At the UT Brackenridge Field Lab, this Dragonfly nymph's exuvia was found under a faucet and attached to the wall of a pond tank.
During our field observations, I photographed two honey bees at the ponds in the Brackenridge Field Lab.
This butterfly seems to have two different scientific names. I selected the one that is used on Dallasbutterflies.com. I didn't get a very good picture of it as I was pretty far from it when I saw it and it was noon time sun. It was the first time for me to see this particular butterfly.
The reason the Blue Jays were warning was this on my chimney feeding on some prey. Not sure if it had a Blue Jay but we have so many Doves that would make a much easier target.
Near sunset, heard the Blue Jays very upset in the back yard and soon found out why.
In my front yard, 9:00pm
My raccoon was in a stand off with this Bobcat and I walked up on them, The raccoon was facing me and took off right away and the bobcat never noticed me but walked off into the brush. I only got some butt shots.
A mud dauber of some sort.
Tracks in mud
Series of shots here of a raccoon searching for food along a trail I walk fairly often
never knew there were so many kinds of milkweed, guessing on this but thought it was such an interesting looking plant.
Tracks seen in the Chisos Mountains.
specimens from N. Padre Island appear to be intermediate between ssp. tergeminus and ssp. edwardsi
Adult female trapped in kayak pond at HQ
have been trying to figure out what this tree is and not having any luck, feel like I ought to know it already but...
This is the only record I can find for Incilius nebulifer on N. Padre Island. Collected by W. A. Lloyd - 26Aug1891. I would be interested in hearing from anyone that might have seen or heard the species on Padre or Mustang Island. USNM45349, USNM45352
First record for Anaxyrus woodhousii in Kleberg Co.
another plant that planted itself in a raised bed that I did nothing with this year. This one I pulled out after the picture, rather nasty prickles on it.
think this is a Fiery but wondered if it could be a Sachem... it was visiting my beets, glad to see its caterpillar doesn't like to eat their leaves
another plant that popped up in my side yard and grew very rapidly. If it is good for birds, I will leave it alone for now.
My husband loved this growing wild in the undeveloped fields around our house many years ago and brought some home to plant. Now the fields are mostly gone but it continues to grow crazily in our yard.
these are popping up in my back yard and since there are so many birds living in my shrubs, I let them grow.
Or, as my son put it, a wobber fwy.
extremely small, easily could have missed seeing it. used the cough drop to show comparative size
appears to be a young bird, wonder if it is the same one I photographed while it was still in the nest awhile back, was very close to the same area