Found in a seine while seining in salt marsh.
Underneath bark of a dead tree limb.
Time: ~3PM Weather: Sunny
This Plestiodon was on a pine tree trunk in a mainly pine forest near a salt marsh.
Time: ~2PM Weather: 78F Sunny
This large flavigaster was found swimming in a salt marsh. The snake was beneath the water, slithering through pond weeds. It had recently eaten a meal.
This copperhead was found at about 4:30pm underneath a piece of corrugated tin by a shack surrounded by dense forest. The shack was approximately a quarter mile from a salt marsh. This individual seemed to be about 2.5 ft long.
Caught with a seine net in the a salt marsh, length= 3.7cm
Species: Spermacoce glabra Michx.
Family Apiaceae – Carrot family
Genus Eryngium L. – eryngo
Species E. hookeri Walp.
Species: C. marshallii
Edible fruit but with toxic seeds.
"Man of the Earth"
One root per frond.
Morella cerifera (L.) Small
I'll be watching this one for flowers.
Species: A. viridis
Asclepias viridis Walter
Species: R. emetica
Seems something took a bite out of this one before me.
Same Mushroom seen in http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/76783 at its end of life... Or is it? I'll be watching this log.
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Euasterids II
Species: Cynosciadium digitatum
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Class Magnoliopsida –
Family Acanthaceae –
Genus Justicia L.
Species Justicia ovata
I wanted to start my first solo collection in the Old Sabine Bottom Wildlife Management Area (OSBWMA) by re-finding this cool little flower living in the wilds of that area. I met this flower by way of introduction by Ms Sonnia Hill of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (B.R.I.T) at a training session hosted by the East Texas Chapter of Master Naturalists (ETCMN) in a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Facility (TPWD). I know, to many acronyms, but I'm grateful to all those organizations for the training the dispense so freely. It will forever be the first flower listed in my OSBWMA collection.
Species: R. humilis
Seems it would be pretty hard to get this one wrong. Present in in large numbers is various wooded areas around throughout East Texas.
Species: P. peltatum
It is one plant having a "history" in folk medicine that has proven itself worthy of further research.