Hatchlings of some sort of bug. They're really cute! :)
Right by the water's edge.
Some sort of bizarre orange fungus? I saw some in McKinney today too.
Fungi, they have the consistency of jello.
Some sort of fungi, has the consistency of jello. Jim Varnum told me what to search for, but it true form, I forgot before I got these uploaded.
I'd kinda like an ID on the plant and the bug. I was told that the flower is in the carrot family, but does it have a common name?
I was excited to find this bug sitting right by its moulted shell. Very cool.
not sure of the species
I'm reasonably confident putting this in Hymenoptera, but beyond that I've got nothing. It appears to have a long ovipositor in the back, so I'm leaning towards the possibility of some sort of wasp maybe?
Normally kids are really afraid of bees, but we were really lucky to see these bees up close in the bluebonnets, and by the time we were done chatting, the girls were super excited about bees! (Although they were really indignant that female bees do all the work!)
This huge guy was hanging out on the back porch of the dining hall one evening. We saw another one in the Sleepy unit later in the evening, fluttering under the lights. These guys are huge!
Not sure where this little guy came from, but he turned up in my dirty laundry pile at camp.
There were several post oak trees with large clusters of these butterflies apparently feeding on the sap.
I didn't manage to get a good picture before it flew up high, but it was green and black.
Some sort of water beetle.
Didn't get to see the actual critters, just lots and lots if tunnels. I have seen them tunnel as far as the front gate of camp, which is a good distance from the water.
Lots and lots of these! They look very similar to the blue eyed Susan's, but they're yellow.
I know that Carol just told me the name of these, and I promptly forgot again. I'm not a fan of the whole growing-older-memory-problems thing.