Aug 272017
 
A Computer Programmer Considers Insect Behavior

It was an ordinary, but small, Paper Wasp nest. Construction of the nest had begun only a week or two prior. At any given time there would never be more than three adult wasps present. The nest had about a dozen cells—with only six containing growing larvae. The other cells were either empty or contained

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Sep 262016
 
A Summer of Extraordinary Urban Wildlife - 2016

What an amazing summer it has been! I have been pursuing Wildlife photography for over ten years now, and I am still making new and exciting discoveries. What a wonderful hobby this is! This summer has been special with sights and sounds like few others. The long hard drought of 2012 through 2014 is now

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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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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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Jan 062014
 
Journal – Keep the Sun at Your Back

Dateline – October 20, 2013 If you are hoping to see wildlife it often pays to get an early start. A good plan is to arrive on site before dawn and wait until there is just enough light to see before you begin. Another tip—head west and keep the sun at your back. This simple

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Oct 072013
 
Paper Wasp - Old Alton Bridge Red

These Red Paper Wasps were found and photographed under Old Alton Bridge in unincorporated central Denton County. Old Alton Bridge is a historic iron bridge spanning Hickory Creek. It was first installed in the late 1800’s. Recently, the bridge has been incorporated into the trail system of a nearby park. It is only used for

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Jun 292012
 
Paper Wasp - Drinking

Paper Wasps observed drinking while suspended on the water’s surface by water tension. These photgrahs were taken in The Colony, Texas at a location in far southeast Denton County. Observations Details County – Denton City – The Colony Date – Jun 16, 2012 Time of Day – Afternoon Temperature – Hot (greater than 89°F/32°C) Weather

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