Mar 132017
 
How Do You Pronounce the Word "Pyrrhuloxia?"

Dateline – February 24, 2017 How Do You Pronounce the Word “Pyrrhuloxia?” Oh, its a hard question, to be sure. But to me the actual pronunciation of the word “Pryyhuloxia” is of secondary importance. I am just glad to finally have the chance to see one of these rare-in-the-metroplex birds. Traditionally this bird’s range has

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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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Nov 082013
 
Gadwall - At Schiff Lake

Several flights of Gadwalls observed at Schiff Lake in The Colony, Texas. Observations Details County – Denton City – The Colony Date – Nov 7, 2009 Time of Day – Noon Temperature – Cool (50-69°F/10-21°C) Weather – Partly Cloudy Habitat – Water-Lake Type of Behavior – Congregating Gender – Mixed Maturity – Adult Observer –

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Nov 042013
 
Obscure Bird Grasshopper - Into Autumn

A large Obscure Bird Grasshopper photographed in The Colony, Texas. Observation Details County – Denton City – The Colony Date – Nov 7, 2009 Time of Day – Afternoon Temperature – Cool (50-69°F/10-21°C) Weather – Clear Habitat – Agricultural-Pasture Type of Behavior – Stationary Gender – Female Maturity – Adult Observer – Chris Jackson Main

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Apr 212013
 
White-tailed Deer - First Winter Finished

A doe and her nearly grown fawns. With mom’s help, these two young White-tailed Deer have successfully survived their first winter! Here is what Wikipedia has to say about White-tailed Deer: In North America, the species is widely distributed east of the Rocky Mountains, but elsewhere, it is mostly replaced by the black-tailed or mule

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Jan 262013
 
Double-crested Cormorant - Hidden Cove

Double-crested Cormorants at Hidden Cove Park on Lewisville Lake in The Colony, Texas. Observation Details County – Denton City – The Colony Date – Dec 30, 2012 Time of Day – Morning Temperature – Cold (less than 50°F/10°C) Weather – Overcast Habitat – Recreation-Park Type of Behavior – Congregating Gender – Mixed Maturity – Mixed

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Jan 122013
 
Northern Cardinal - Winter Red

Male Northern Cardinals photographed in The Colony’s Hidden Cove Park. Observation Details County – Denton City – The Colony Date – Dec 30, 2012 Time of Day – Morning Temperature – Cold (less than 50°F/10°C) Weather – Overcast Habitat – Recreation-Park Type of Behavior – Roaming Gender – Male Maturity – Adult Observer – Chris

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Jan 112013
 
White-tailed Deer - Four

There are four White-tailed Deer in these photographs taken near Schiff Lake in The Colony, Texas. There are two deer in the foreground and two in the background. Carefully comparing the photographs below will help you to locate all four deer. Here is what Wikipedia has to say about White-tailed Deer: The deer’s coat is

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Jan 022013
 
Black and Yellow Garden Spider - Egg Sack

This is an egg sack created by a Black and Yellow Garden Spider. It was found in Hidden Cove Park in The Colony, Texas. The Black and Yellow Garden Spider is a big spider, and their egg sacks are correspondingly sized. This one was approximately 1.25in/3.1cm in length and 1in/2.4cm in width. The webbing supporting

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Dec 292012
 
Eastern Phoebe - Thorny

An Eastern Phoebe observed in The Colony, Texas. Observation Details County – Denton City – The Colony Date – Dec 22, 2012 Time of Day – Morning Temperature – Cool (50-69°F/10-21°C) Weather – Clear Habitat – Agricultural-Pasture Type of Behavior – Roaming Gender – Uncertain Maturity – Adult Observer – Chris Jackson Main Article –

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