Not sure if there's any chance of IDing this to species level, since there are 14 species in Texas and apparently ID requires capture and examination, but hey...
This is definitely a male--he's got the little hooks on his front two legs, and of course he was out in the open clipping along, likely trying to avoid becoming someone's lunch. Biggest wild tarantula I've seen!
Orange morph female.
Nest--no owls sighted this trip.
Two babies in abandoned building. Adults sighted nearby.
Pair in copula.
Some kind of coneflower?
A. gularis (or C. gularis, depending on which taxonomy you prefer)? I can't figure out if the stripes appearing to meet over the tail base is an optical illusion.
This lizard kept crawling under my tent and would not leave. I was afraid of squashing it and am pathetic, so I ended up sleeping in my car.
Finally saw a live armadillo. Very exciting, even if it probably has leprosy.
First monarch of the season.