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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Sep 262013
Paper Wasp - They Just Look Angry

Paper Wasp observed caring for their larvae in the nest. These photographs were taken at the Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area. Observation Details County – Denton City – Lewisville Date – Aug 17, 2013 Time of Day – Morning Temperature – Hot (greater than 89°F/32°C) Weather – Clear Habitat – Undeveloped-Wooded Type of Behavior –

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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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Jun 072012
Paper Wasp - Snatched

A Paper Wasp with a caterpillar. The caterpillar will used as food for developing wasp larvae back at the nest. Observations Details County – Dallas City – Dallas Date – May 13, 2012 Time of Day – Noon Temperature – Warm (70-89°F/21-32°C) Weather – Clear Habitat – Recreation-Park Type of Behavior – Hunting Gender –

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