Oct 112013
 
Turkey Vulture - Power Lines

A Turkey Vulture staging on a utility right of way near Old Alton Bridge in unincorporated Denton County. Observation Details County – Denton City – Unincorporated Date – Sep 7, 2013 Time of Day – Morning Temperature – Hot (greater than 89°F/32°C) Weather – Partly Cloudy Habitat – Recreation-Park Type of Behavior – Surveying Gender

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Oct 072013
 
Paper Wasp - Old Alton Bridge Red

These Red Paper Wasps were found and photographed under Old Alton Bridge in unincorporated central Denton County. Old Alton Bridge is a historic iron bridge spanning Hickory Creek. It was first installed in the late 1800’s. Recently, the bridge has been incorporated into the trail system of a nearby park. It is only used for

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Oct 042013
 
Blue-faced Meadowhawk - Having a Look

Dragonflies come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. This one is a male Blue-faced Meadowhawk. Observation Details County – Denton City – Unincorporated Date – Sep 7, 2013 Time of Day – Morning Temperature – Hot (greater than 89°F/32°C) Weather – Partly Cloudy Habitat – Recreation-Park Type of Behavior – Surveying Gender –

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Oct 042013
 
Fox Squirrel - Keeping the Faith

A Fox Squirrel keeping the faith at Old Alton Bridge in unincorporated Denton County. Wikipedia has this to say about Fox Squirrels: Eastern fox squirrels are most abundant in open forest stands with little understory vegetation; they are not found in stands with dense undergrowth. Ideal habitat is small stands of large trees interspersed with

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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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Sep 302013
 
Black-tailed Jackrabbit - The First

This observations comes to us courtesy of Jennifer M Smallwood DVM CVA. This is our first documented Black-tailed Jackrabbit in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, and we are very glad to have it. Jackrabbits do not seem to be as common in the metroplex as they once were. If you know of the location of some,

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Sep 292013
 
Haldeman's Green Potato Beetle - Metallic Green

This is a Haldeman’s Green Potato Beetle found in the woods near Hickory Creek at Old Alton Bridge. Observation Details County – Denton City – Unincorporated Date – Sep 7, 2013 Time of Day – Morning Temperature – Hot (greater than 89°F/32°C) Weather – Partly Cloudy Habitat – Recreation-Park Type of Behavior – Roaming Gender

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