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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Feb 122015
Coyote - A Brief Encounter

February 9, 2015 – Carrollton, Texas We observed this stalwart Coyote a few days ago during our morning commute. The Coyote was crossing a large open field, and was making his way almost directly toward us and the heavily trafficked road we were stopped on. Thoroughfares and fast moving automobiles are some of most daunting

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Nov 042014
DFW Urban Wildlife iNaturalist Project – Favorites

Every month it gets harder and harder to pick just three observations to highlight in this feature. With now over 140 participating members, we are getting so many special and unique submissions that choosing only three is nearly impossible. Last month I cheated a bit and picked four. I’m going to try to be a

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Jul 172014
Josey Ranch Roundup

Jul 04, 2014 – Carrollton, Texas I continue to be astounded at the quantity and variety of wildlife that I discover at this park in Carrollton, Texas. Most of the wild animals living in here are accustomed to a constant and peaceful coexistence with people, and are therefore very amenable to observation. This park continues

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Mar 072014
Coyote - Drinking from the Trinity

My trail camera captured this series of photographs just around 1:00 pm on a bright sunny day in early January. the pictures show a lone Coyote coming to the Trinity River for a quick drink. In isolated areas where Coyotes do not frequently encounter people they continue to remain active even during daylight hours. Urban

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Feb 032014
Journal - Great Trinity Forest Overlooks in Dallas, Texas

Dateline – November 16, 2013 There are views that will take your breath away in the the heart of Dallas just a couple of miles and minutes from downtown. The intersection of the White Rock Escarpment and the Great Trinity Forest set the stage for these vistas with elevations that offer excellent vantages of the

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Jan 072014
Coyote - Scatology

You can tell a lot about a Coyote’s diet by examining its droppings. Moreover, the contents of the scat can reveal much about how the environment and food supplies change with the seasons. The droppings in the pictures below were photographed at various times between the beginning of October 2013 and the end of December

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Oct 092013
Coyote - Prairie Wolves and Armadillos

These photographs were taken by Trail Camera on a dried pond bed near Lewisville Lake. The pictures show Coyotes and Armadillos together but do not show them acting as predator and prey. Wikipedia has this to say about Coyotes: The coyote (US /kaɪˈoʊtiː/ or /ˈkaɪ.oʊt/, UK /kɔɪˈjoʊteɪ/, or /kɔɪˈjoʊt/; Canis latrans), also known as the

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