I had no idea Hummingbirds nectared on Zinnias.
Nectaring on Buddleia
Hummingbird Moth nectaring on Autumn Sage.
Eating penta leaves
Dallas in the snow today. Some kind of sparrow?
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 know this is not the eight spotted forester moth as it is missing the orange legwarmers. Any ideas? I have have the family wrong altogether.
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.