Nov 112017
 
The Beaver from the Black River

I noted this burrow on the bank of the Trinity River while out on a hike early one morning back in May. There was plenty of evidence around to suggest what type of critter lived here. The size of the entrance, the well-worn path leading up from the water, and the bark-stripped branches floating in

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May 262015
 
Mountain Lions in the Metroplex?

This spring has been the season of Mountain Lion sightings in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. I have received an unusual number of sighting reports over the last several months. Reports have come in at a rate of one or two per week for over ten weeks now. That amounts to right around 16 unique sightings,

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Dec 162014
 
Are There Mountain Lions In The Dallas/Fort Worth Area?

The Mountain Lion goes by many different names, cougar, puma, panther, painter, catamount. All of these are just different ways to refer to the same big cat—Puma concolor, the lion of one color. Mountain Lions are native to Texas, and there is no question that we do have a healthy population of these big cats

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Oct 212013
 
 Subterranean Termite - Swarm

These are winged reproductive Subterranean Termite (likely Reticulitermes) swarming as part of their mating ritual. Thousands of males and females participate. Successfully mated females will go on and attempt to establish new colonies of their own. These images were recorded in Fort Worth’s Arcadia Trails Park and come to us courtesy of Jeri Tooley. Observations

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