71
taxa
2 mammals
10 insects
53 plants
5 birds
1 arachnid

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What

Black-tailed Prairie Dog Cynomys ludovicianus

Observer

ellen5

Date

April 24, 2019 09:03 PM CDT

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus

Observer

ellen5

Date

April 24, 2019 09:08 PM CDT

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Common Sow-Thistle Sonchus oleraceus

Observer

ellen5

Date

April 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Western Kingbird Tyrannus verticalis

Observer

ellen5

Date

April 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

A kingbird is chattering away, a little more softly than the red-winged blackbird calls

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What

Rose-Heath Chaetopappa ericoides

Observer

ellen5

Date

April 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Observer

ellen5

Date

April 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Rocky Mountain Zinnia Zinnia grandiflora

Observer

ellen5

Date

April 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Observer

ellen5

Date

April 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Reakirt's Blue Echinargus isola

Observer

ellen5

Date

April 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Reakirt's Blue Echinargus isola

Observer

ellen5

Date

April 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Hairy Five-Eyes Chamaesaracha sordida

Observer

ellen5

Date

April 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Great-tailed Grackle Quiscalus mexicanus

Observer

ellen5

Date

April 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis

Observer

ellen5

Date

April 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Western Kingbird Tyrannus verticalis

Observer

ellen5

Date

April 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Fanleaf Vervain Verbena plicata

Observer

ellen5

Date

April 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Typical Aphids Family Aphididae

Observer

ellen5

Date

April 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Velvetweed Oenothera curtiflora

Observer

ellen5

Date

April 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Dwarf Verbena Glandularia pumila

Observer

ellen5

Date

April 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Bluebowls Giliastrum acerosum

Observer

ellen5

Date

April 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

always breathtaking

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Observer

ellen5

Date

April 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Not a very good camera used to photograph these aphids, with not a very good result.
The circle of white wax is evident on some butts, as described in the link below. Banded legs.
These are host plant-specific, hence the species choice,
https://influentialpoints.com/Gallery/Brachycaudus_tragopogonis_goats-beard_aphid.htm
These are native to Europe, but GBIF shows introduced US populations on the east and west coasts and in the midwest

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What

Yellow Salsify Tragopogon dubius

Observer

ellen5

Date

April 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Observer

ellen5

Date

April 24, 2019

Description

https://bugguide.net/node/view/1547969/bgimage
You may not be convinced....

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What

American Basketflower Plectocephalus americanus

Observer

ellen5

Date

April 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Many plants have sprung up, but this is the first flower bud i've seen

Photos / Sounds

What

Yellow Salsify Tragopogon dubius

Observer

ellen5

Date

April 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

When it closed its blossom for the day, this goofy plant turned around and bit itself

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What

Red Harvester Ant Pogonomyrmex barbatus

Observer

ellen5

Date

April 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

James' Nailwort Paronychia jamesii

Observer

ellen5

Date

April 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Fendler's Sandmat Euphorbia fendleri

Observer

ellen5

Date

April 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Downy Indian-Paintbrush Castilleja sessiliflora

Observer

ellen5

Date

April 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Red Dome Blanketflower Gaillardia pinnatifida

Observer

ellen5

Date

April 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

High Noon Ant Forelius pruinosus

Observer

ellen5

Date

April 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Meadow Flax Linum pratense

Observer

ellen5

Date

April 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Field Bindweed Convolvulus arvensis

Observer

ellen5

Date

April 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Chinese-Lantern Quincula lobata

Observer

ellen5

Date

April 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

American Basketflower Plectocephalus americanus

Observer

ellen5

Date

April 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Brown Lacewings Family Hemerobiidae

Observer

ellen5

Date

April 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

pretty little larva
Micromus?
https://bugguide.net/node/view/272113/bgpage

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What

Sleepy Orange Abaeis nicippe

Observer

ellen5

Date

April 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

I just couldn't move in any closer; here's my guess

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What

Meadow Flax Linum pratense

Observer

ellen5

Date

April 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Plains Fleabane Erigeron modestus

Observer

ellen5

Date

April 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Stemmy Four-nerve Daisy Tetraneuris scaposa

Observer

ellen5

Date

April 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Pale Umbrella-Wort Mirabilis albida

Observer

ellen5

Date

April 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

S T U M P E D ! !
Elongate leaves are hairy only on the undersides, stems exremely shaggy, and with some flower buds appearing at the axils

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What

Purple Mat Nama hispida

Observer

ellen5

Date

April 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

flowers a little tattered

Photos / Sounds

What

Drummond's Onion Allium drummondii

Observer

ellen5

Date

April 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

We seldom find these onions, but they're abundant this year

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What

Flatspine Stickseed Lappula occidentalis

Observer

ellen5

Date

April 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Feather Dalea Dalea formosa

