Found by two kids dining near me at Free Bird Burrito!
Fascinating creature. Longer than the bees working the same grove.
Fascinating creature. Very small; when rolled up it would have fit comfortably on a fingernail. Bright coloring. Red mark on either side of body. At first I thought it was dead, but it was just being quiet hoping I would go away.
Not great pictures.
I know this is something really obvious. But I'm really not yet smart when it comes to plants.
Different individuals, I can tell. But are they different sexes? Ages? Species? Subspecies? Or, just Variable, as their very/vary name says?
Second picture is a close-up of the leaves on this stalk flowering plant.
Ordering on the fly.
This hybrid is well-known locally. Its breast color matches Black-headed, but the pattern matches Rose-breasted Grosbeak. He was singing away. Better pictures exist, but I wanted to make sure this guy got recorded. This fellow sings from near the pump house on lower Gazos Creek
Not the best picture for details on the bird, but quite scenic in showing the bird in its habitat. They nest here.
Rock Pigeon on a rock, acting like a city dweller 'getting back to nature'
I saw them when they first flew by, but there is enough here on the bill (no strong orange) and body shape (big belly) to eliminate either Pelagic or Double-crested, the other alternatives we have.
VERY close to shore - it was quite cool!
A large flock came in to the wire as soon as Donna and I arrived.
This is the same slime mold I've looked at in previous weeks. Today I went back with Leslie Flint, and she both pulled off the remnants of the one atop the log, and also noted a larger mass of slime mold below.
The seed of this plant, I remember Leslie saying.
This piece of lichen had fallen off of a nearby lichen-laden rock. The first shot is from below, the second (unfortunately out-of-focus) is from above.