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Sunfishes Family Centrarchidae

Observer

rljtexas

Date

March 24, 2015

Description

Lots of little fish (and a few not so little--upt to 6-8") in the creek (were absent a week ago). Warming weather must have "brought them out". Where have they all been hiding?

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grape hyacinth Genus Muscari

Observer

rljtexas

Date

March 24, 2015

Description

Several widely-scattered (naturalized?) specimens in southwest corner of prairie area.

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turtles Order Testudines

Observer

rljtexas

Date

March 24, 2015

Description

In 3' deep pool, part of Indian Creek. He didn't want to be photographed. Couldn't spot a red "ear mark". Est. 12" shell, possibly a bit larger. Neck seems long for a Slider.

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Texas Spiny Lizard Sceloporus olivaceus

Observer

rljtexas

Date

March 24, 2015

Description

Small guy --about 4 inches long (juvenile?) enjoying our warm sunny early spring day.

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onions Genus Allium

Observer

tlbroaddus

Date

March 22, 2015 01:01 PM CDT

Description

Wild Onions growing in the Laser Tag area next to softball fields of B.B. Owen Elementary in The Colony, TX.

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jim-botany

Date

March 17, 2015

Description

Local name Wedge-leaf draba. Family = Brassicaceae. Common early bloomer in area parks and preserves.

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Tenpetal Anemone Anemone berlandieri

Observer

jim-botany

Date

March 17, 2015

Description

Local name Ten-petal anemone even though the rays are sepals and there may be 9-14 of them. Family = Ranunculaceae. Common early bloomer in area meadows.

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small white fawnlily Erythronium albidum

Observer

jim-botany

Date

March 17, 2015

Description

Local name
Trout lily. Family = Liliaceae. Several plants scattered within AHNP riparian forest.

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Lichen Kingdom Fungi

Observer

rljtexas

Date

March 3, 2015 02:30 PM CST

Description

Many days of cool, wet, cloudy weather seems to have resulted in a profuse "bloom" of tree lichen on the bark of immature cedar elm that crowd many hilly sections of Arbor Hills. Brighter green fringes around the grey-blue centers, adding color and texture to the still-dormant woods.

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Atlantic camas Camassia scilloides

Observer

jim-botany

Date

April 6, 2006

Description

Local name Wild hyacinth. Family depends on source: Liliaceae or Asparagaceae. Uncommon but where found, there are huge colonies.

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big bluestem Andropogon gerardii

Observer

jim-botany

Date

August 11, 2007

Description

ocal name Big bluestem, one of the original "big 4' grasses when settlers arrived in north Texas in 1800's.

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Yellow Flax Linum rigidum

Observer

jim-botany

Date

May 10, 2007

Description

Local name Stiff-stem (yellow) flax. Common in area meadows.

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jim-botany

Date

August 11, 2007

Description

Local name Side-oats gramma. The State Grass of Texas

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Philadelphia fleabane Erigeron philadelphicus

Observer

jim-botany

Date

April 6, 2006

Description

Local name Philadelphia fleabane. Family = Asteraceae. Uncommon at AHNP in meadows. Told from more common E. strigosus by more numerous rays.

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Nuttall's Deathcamas Toxicoscordion nuttallii

Observer

jim-botany

Date

February 9, 2015

Description

Nuttall's death camus. Photo shows one of about 5 specimens on this date.

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Western Box Elder Bug Boisea rubrolineata

Observer

tlbroaddus

Date

February 12, 2015 01:34 PM CST

Description

Insects who appear to be possibly mating.

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eastern red cedar Juniperus virginiana

Observer

dfwuw

Date

February 12, 2015 08:34 AM CST

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Coyote Canis latrans

Observer

dfwuw

Date

February 9, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Observer

rjtaylor

Date

October 10, 2014

Description

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

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Observer

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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Observer

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.

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small white fawnlily Erythronium albidum

Observer

rjtaylor

Date

March 22, 2013

Description

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

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Common Nighthawk Chordeiles minor

Observer

bakeeler

Date

October 2, 2005

Place

Plano TX (Google, OSM)

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Green anole Anolis carolinensis

Observer

bakeeler

Date

the past

Place

Plano TX (Google, OSM)

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Bobcat Lynx rufus

Observer

bakeeler

Date

March 17, 2007

Place

Plano TX (Google, OSM)

Description

Bobcat in garden, pile of scat in yard. Often seen in the neighborhood for a few months, with an injured front left paw or leg.

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jim-botany

Date

October 9, 2014

Description

Local name Maximilian sunflower in Asteraceae. Uncommon in meadows at AHNP.

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jim-botany

Date

February 3, 2015

Description

Local name Bois'd'arc. Family = Moraceae. Many trees scattered about the preserve. Selected this one for it large size and nice appearance.

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jim-botany

Date

January 30, 2015

Description

Local name Buffalo bur. Family = Solanaceae. Photo show burs from 2014.

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jim-botany

Date

January 30, 2015

Description

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

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small white fawnlily Erythronium albidum

Observer

jim-botany

Date

March 8, 2007

Description

Local name is Trout lily. Family = Liliaceae. Several plants scattered within AHNP riparian forest. Only reported location in Denton Co.