Aug 262013
Canada Goose - Prestonwood Baptist Church

These are Canada Geese congregating in the parking lot of Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas. Many of these birds appear to be suffering from the heat of a late afternoon Texas summer. A number of the geese can be seen panting. Others are accessing and defending small puddles of water to the degree they

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Aug 012013
Coyote - Field Crossing

A large Coyote crossing a field near the intersection of Spring Creek Parkway and the Dallas North Tollway in Plano, Texas. Wikipedia says this about Coyotes: The name “coyote” is borrowed from Mexican Spanish coyote, ultimately derived from the Aztec word cóyotl, meaning “trickster”. Its scientific name, Canis latrans, means “barking dog” in Latin. The

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Jul 262013
Brown Thrasher - Arbor Hills

This Brown Thrasher was photographed in the Arbor Hills Nature Preserve in Plano, Texas.   County – Denton City – Plano Date – Apr 20, 2013 Time of Day – Morning Temperature – Warm (70-89°F/21-32°C) Weather – Cloudy Habitat – Recreation-Park Type of Behavior – Roaming Gender – Uncertain Maturity – Adult Observer – Nisha

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Apr 202013
Blanchard's Cricket Frog - Hidden

This picture comes to us from David Mimlitch. He and his boys found this little frog Plano’s Arbor Hills Nature Preserve. They were struck by how effective the little guy’s camouflage was. Wikipedia has this to say about the Blanchard’s Cricket Frog: Blanchard’s cricket frogs can be found through most of the Midwest United States,

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Feb 082013
Western Chorus Frog - A Rare Find

This report comes to us from Grant Shepard. He found this Western Chorus Frog under some carpeting deep in the forest at Oak Point Preserve in Plano, Texas. According to Grant, this species is completely absent in most developed areas but is sort of abundant out in the nether regions of Collin County. Even there

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Dec 192012
Coyote - Normandy Estates

The wooded area between the Frito-Lay offices and Normandy Estates in Plano, Texas is loaded with Coyotes. On several occasions I recorded images of Coyotes in different locations at roughly the same time. In one photograph, I recorded a group of four or more Coyotes patrolling together. I have often come across Coyotes traveling in

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Dec 012012
Double-crested Cormorant - Diving In

A Double-crested Cormorant observed diving into a small pond in northwest Plano. Observation Details County – Denton City – Plano Date – Nov 25, 2012 Time of Day – Morning Temperature – Cool (50-69°F/10-21°C) Weather – Clear Habitat – Recreation-Park Type of Behavior – Swimming Gender – Uncertain Maturity – Adult Observer – Chris Jackson

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