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Green Milkweed Asclepias viridis

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butterflies4fun

Date

August 8, 2014 12:21 PM CDT

Description

In a vacant field. 100's of them.

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butterflies4fun

Date

November 21, 2014 05:24 PM CST

Description

Planted in my backyard about 7 years ago. I picked the seeds pods this year and estimated about 1500 seeds from this one plant.

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cedar waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum

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butterflies4fun

Date

February 21, 2015 02:54 PM CST

Description

After decimating my Possomhaw, they are now eating my Yaupon holly. Note the red poop on the tree.

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nlrudr

Date

February 14, 2015

Description

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.

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nlrudr

Date

February 14, 2015

Description

Redbud Trail

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What

small white fawnlily Erythronium albidum

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nlrudr

Date

February 15, 2015

Description

Seen on Rowlett Creek Trail and on Willow Springs Trail 2/15/2015. Had not appeared on Willow Springs Trail 2/7/2015.

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jim-botany

Date

February 21, 2015 09:15 AM CST

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gold-eye lichen Teloschistes chrysophthalmus

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jim-botany

Date

February 15, 2015

Description

Slender Orange Bush Lichen shown on Ulmus crassifolia. Common in North Central Texas.

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jim-botany

Date

February 15, 2015

Description

Common name Skunkbush sumac. Family = Anacardiaceae. Common in North Central Texas.

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heavenly bamboo Nandina domestica

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jim-botany

Date

February 15, 2015

Description

Common name Heavenly bamboo. Family = Berberidaceae. Common in JFBNP forests. Texas invader.

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shepherd's purse Capsella bursa-pastoris

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jim-botany

Date

February 15, 2015

Description

Shepherd's purse. Family = Brassicaceae. Common early bloomer in lawns and meadows.

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Chinese Privet Ligustrum sinense

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jim-botany

Date

February 15, 2015

Description

Local name Chinese Privet. Family = Oleaceae. Uncommon in Park. Distinguished from more common L. quihoui by cuneate leaves. Texas Invader.

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Green Lacewings Family Chrysopidae

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butterflies4fun

Date

February 14, 2015 01:09 PM CST

Description

Not really sure what this is but would love to at least get a family identified.

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Oriental false hawksbeard Youngia japonica

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butterflies4fun

Date

February 7, 2015 06:25 PM CST

Description

Volunteer growing in the front yard.

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Cabbage White Pieris rapae

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butterflies4fun

Date

February 10, 2015 02:48 PM CST

Description

Cabbage White Basking on Dandelion

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gulf fritillary Agraulis vanillae

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butterflies4fun

Date

February 7, 2015 06:36 PM CST

Description

Gulf Fritillary Chrysalis

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Cedar waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum

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butterflies4fun

Date

February 13, 2015 12:04 PM CST

Description

Cedar Wax Wing in Possumhaw

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jim-botany

Date

May 1, 2014

Description

Local name Golden Alexanders. Family = Apiaceae. Common in forests in Blackland Prairie.

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jim-botany

Date

October 5, 2013

Description

Local name Mexican sagebrush. Family = Asteraceae. This specimen is one of many in one patch at SCPP.

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eastern red cedar Juniperus virginiana

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jim-botany

Date

February 12, 2015

Description

Local name Eastern red cedar. Family = Cupressaciae. Common in area forests. This specimen show male cones.

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jim-botany

Date

February 12, 2015

Description

Local name Photinia. Family = Rosaceae. This specimen is about 15 feet tall. This species is gaining a foothold in DFW Metroplex forests. Texas Invasive.

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rjtaylor

Date

October 10, 2014

Description

Rescued clumps of eastern gamagrass planted in plots all over Connemara Meadow Preserve.

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rjtaylor

Date

October 10, 2014

Description

Small plot of rattlesnake master planted in a prairie rescue plot on Connemara Meadow Preserve

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rjtaylor

Date

October 24, 2014

Description

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.

Fungi

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Fungi including Lichens Kingdom Fungi

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rjtaylor

Date

December 26, 2011

Description

large cream-colored fungus growing on a mature pecan tree

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small white fawnlily Erythronium albidum

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rjtaylor

Date

March 22, 2013

Description

Approximately 12 individual plants in understory near Rowlett Creek in Allen, Texas

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American Robin Turdus migratorius

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butterflies4fun

Date

February 8, 2015

Description

Robin sitting in the top of my Cedar Elm Tree.

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Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis

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bakeeler

Date

the past

Place

Plano TX (Google, OSM)

Description

Cardinal feeding juvenile

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jim-botany

Date

May 27, 2008

Description

Local name is wavy-leaf thistle in Asteraeae. Common in meadow at SCFP, 1770 Holford Rd.

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Gulf Fritillary Agraulis vanillae

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butterflies4fun

Date

January 28, 2015

Description

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.