In a vacant field. 100's of them.
Planted in my backyard about 7 years ago. I picked the seeds pods this year and estimated about 1500 seeds from this one plant.
After decimating my Possomhaw, they are now eating my Yaupon holly. Note the red poop on the tree.
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.
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.
Not really sure what this is but would love to at least get a family identified.
Volunteer growing in the front yard.
Cabbage White Basking on Dandelion
Gulf Fritillary Chrysalis
Cedar Wax Wing in Possumhaw
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.
Rescued clumps of eastern gamagrass planted in plots all over Connemara Meadow Preserve.
Small plot of rattlesnake master planted in a prairie rescue plot on Connemara Meadow Preserve
Pots of prairie cordgrass planted around created wetland area. Plant material was sourced from John Snowden at Bluestem Nursery, but was originally collected in North Texas by Ken Steigman for propagation in other natural areas in the metroplex.
large cream-colored fungus growing on a mature pecan tree
Approximately 12 individual plants in understory near Rowlett Creek in Allen, Texas
Robin sitting in the top of my Cedar Elm Tree.
Cardinal feeding juvenile
Local name is wavy-leaf thistle in Asteraeae. Common in meadow at SCFP, 1770 Holford Rd.
Gulf Fritillary Butterfly in backyard on Zinnia (dead). There is passion vine in the area so suspect these are early ones that eclosed due to the warm weather we have been having. Multiple days in the 60's/70s.