Jun 052017
The Day Shift and the Night Shift

I am not a bird feeder guy. I am not well informed the different type of feeders, or the different types of feed, or any of that stuff. But, a couple of times a year—usually when I have a little extra time away from work—I will fill the bird feeder with seeds, just to see

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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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Feb 032014
Journal - Great Trinity Forest Overlooks in Dallas, Texas

Dateline – November 16, 2013 There are views that will take your breath away in the the heart of Dallas just a couple of miles and minutes from downtown. The intersection of the White Rock Escarpment and the Great Trinity Forest set the stage for these vistas with elevations that offer excellent vantages of the

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Nov 052013
Three-toed Box Turtle - Side by Side

We have a couple of species of box turtle living here in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. Both are exceedingly rare and I don’t come across them often in the field. That is part of what makes this observation so interesting. Here I have found not one, but two Three-toed Box Turtle skeletons side by side.

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Sep 172013
Three-toed Box Turtle - Winfrey Point

A Three-toed Box Turtle found wandering a dirt trail near Winfrey Point at White Rock Lake. Wikipedia has this to say about Three-toed Box Turtles: The Three-toed box turtle (Terrapene carolina triunguis) is a subspecies within the genus of hinge-shelled turtles commonly referred to as box turtles. This subspecies is native to the south-central part

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Aug 282012
Three-toed Box Turtle - Roaming

This Three-toed Box Turtle was observed near Old Alton Bridge in Denton County. He was making his way along one of the park’s soft surface trails when I found him. Wikipedia reports this about Three-toed Box turtles: From the west to the east of its range, the three-toed box turtle can be found from eastern

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Aug 012012
Three-toed Box Turtle - Redhead

David Mimlitch has provided us with these excellent photographs of a Three-toed Box Turtle. This turtle was observed in the Arbor Hills Nature Preserve in Plano, Texas. Wikipedia reports the following about Three-toed Box Turtles: These turtles are omnivores, their diets varying with availability of food sources and the seasons. They are known to eat

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