Apr 272017
Video - A Closer Look at Insects and Spiders

We see an incredible diversity of insects and arachnids in North Texas. At the time of writing the latest statistics from the DFW Urban Wildlife iNaturalist project are as follows : Insects – 50,941 Observations of 2,289 species Arachnids – 4,559k Observations of 194 species Many of these are hard to photograph because of their size.

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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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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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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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Aug 222013
Honey Bee - False Purple Thistle

These are Honey Bees collecting pollen from False Purple Thistles along the banks of Doe Branch Creek. Observation Details County – Denton City – Little Elm Date – Jul 20, 2013 Time of Day – Morning Temperature – Hot (greater than 89°F/32°C) Weather – Clear Habitat – Water-Flood Plain Type of Behavior – Foraging Gender

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Jul 192013
Honey Bee - Purple Pickerel Rush

Honey Bees on a Purple Pickerel Rush at the John Bunker Sands Wetland Center in Seagoville, Texas. This bush was absolutely abuzz with the large number of bees on it! Observation Details County – Dallas City – Seagoville Date – May 25, 2013 Time of Day – Midmorning Temperature – Warm (70-89°F/21-32°C) Weather – Overcast

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Jul 252012
Honey Bee - Africanized

These are Africanized Honey Bees, an aggressive hybrid of the European Honey Bee. They are also known as “Killer Bees.” This name, however, is a bit sensationalized. Africanized bees are less tolerant of disturbances than their purebred European cousins, but they do not seek out people to kill. A sure sign that you are dealing

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Dec 082011

Earlier this fall we were enjoying the autumn wild flowers as we walked though the Carrollton Greenbelt Park. These purple Morning Glories were particularly striking. On closer inspection, we found them abuzz with Honey Bees. The bees were busy collecting nectar from the flowers. They would virtually disappear deep into the petals of the Morning

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