Feb 042017
For the Love of Birds

I urge everyone to start their Bird Life List.   I have always loved birds and last February a friend of my parents suggested that I record what I’ve seen past and present.  It has literally changed my life as it created an excuse to go out and explore nature.   All ages and abilities can enjoy birding and it is a great

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Oct 302013
Black and Yellow Garden Spider - Calloway's

A Black and Yellow Garden Spider discovered on a rose bush at Colloway’s Nursey in Richardson, Texas Observation Details County – Dallas City – Richardson Date – Oct 26, 2013 Time of Day – Afternoon Temperature – Warm (70-89°F/21-32°C) Weather – Overcast Habitat – Commercial-Retail Type of Behavior – Stationary Gender – Female Maturity –

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Aug 212013
Canada Goose - Cisco Congregation

This large group of Canada Geese was found congregating in the parking lot of the Cisco Systems campus in Richardson, Texas. It is not entirely clear why the geese have chosen this spot as their gathering place. There is a sizable artificial water feature on the property and several large well manicured fields of grass.

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Jul 312012
Fox Squirrel - Parking Lot

Observed in the parking lot of the Richardson Municipal Court. The Fox Squirrel doesn’t realize it, but there is a recently fledge Red-tailed Hawk sitting atop the light post in these pictures. Wikipedia has this to say about Fox Squirrels: In Michigan, eastern fox squirrels feed on a variety of foods throughout the year. Spring

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Jul 282012
Raccoon - Graffiti

What do you get when you pour fresh cement to repair a section of trail in the Spring Creek Nature Preserve? Well, you get Raccoon tracks for one. Adds to the experience if you ask me. Wikipedia says this about the charming Raccoon: The word “raccoon” was adopted into English from the native Powhatan term,

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Jul 132012
Great Blue Heron - Clear Water Fishing

This Great Blue Heron was observed fishing the clear waters of Spring Creek in Richardson, Texas. Observations Details County – Collin City – Richardson Date – Jun 29, 2012 Time of Day – Afternoon Temperature – Hot (greater than 89°F/32°C) Weather – Clear Habitat – Recreation-Park Type of Behavior – Hunting Gender – Uncertain Maturity

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