The zoom of the camera makes this little guy look bigger than he is, this was a young'un.
Found beside my sister's driveway.
Peach. It is located near what is now the parking lot for the Lee F. Jackson Greenbelt (Spring Creek Forest). I don't know if it was intentionally planted here or escaped from cultivation.
Small Copperhead probably no more then 2 feet in length
Very tiny bee or flying insect. Less then 1 cm. I have cropped the picture and you will see it is on a petal of a Lady Jane Tulip.
Small bee on Lady Jane tulip. Much smaller then a honey bee.
Large Butterfly flying over the creek. Not a good photo but you can see it is yellow with tiger stripes.
Observed several of these running around on the concrete path near the lake on the north side.
Along the Rowlett Creek Trail near Sandbar Scramble
Well I was going to sit on that bench and enjoy the view, but I guess these ants had other ideas for me. Glad I saw them before I sat down!
Freshly dug burrow. It goes in and to the left. Forgot to put a size perspective on this, but it's about 12 inches across.
Local name Elaeagnus. Family = Elaeagnaceae. Common landscape plant, often escaping into parks and preserves.
No local name since not found often. Introduced plant, considered a weed. Family = Brassicaceae.
Local name Prairie groundsel. Family = Asteraceae. Notice deeply lobed leaves. Often confused with P. obovata.