Dallas in the snow today. Some kind of sparrow?
2.5 mm long
I need some help with this one! There were other, much smaller yellow butterflies out the same time. This one is larger than the common sulphurs and dogfaces to my eyes. It was seeking out the alium flowers. The upper wing "corner" should be a clue, but I'm still unsure.
Seen on Rowlett Creek Trail and on Willow Springs Trail 2/15/2015. Had not appeared on Willow Springs Trail 2/7/2015.
Trying to take a piece of bread from an American Coot.
Slender Orange Bush Lichen shown on Ulmus crassifolia. Common in North Central Texas.
Common name Skunkbush sumac. Family = Anacardiaceae. Common in North Central Texas.
Common name Heavenly bamboo. Family = Berberidaceae. Common in JFBNP forests. Texas invader.
Shepherd's purse. Family = Brassicaceae. Common early bloomer in lawns and meadows.
Local name Chinese Privet. Family = Oleaceae. Uncommon in Park. Distinguished from more common L. quihoui by cuneate leaves. Texas Invader.
Local name Golden Alexanders. Family = Apiaceae. Common in forests in Blackland Prairie.
Local name Mexican sagebrush. Family = Asteraceae. This specimen is one of many in one patch at SCPP.
Local name Eastern red cedar. Family = Cupressaciae. Common in area forests. This specimen show male cones.
Local name Photinia. Family = Rosaceae. This specimen is about 15 feet tall. This species is gaining a foothold in DFW Metroplex forests. Texas Invasive.
Cardinal feeding juvenile
Local name is wavy-leaf thistle in Asteraeae. Common in meadow at SCFP, 1770 Holford Rd.
I'm thinking Platynota idaeusalis.
Forewing length 12 mm
Specimen was wearing dark sunglasses!
There were two sitting up in a big sycamore over Rowlett Creek.
Seeing a turtle sunning on Christmas Day is a special treat.