34
taxa
11 birds
4 insects
1 reptile
16 plants
1 arachnid
1 mammal

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What

Spiders Order Araneae

Observer

ellen5

Date

March 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

a tiny spiderling....flower crab?

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What

Wedge Leaf Whitlow-Grass Draba cuneifolia

Observer

ellen5

Date

March 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

American Kestrel Falco sparverius

Observer

ellen5

Date

March 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Uncertain, but possibly same bird as another kestrel photographed nearby, which is a banded bird: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/21719880

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What

American Kestrel Falco sparverius

Observer

ellen5

Date

March 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

this bird is banded; i observed it very near a re-wilding site, but don't know if there is any connection
Possibly the same bird as another photographed nearby, but images for that indistinct: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/21718872

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Photos / Sounds

Observer

ellen5

Date

March 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Scrambled Eggs Corydalis aurea

Observer

ellen5

Date

March 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Western Meadowlark Sturnella neglecta

Observer

ellen5

Date

March 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

singing over yonder

Photos / Sounds

What

Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

Observer

ellen5

Date

March 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

having a struggle to nectar in the stiff breeze, much to my advantage

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What

Narrowleaf Globemallow Sphaeralcea angustifolia

Observer

ellen5

Date

March 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

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What

White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys

Observer

ellen5

Date

March 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

there were quite a few sparrows in the group

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What

Rough Harvester Ant Pogonomyrmex rugosus

Observer

ellen5

Date

March 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Observer

ellen5

Date

March 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

of the two choices for our area listed by BONAP, polyanthemos seems to be ruled out by the well-armed undersides of these leaves

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What

Western Tansy Mustard Descurainia pinnata

Observer

ellen5

Date

March 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

emerging plants have a mealy look about them

Photos / Sounds

What

Western Tansy Mustard Descurainia pinnata

Observer

ellen5

Date

March 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

unusually abundant on this site this year

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What

Dwarf Verbena Glandularia pumila

Observer

ellen5

Date

March 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

quite abundant this year
Third photo: comparison to G. bipinntifida

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What

Dakota Mock Vervain Glandularia bipinnatifida

Observer

ellen5

Date

March 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

not abundant this year
Third photo: comparison to G. pumila

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What

Mock Vervain Genus Glandularia

Observer

ellen5

Date

March 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

comparative observation
left: G. bipinnatifida, with bluer flowers about fingertip size (photo 2)
right: G. pumila, flowers are bright pink and tiny (photo 3)

Photos / Sounds

What

American Kestrel Falco sparverius

Observer

ellen5

Date

March 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Black-tailed Prairie Dog Cynomys ludovicianus

Observer

ellen5

Date

March 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Mountain Springparsley Vesper montanus

Observer

ellen5

Date

March 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Scarlet Globemallow Sphaeralcea coccinea

Observer

ellen5

Date

March 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Plains Fleabane Erigeron modestus

Observer

ellen5

Date

March 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Stemmy Four-nerve Daisy Tetraneuris scaposa

Observer

ellen5

Date

March 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Gordon's Bladderpod Physaria gordonii

Observer

ellen5

Date

March 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

among many thousands of plants on the site, just this one exhibited a paler shade of yellow

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What

Lark Bunting Calamospiza melanocorys

Observer

ellen5

Date

March 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

American Robin Turdus migratorius

Observer

ellen5

Date

March 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Observer

ellen5

Date

March 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

a number of mating pairs and singles on a patch of bare soil

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Photos / Sounds

Observer

ellen5

Date

March 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

an amazing number of these blooming all around the refuge this year

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What

Fringed Puccoon Lithospermum incisum

Observer

ellen5

Date

March 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

flower buds just becoming visible

Photos / Sounds

What

Scrambled Eggs Corydalis aurea

Observer

ellen5

Date

March 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Green-striped Grasshopper Chortophaga viridifasciata

Observer

ellen5

Date

March 23, 2019

Description

The grasshopper was on the smallish side for an Arphia, so i think conspersa the best choice

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What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

ellen5

Date

March 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Gadwall Mareca strepera

Observer

ellen5

Date

March 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris

Observer

ellen5

Date

March 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata

Observer

ellen5

Date

March 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps

Observer

ellen5

Date

March 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Bufflehead Bucephala albeola

Observer

ellen5

Date

March 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Is this a ruddy duck, or a bufflehead holding its tail up like a ruddy?

Photos / Sounds

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What

American Coot Fulica americana

Observer

ellen5

Date

March 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Bufflehead Bucephala albeola

Observer

ellen5

Date

March 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Dwarf Verbena Glandularia pumila

Observer

ellen5

Date

March 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Gordon's Bladderpod Physaria gordonii

Observer

ellen5

Date

March 23, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

blooming literally everywhere