Dec 162013
 
Journal - History Lesson

Dateline – December 16, 2013 Earlier this year I took a little kayak trip down the Elm Fork of the Trinity River. Starting at the Lewisville Lake spillway, we covered twelve miles of Trinity River under the hot Texas sun. When we reached our destination at the Sandy Lake Road takeout it was almost five

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Oct 312013
 
Green Anole - Home

Various Green Anoles photographed around the yard of a home in Little Elm, Texas. Wikipedia has this to say about Green Anoles: The Carolina anole (Anolis carolinensis) is an arboreal lizard found primarily in the southeastern United States and some Caribbean islands. Other common names include the green anole, American anole and red-throated anole. It

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Sep 102013
 
White-tailed Deer - Near Lake Lewisville

I did a little trail camera work in Little Elm near Lake Lewisville this summer. Camera Trapping is what they call it these days. The following are pictures of White-tailed Deer that were recorded between July 22 and July 25, 2013. Here is what Wikipedia has to say about White-tailed Deer: The white-tailed deer (Odocoileus

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Sep 082013
 
Tachinid Fly - False Purple Thistles

This is a Tachinid Fly (Peleteria sp.) 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

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Aug 232013
 
Prairie Boopie - Ridiculous Name

This oddly named grasshopper—the Prairie Boopie—was found on a Lake Lewisville floodplain. With him were likely millions of other grasshoppers of multiple different species. Summer is grasshopper season in North Texas! Observation Details County – Denton City – Little Elm Date – Jul 20, 2013 Time of Day – Morning Temperature – Hot (greater than

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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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Aug 202013
 
Coyote - Pups!

On the morning of this observation I had traveled to Lake Lewisville in order to photograph the Louisiana Whooping Cranes that were there. When I arrived I discovered that the large white birds were not in the place I expected them to be. The cranes had recently begun to wander away from their normal haunts,

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Aug 202013
 
Colorado Potato Beetle - Scourge

This is a Colorado Potato Beetle feeding on a flowering Buffalo Bur in Little Elm near Lake Lewisville. The Colorado Potato Beetle’s two claims to infamy are the damage they do to potato crops, and the bug’s reported near invulnerability to common pesticides. Here’s what Wikipedia has to say about the Colorado Potato Beetle: The

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