Looking at some of robberfly's lichens from this same area I think this is correct.
We don't get a great deal of fall color in this part of the country, but the cedar elms turn a golden yellow. Shots of the tree, and close ups of the leaves are posted. A very common and widespread native tree in central Texas.
Poison Ivy gets a nice yellow color in the fall
very common at this location today; I saw multiple hundreds.
common introduced tree in many areas of Texas. In fall and winter it develops these very hard, white seeds
Spotted Bird Grasshopper
Austin, Travis Co., Texas
23 November 2014
ericisley may have the ID of this wasp, but I'm not sure. It was in constant motion so the images are not what I'd like, but perhaps identifiable. We saw several working a small patch of cowpen daisies.
all three shots of same individual