Observer

ellen5

Date

April 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Shaggy Dwarf Morning-Glory Evolvulus nuttallianus

Observer

ellen5

Date

April 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Looks like flowers had been open earlier in the day.
www.easterncoloradowildflowers.com/Evolvulus_nuttallianus.htm

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What

James' Prairie Clover Dalea jamesii

Observer

ellen5

Date

April 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Missouri Foxtail Cactus Escobaria missouriensis

Observer

ellen5

Date

April 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Downy Indian-Paintbrush Castilleja sessiliflora

Observer

ellen5

Date

April 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Blackfoot Daisy Melampodium leucanthum

Observer

ellen5

Date

April 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

James' Prairie Clover Dalea jamesii

Observer

ellen5

Date

April 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

3 leaflets, never 5

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What

Prairie Bur Krameria lanceolata

Observer

ellen5

Date

April 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Fringed Puccoon Lithospermum incisum

Observer

ellen5

Date

April 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Feather Dalea Dalea formosa

Observer

ellen5

Date

April 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Yellow Sweetclover Melilotus officinalis

Observer

ellen5

Date

April 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Red Dome Blanketflower Gaillardia pinnatifida

Observer

ellen5

Date

April 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Wall Barley Hordeum murinum

Observer

ellen5

Date

April 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Observer

ellen5

Date

April 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Dicots Class Magnoliopsida

Observer

ellen5

Date

April 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

coming up from roots?
The leaves look somewhat Prunus: glossy, reddish, and tinily serrate

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What

Narrowleaf Globemallow Sphaeralcea angustifolia

Observer

ellen5

Date

April 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Little Barley Hordeum pusillum

Observer

ellen5

Date

April 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Beaked Sida Rhynchosida physocalyx

Observer

ellen5

Date

April 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Scarlet Beeblossom Oenothera suffrutescens

Observer

ellen5

Date

April 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Checkered-Skippers Genus Pyrgus

Observer

ellen5

Date

April 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Scarlet Globemallow Sphaeralcea coccinea

Observer

ellen5

Date

April 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Woolly Plantain Plantago patagonica

Observer

ellen5

Date

April 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Lazy Daisy Aphanostephus ramosissimus

Observer

ellen5

Date

April 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Purple Mat Nama hispida

Observer

ellen5

Date

April 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Little Bur-Clover Medicago minima

Observer

ellen5

Date

April 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Rose-Heath Chaetopappa ericoides

Observer

ellen5

Date

April 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Observer

ellen5

Date

April 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Hartweg's Sundrops Oenothera hartwegii

Observer

ellen5

Date

April 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Chinese-Lantern Quincula lobata

Observer

ellen5

Date

April 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Scarlet Beeblossom Oenothera suffrutescens

Observer

ellen5

Date

April 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

example 3

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What

Scarlet Beeblossom Oenothera suffrutescens

Observer

ellen5

Date

April 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

example 2

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What

White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys

Observer

ellen5

Date

April 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Black-tailed Jackrabbit Lepus californicus

Observer

ellen5

Date

April 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Scarlet Beeblossom Oenothera suffrutescens

Observer

ellen5

Date

April 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

example 1

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What

Spanish Gold Grindelia ciliata

Observer

ellen5

Date

April 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Alkali Mallow Malvella leprosa

Observer

ellen5

Date

April 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Another of those oddballs lacking chlorophyll; all others in the vicinity were normal

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What

Whitemargin Sandmat Euphorbia albomarginata

Observer

ellen5

Date

April 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

gosh, i love finding these

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What

Purslane Speedwell Veronica peregrina

Observer

ellen5

Date

April 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

covering the banks

Photos / Sounds

What

Bitter Hymenoxys Hymenoxys odorata

Observer

ellen5

Date

April 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Meadow Flax Linum pratense

Observer

ellen5

Date

April 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Greenthread Thelesperma filifolium

Observer

ellen5

Date

April 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Painted Crescent Phyciodes picta

Observer

ellen5

Date

April 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Ground-Plum Astragalus crassicarpus

Observer

ellen5

Date

April 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

After long consideration, and with some residual doubt.
There is a small round fruit hidden near the ground, off to the right, in photo 6. (Wish i had noticed that at the time i photographed these)

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What

Plains Sandparsley Ammoselinum popei

Observer

ellen5

Date

April 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

This season, this is widespread in the park.
One month earlier: www.inaturalist.org/observations/21851570
www.inaturalist.org/observations/21869698

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What

Western Kingbird Tyrannus verticalis

Observer

ellen5

Date

April 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Recently arrived in the area; apologies for the image quality

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What

Bitter Hymenoxys Hymenoxys odorata

Observer

ellen5

Date

April 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Red Dome Blanketflower Gaillardia pinnatifida

Observer

ellen5

Date

April 24, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)