Spotted this one while waling along the bank in Martin Creek State Park. The water level is down and this one was found among thousands of Asian clam shells.
Common Names: Hooker's Eryngo
Found this today. Trying to compare it to the yellow sandshell. ID info would be appreciated. I do have this shell if there are questions.
Recently Dead - found on a clay ledge about four foot above the waterline.
Found in a muddy/clay spot. Only one specimen found.
Thanks, Marsha May for the ID correction.
I'm trying to figure out what accounts for the pile of pistolgrip shells There was a trail of the shells down to the water about 30ft from the boat ramp parallel to it. All were recently dead, almost all of the valves were still connected. Because of the area it almost has to be people. Though rare in the river, pistolgrips are abundant at this location but not so abundant that a pile like this could be made with out a significant amount of work. It is legal in Texas to take a small amount of clams for fishing but it seems to me to be to much work for bait. Any thoughts on the matter would be appreciated.
Found in the Sabine River south of Hawkins, TX.
One individual found live on a rocky outcrop on the Sabine River south of Hawkins, TX
One living specimen found on a watered rocky outcrop in the Sabine River south of Hawkins, TX.
Two living and one dead specimen found on a rocky outcrop in the Sabine River south of Hawkins, TX.
Found in the Upper Sabine River just south of Hawkins, TX.
One dead specimen found, none live.
Found 16 live and numerous dead specimens on a rocky outcrop in the Sabine River south of Hawkins, TX.
Found four live and and eleven very recently dead specimens on a dewatered rocky outcrop in the Sabine River south of Hawkins, TX.
Many hundreds of dead and dying specimens observed on a dewatered rocky outcrop on the Sabine River south of Hawkins, TX
Five live specimens and forty-five very recently dead specimens were found on a recently dewatered rocky outcrop on the Sabine River south of Hawkins, TX
Forty-three specimens found on a dewatered rocky outcrop on the Sabine river South of Hawkins Texas.
Notice the glandular pubescence on the calyx.... Thanks Sonnia.
This was a plant I learned in my early days as an aficionado of the writings of Euell Gibbons. It is well worth study.
This North American coneflower is the only extent member of the genus Dracopis. However it sometimes goes by the name Rudbeckia amplexicaulis in which case is ceases to be a monotypic genus.
Sabine River Basin
I'm wondering if anyone might have an idea what critter med the holes in these Asian clams.
Found in undisturbed clay soil. Nearly 100 specimens in scattered groups.
Guided by the Texas Department of Wildlife and Fisheries' experts it was an easy find. The Golden Orb is one of many mollusks that are diminishing in numbers and may well promise to go the way so many other. Of the three members of the Quadruls species know to have existed in the San Marcos only two are left. The shown location is not the actual site but one of the public access points to the river.