May 232016
Wynnwood in the Winter

Our days are getting longer and the weather is turning warmer. Summer is right around the corner, and so is the sweltering North Texas heat that comes along with it. Soon the mild weather of this past winter and spring—one of the nicest extended seasons for being out-of-doors we’ve had in years—will be only a

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Apr 242016
Garland Goodbye

The company I have worked for the past 20 years recently built for us a brand new campus in Richardson, Texas near the George Bush Expressway. Our old facility was located just a few miles down the road in the City of Garland. That building complex can trace its roots all the way back to

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Mar 202016
The Elm Fork of the Trinity River - Surging through Lewisville

We are still dealing with the side effects of last spring’s heavy rain and flooding. Until just recently the spillway at Lewisville Lake has been wide open and the Elm Fork of the Trinity River has been full and flowing faster than it has in years. It’s quite a sight to see. The Trinity in

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May 142014
Josey the Orphaned Bobcat Kitten - Update One

Dateline – May 10, 2014 NOTE: This post is part of a continuing series of observations: [ First | << Prev | Next >> ] Many of you will remember from about about a month ago when we delivered an orphaned Bobcat kitten to the wildlife rehabbers at the National Bobcat Rescue and Research Foundation

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Jan 272014
Journal - Late Afternoon

Dateline – October 15, 2013 When I go out looking for wildlife to photograph I generally prefer to start my hikes at the crack of dawn. Morning is one of the two times each day when wildlife is likely to be most active, and of the two it is probably the best. With a full

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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 012013
Striped Skunk - Face to Face

I found this foraging Striped Skunk near Old Alton Bridge. I frequently come across these guys along the margins of the woods in this area—especially early in the morning. Skunks are supremely confident in their defensive equipment and are usually not too impressed when we meet face to face. These guys invariably stand their ground,

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Aug 232013
Striped Skunk - Nighttime Encounter

Intrepid nighttime bike rider David Mimlitch illuminated this startling situation with his bike’s headlight. While traveling down Carrollton’s blue trail, David’s powerful 1300 lumen spotlight revealed two Striped Skunks just off the trail up ahead of him. How do you pass by a couple of skunks lying in wait beside your path? Very carefully!

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Mar 292013
Striped Skunk - Interesting Encounter

Every once in a while a camera trap meant for one situation will record an interesting and candid moment of an entirely different situation. This camera trap was meant to document Feral Hog activity. Instead it recorded this interesting, and brief, encounter between a Striped Skunk and a Virginia Opossum.

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Sep 182012
Striped Skunk - Camera Shy

There are skunks in Old Alton Bridge Park that seem to prefer the margins between the woods and the open meadows as the place for their morning foraging. Time and again I have found these black and white animals at the forest’s edge. What has struck me about these encounters is how unaware—or unconcerned—the skunks

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