cell phone images
a mama Rock Squirrel (on the right) has been bringing as many as three juveniles to forage on spilled sunflower seeds from a bird feeder. I can never seem to get them all in the same shot, but mama and one youngster posed for me.
cell phone image at a local plant nursery.
new bird for my yard. I have a couple of acres of suburban live oak savannah adjacent to a juniper woodland. I'd never seen Wild Turkey at this spot but this morning there was a flock of six investigating the area after some much needed rain the previous day or two.
My thanks to Texas moth expert Dr. Chuck Sexton for the ID. Holochroa dissociarius (Geometridae/Ennominae, Hodges #6773)
My thanks to Texas moth expert Dr. Chuck Sexton for the ID.
Schinia chrysellus (Noctuidae/Heliothinae, Hodges #11199)
My thanks to Texas moth expert Dr. Chuck Sexton for the ID. Hymenia perspectalis (Spotted Beet Webworm, Crambidae/Pyraustinae, Hodges #5169)
still working on the ID of this tiger beetle
black form female
pair in copula
female E. Pondhawk foraging on a male Wandering Glider.
still working on the ID of this hopper. Quite large, perhaps 3 inches long, and a strong flier.