Dalea villosa var. grisea Hope the lilac tint shows on screen. The color is present.
Under a rock over the stream.
The shells were numerous. Many shells were found in the "chewed-up state"pictured here.
Found on the bank, believe that the holes are that of a canine or cat. Other possibilities?
Recently dead. Several of various sizes found.
This fruit dropped in the water next to me while "clamming." Several hit the water around me before realizing they were felled by a fox squirrel. When one finally landed on the bank. The squirrel came down and chewed it into a nearly perfect hemisphere eating the small seeds inside. Only the seeds in the missing half were eaten.
Spotted by Dr W. Godwin outside of the East Texas Museum of Natural History on the Jarvis Christian College Campus.
Taken from the Sabine River, recently dead, on the bank, minor evidence of predation by a River Otter.
Common in the upper Sabine River.
Species: V. missouriensis
Lactuca floridana - maybe.
This might be
Species: G. canadense
Species: H. ?
Genus: Facelis retusa
Species: F. retusa
Species: S. arvensis
Species: T. chrysophthalmus
Species: P. glabella
Growing in a wet spot likely created by a four-wheeler.
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.