Feb 012017
 
Winter Wildlife Videos

Winter brings a wide variety of wildlife to this area and it is my favorite time of year to be outside. I filmed a lot of wildlife (over 70 species) between mid November and late January and I have five videos to share. These were shot at different locations and are compilations of short clips

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Mar 272016
 
The Woodpeckers of North Texas

Knock! Knock! Knock! and Ratta-tat-tat. You’ve got a woodpecker in your backyard. But what kind is it? We have up to eight different species of woodpeckers in North Texas depending on the time of the year. Many of them are superficially similar in appearance and behavior. How can you tell them apart? The following will

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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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Jan 212015
 
Deer, Osprey, and the End of the Day

One of the reasons I enjoy the holiday season so much is because the extra time off work allows me just a little more flexibility with my schedule. This past holiday I tried to use this time away from the desk to be just a bit more deliberate with my wildlife observing. Ordinarily, I like

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Nov 182014
 
North to Denton - Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center

For my second visit to the vast tracts of wilderness north of Lewisville Lake I headed over to the west side of the Trinity River, to a place known as the Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center (CCNHC). Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center is part of the City of Denton’s park system. Here is how it

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Mar 032014
 
Journal - Prairie Creek Past and Present

Dateline – December 28, 2014 This journal entry will be a kind of personal voyage back in time for me. I’ll be going back to the late 1970s and early 1980s to a place called Prairie Creek. Located in Lewisville, Texas, Prairie Creek is where I first began spending time outdoors as a young man.

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Feb 242014
 
Journal - Winter Berry Eaters

Dateline – December 27, 2013 I took a walk through the Lake Lewisville Environmental Learning Area in late December on a bright sunny morning. The weather was brisk but bearable, and the local wildlife was out and active. Even some grasshoppers were still kicking at this late date. As I worked my way along the

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Mar 312013
 
Northern Flicker - Bottomland Forest

A “Yellow-shafted” variant of the attractive Norther Flicker. This bird was photographed in Olive Shapiro Park, Dallas, Texas. Observation Details County – Dallas City – Dallas Date – Mar 17, 2012 Time of Day – Afternoon Temperature – Warm (70-89°F/21-32°C) Weather – Cloudy Habitat – Recreation-Park Type of Behavior – Roaming Gender – Male Maturity

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Oct 192012
 
Northern Flicker - VCDB

A Norther Flicker (Yellow-shafted) photographed at the Village Creek Drying Beds in Arlington, Texas. Observation Details County – Tarrant City – Arlington Date – Oct 7, 2012 Time of Day – Noon Temperature – Cool (50-69°F/10-21°C) Weather – Overcast Habitat – Recreation-Park Type of Behavior – Roaming Gender – Male Maturity – Adult Observer –

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Feb 162012
 

These Northern Flickers were observed in Lewisville, Texas. They were flying from tree to tree in a stand that had grown up along an old barbed-wire fence.   County – Denton City – Lewisville Date – Nov 7, 2009 Time of Day – Noon Temperature – Cool (50-69°F/10-21°C) Weather – Overcast Habitat – Agricultural-Pasture Type

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