Oct 302013
 
Raccoon - Camera Accosted

Whenever I set trail cameras on public lands I always worry about them being found by animals of the two-legged variety. Humans and animals often follow the same trails through the backwoods, which means that a promising location for deer or other large mammals will also often be a spot that appeals to hikers and

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Oct 112013
 
Leaf-footed Bug - Green Grass

A male Eastern Leaf-footed Bug roaming through the tall grass at the Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area (LLELA). Observation Details County – Denton City – Lewisville Date – Sep 14, 2013 Time of Day – Morning Temperature – Warm (70-89°F/21-32°C) Weather – Clear Habitat – Undeveloped-Wooded Type of Behavior – Roaming Gender – Male Maturity

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Oct 102013
 
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher - At Summer's End

These Scissor-tailed Flycatchers were photographed near Lewisville Lake on a hot late summer day. Observation Details County – Denton City – Lewisville Date – Sep 7, 2013 Time of Day – Morning Temperature – Hot (greater than 89°F/32°C) Weather – Clear Habitat – Undeveloped-Wooded Type of Behavior – Roaming Gender – Uncertain Maturity – Mixed

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Oct 092013
 
Coyote - Prairie Wolves and Armadillos

These photographs were taken by Trail Camera on a dried pond bed near Lewisville Lake. The pictures show Coyotes and Armadillos together but do not show them acting as predator and prey. Wikipedia has this to say about Coyotes: The coyote (US /kaɪˈoʊtiː/ or /ˈkaɪ.oʊt/, UK /kɔɪˈjoʊteɪ/, or /kɔɪˈjoʊt/; Canis latrans), also known as the

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Oct 072013
 
White-tailed Deer - Lewisville Lake Montage

This set of photographs is a montage of images of White-tailed Deer recorded with Trail Cameras near Lewisville Lake over the course of 28 days. The trail Cameras were installed in the bed of a recently dried pond. When I first found the pond bed I discovered it criss-crossed with deer tracks (and those of

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Sep 182013
 
Raccoon - A Cold Day in August

Cold in August? In Dallas, Texas? Impossible, right? Well, no it’s not. We actually had a cold front move through the area in mid-August that dropped the temperature 10 to 15 degrees Fahrenheit lower that the norm for several days in a row. Definitely unusual for summertime in Texas. The weather change had an interesting

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Sep 182013
 
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - River Flower

A Ruby-throated Hummingbird feeding on nectar along the banks of the Elm Fork of the Trinity River. This individual appears to be a sub-adult male. Observation Details County – Denton City – Lewisville Date – Aug 17, 2013 Time of Day – Morning Temperature – Cool (50-69°F/10-21°C) Weather – Partly Cloudy Habitat – Undeveloped-Wooded Type

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Sep 172013
 
Journal - Kayaks on the Elm Fork

Dateline – August 24, 2013 For this trip down the the Trinity River we chose to use Sea Eagle 330 inflatable kayaks. These kayaks were chosen in this case mostly for logistical reason. When deflated, the kayaks fold up into a bedroll sized package. At this size they are easily carried, and more importantly, easily

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