Aug 042018
 
Hiking the Habitat at Hagerman

The nice folks at Friends of Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge Nature Photo Club recently invited me up to the Visitor Center to give a little talk about Urban Wildlife. I was excited to accept! This would be my first trip to Hagerman and I was eager to go. After my presentation, photo club member Ron

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Jun 172018
 
This Past Winter

I’m a little late getting this article online. Summer kinda leap-frogged spring this year and took me by surprise. A late spring cold snap gave way to a early heatwave, and then on into summer. I wanted to make this post while the weather was still somewhat cool, so that winter wouldn’t seem like such

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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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Apr 242016
 
Garland Goodbye

The company I have worked for the past 20 years recently built for us a brand new campus in Richardson, Texas near the George Bush Expressway. Our old facility was located just a few miles down the road in the City of Garland. That building complex can trace its roots all the way back to

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Sep 022014
 
What Is and What Was

We like to imagine that nature is static and unchanging. It is somehow comforting to believe that our environment and its wild inhabitants do not and should not vary. But the old cliche about change being the only constant applies to the natural world just as it does to almost everything else. To one degree

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Jan 142014
 
Feral Hog - Villainous

Feral Hogs get a bad rap. It’s a reputation that is not entirely deserved. Feral Hogs are considered an invasive species. As the name implies, these animals are descendants of domesticated pigs that were deliberately released or allowed to escape. Like so many of our environmental issues, the Feral Hog problem is entirely man-made. Many

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Jan 132014
 
Journal - Return to Riverbend

Dateline – October 26, 2013 I’ve been to the Trinity River Greenbelt Riverbend Preserve before—or at least I thought I had. Let me explain. I visited this fantastic spot in far south Dallas County for the first time just a little over a year ago, and posted a writeup about the trip here: Exploring Lock

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Sep 232013
 
Journal - Poaching on Public Lands

Dateline September 23, 2013 Fall is coming. If you’re sensitive to it you may have been able to catch a hint of it in the air on most mornings for several weeks now—especially if you make the effort to detect it before the temperature has the chance to climb into the triple-digit range later in

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Aug 062013
 
Journal - Great Trinity Forest: Southern Corridor

Dateline – August 4, 2013 The Great Trinity Forest is loaded with wildlife of all kinds. There are lots of big mammals. Thriving populations of White-tailed Deer and Feral Hogs make their home in these woods. Many are living within Dallas city limits, often in the shadow of downtown. If you want to understand how

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Jul 222013
 
Feral Hog - Paloma Creek

These pictures and video come to us from Melinda DeLeon. Melinda spotted this sounder of two adults and ten piglets in Denton County near Paloma Creek and US380. Wikipedia has this to say about Feral Hogs: Domestic pigs can escape and quite readily become feral, and feral populations are problematic in several ways. They can

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