Sep 142015
Texas Wildlife, Feb - Sept 2015

Our friend Richard Barnes has done it again. A couple of times a year Richard will stitch together a wonderful montage of wildlife videos he has taken in various places around the metroplex. A little over a year ago, Richard began these projects as a way to share some of the interesting things he was

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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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Sep 142013
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail - Button Bush Bloom

A ragged looking male Eastern tiger Swallowtail feeding on nectar from a Button Bush bloom. Observation Details County – Denton City – Lewisville Date – Aug 11, 2013 Time of Day – Morning Temperature – Hot (greater than 89°F/32°C) Weather – Clear Habitat – Undeveloped-Wooded Type of Behavior – Feeding Gender – Male Maturity –

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Aug 302013
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail - Black Form

This is the black form of the Easter Tiger Swallowtail. Ordinarily, these big butterflies are mostly yellow. See this article for an example: Eastern Tiger Swallowtail – Big and Bold This female is a little worse for wear. Her wings are tattered and torn. She was very lethargic and probably not long for this earth.

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May 182012
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail - Big and Bold

A Eastern Tiger Swallowtail photographed in the Great Trinity Forest in Dallas, Texas. Observation Details County – Dallas City – Dallas Date – May 6, 2012 Time of Day – Noon Temperature – Warm (70-89°F/21-32°C) Weather – Partly Cloudy Habitat – Recreation-Park Type of Behavior – Roaming Gender – Male Maturity – Adult Observer –

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