Insects who appear to be possibly mating.
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.
Approximately 12 individual plants in understory near Rowlett Creek in Allen, Texas
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.
Local name Maximilian sunflower in Asteraceae. Uncommon in meadows at AHNP.
Local name Bois'd'arc. Family = Moraceae. Many trees scattered about the preserve. Selected this one for it large size and nice appearance.
Local name Buffalo bur. Family = Solanaceae. Photo show burs from 2014.
Local name Chinese Privet. Family = Oleaceae. Uncommon. Distinguished from more common L. quihoui by cuneate leaves. Texas Invader.
Local name is Trout lily. Family = Liliaceae. Several plants scattered within AHNP riparian forest. Only reported location in Denton Co.
Cocklebur in Asteraceae. One of many plants on shore of almost-dry pond. Photo shows post-bloom prickly burs. Sometimes called porcupine eggs.
Probably the same Bobcat I photographed two days ago in a tree near my house. Seem to be frequent visitors these days.
This little bird was hiding in our holly bushes, being mobbed by a bunch of jays. What kind of owl is it?
The bobcat was crouched on the neighbors roof looking into our back yard. I was alerted to the bobcat by crows that were circling above and squawking very loudly. We have birds that
nest in trees in our back yard and squirrels that are frequently seen on the fence and in the trees. After about one minute the bobcat appeared annoyed. It stood up and growled several
times as it turned around and walked back over the neighbors roof line and out of site.
I've only ever seen Ruddy Ducks in large flocks. This one was pretty much by itself, occasionally in the company of a Pied Billed Grebe. I could not see the distinctive tail at all.
Head looks too yellow to be Yellow Rumped Warbler but thats the best I could do...