found wandering

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Dec 182014
Josey The Orphaned Bobcat Kitten – Update Five

Dateline – December 7, 2014 NOTE: This post is part of a continuing series of observations: [ First | << Prev | Next >> ] As the calendar page turned to December it was time for us to pay Josey the orphaned Bobcat kitten a visit once again. It has been almost three months since

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Oct 162014
DFW Urban Wildlife iNaturalist Project – Favorites

I am just floored when I look at the numbers associated with the DFW Urban Wildlife iNaturalist Project these days. We now have 130 participating members, who together have provided over 6000 urban wildlife observations, representing more than 500 different species. This is an incredible number of observations. We are well on our way to

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