Dec 312017
The Wilds of Downtown Dallas

Is there any place in the metroplex more quintessentially urban than downtown Dallas? Could there be a more fun or interesting place to look for urban wildlife? I organized our last DFW Urban Wildlife group meetup intent on finding out. The plan was to pick a weekend in late October and meet in downtown Dallas.

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Dec 092013
Journal - Exploring

Dateline – October 12, 2013 On occasion I go into the woods with no other purpose other that to just see what I can see. At these time I let serendipity lead the way, and I am almost always glad I did. I went on one such hike this past October. Most of this trip

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Sep 252011
Monarch Butterfly - Fall Flyby

Every fall Monarch Butterflies by the thousands migrate through North Texas on their way the high mountain fir forests of central Mexico. I noticed my first one of the season early this morning, while walking through Arbor Hills Nature Preserve in Plano. Then I noticed another and another. The migration is definitely on. Its a

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Jul 152011
Monarch Butterfly – Caterpillar

Monarch Butterfly caterpillars feeding on Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa). Observation Details County – Denton City – Carrollton Date – July 20, 2009 Time of Day – Dusk Temperature – Warm (70-89°F/21-32°C) Weather – Clear Habitat – Residential – Single Family Type of Behavior – Feeding Gender – Uncertain Maturity – Larva Observer – Paul Brown

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May 262011
Monarch Butterfly - A Quick Snack

I came across this odd arrangement of wildlife during a walk through the woods. I found this Monarch Caterpillar crawling across the face of a flat stone. There was a leaf nearby with a number of insect eggs attached to it. These may be Monarch Butterfly eggs, but I am not certain. I took a

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May 232011
Monarch Butterfly - At the State Fair of Texas

The Monarch Butterfly’s fall migration is in full swing by early fall in North Texas. Coincidentally, the timing of the migration overlaps with the holding of the annual State Fair of Texas. With this in mind, the officials at Fair Park make sure there are plenty of butterfly friendly flowers in the park’s landscaping. The

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