Jul 092013
 
Nutria - To The Lily Pads

This Nutria was observed grooming himself in the reeds at John Bunker Sands Wetland Center, Seagoville, Texas. A few minutes later, the Nutria entered the water and swam to an area thick with lily pads. Wikipedia has this to say about Nutria: The coypu (from the Mapudungun, koypu), (Myocastor coypus), also known as the river

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Sep 122012
 
American White Pelican - White Rock Lake

Did you know there were pelicans in the Dallas/Fort Worth area? Well, there are. I have always thought of them more as sea birds, but they are here. These American White Pelicans were observed at White Rock Lake. Wikipedia has this to say about American White Pelicans: American White Pelicans nest in colonies of several

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Jul 272011
 
House Finch - Preening

The House Finch’s song is a joyous warble. These flighty birds move around frequently, never staying in one spot for long. We observed this male engaged in a thorough preening. Observation Details County – Denton City – Carrollton Date – April 26, 2005 Time of Day – Noon Temperature – Warm (70-89°F/21-32°C) Weather – Cloudy

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Jun 232011
 
Texas Meadow Katydid - LISDOLA

I found this Texas Meadow Katydid on a school field trip with my son’s fourth grade class. The class spent the day at LISDOLA the Lewisville Independent School District’s Outdoor Learning Area. Notice how the katydid is in the process of grooming its antennae. Observation Details County – Denton City – Lewisville Date – September

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