Feb 012017
 
Winter Wildlife Videos

Winter brings a wide variety of wildlife to this area and it is my favorite time of year to be outside. I filmed a lot of wildlife (over 70 species) between mid November and late January and I have five videos to share. These were shot at different locations and are compilations of short clips

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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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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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Jan 312016
 
Experiencing Coppell Nature Park

Over the last couple of decades many of our local municipalities have embraced the concept of establishing small nature parks and preserves on some of our more undisturbed public lands. Its a positive trend, I think. These parks are like landscaping for our cities and towns. They make our neighborhoods and communities more attractive places,

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May 302014
 
DFW Urban Wildlife iNaturalist Project – Favorites

The DFW Urban Wildlife iNaturalist Project continues to grow at and amazing rate, and again we have had dozens of great new observations submitted this week. Together we are building a complete and detailed record of the wide variety of wildlife living in and around the Dallas/Fort Worth area! Below you will find our three

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Apr 232014
 
Raccoon - Should be Working for National Geographic

I enjoy camera trapping. I like setting a trail camera in a new spot and just letting it run for a couple of weeks. It can almost be like opening presents on Christmas morning when you see the pictures from a particularly productive set for the first time. But positive results are not always guaranteed.

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Feb 242014
 
Journal - Winter Berry Eaters

Dateline – December 27, 2013 I took a walk through the Lake Lewisville Environmental Learning Area in late December on a bright sunny morning. The weather was brisk but bearable, and the local wildlife was out and active. Even some grasshoppers were still kicking at this late date. As I worked my way along the

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Apr 162013
 
Virginia Opossum - Precarious

This Virginia Opossum has made a serious miscalculation. Something inspired her to climb this tree in the middle of the famed UTSWMC heron rookery—a tree full egret nests! Was the opossum after eggs, or was she just fleeing from some perceived danger when she ascended the tree? Whatever the case, the birds were not pleased

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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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