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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Jul 072011
Mediterranean Gecko – Just Hatched

I discovered a Mediterranean Gecko egg while cleaning out the garage. I put the egg in a small acrylic container lined with soft paper, and decided to keep observe it over time. Eight days later I came home from a short road trip, and discovered that the Mediterranean Gecko egg had hatched. Over the course

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Jun 052011
Mediterranean Gecko - Up Close

This observation includes some closeup pictures a Mediterranean Gecko. Pay particular attention to the pictures of the gecko’s feet. Geckos have a unique ability to adhere to surfaces that would be challenging for most other creatures. This ability is attributed to the special physiology of the gecko’s foot as described in this quote from Wikipedia:

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May 192011
Mediterranean Gecko - On the Front Porch

Mediterranean Geckos hide out during the day, and come out at night to hunt for insects. In this case around 10 geckos have congregated around the bug attracting power of a porch light for their nightly hunt. Things to observe in this series of photographs are the variation in shape and coloration between individual geckos.

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