75
taxa
7 birds
33 plants
1 reptile
32 insects
1 mammal

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What

Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus

Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019 08:14 AM CDT

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

with a fish

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What

Rainbow Grasshopper Dactylotum bicolor

Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019 09:23 AM CDT

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Widow Skimmer Libellula luctuosa

Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019 02:19 PM CDT

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)
Mammals

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What

Mammals Class Mammalia

Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Something lightweight, with long claws; paw width approx 2.3 cm.
This animal did not follow the trail

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What

Wilson's Wood-nymph Moth Xerociris wilsonii

Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Montezuma's Grasshopper Syrbula montezuma

Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Prairie Broomweed Amphiachyris dracunculoides

Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Prickly Pears Genus Opuntia

Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Macrocentra? Camanchica?
I lean to the latter, because these spines are quite stout. Glochids very sparse, and no evidence of purple pigment
www.opuntiads.com/opuntia-camanchica/

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What

Variegated Meadowhawk Sympetrum corruptum

Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Cactus Longhorned Beetles Genus Moneilema

Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Guck oozing from (or perhaps extruded from) the pads of Opuntia. Is this frass due to adults or larvae?

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What

Flathead Rabbit Tobacco Diaperia prolifera

Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

some more examples

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What

Flatspine Stickseed Lappula occidentalis

Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

I think...though at first i thought Plantago

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What

Purple Mat Nama hispida

Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

hmmmmmm........

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What

Rainbow Grasshopper Dactylotum bicolor

Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Flathead Rabbit Tobacco Diaperia prolifera

Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Rough Harvester Ant Pogonomyrmex rugosus

Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

ubiquitous on this site

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What

Star-Slime Nostoc commune

Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Gaaaaaaaaaah
Broad areas of this goop were lying atop bare soil

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What

Tumblebugs Genus Canthon

Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Agarita Berberis trifoliolata

Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Rainbow Grasshopper Dactylotum bicolor

Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Threadleaf Groundsel Senecio flaccidus

Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Fuzzy Olive-Green Grasshopper Campylacantha olivacea

Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Glaucus-legged Spur-throat Grasshopper Melanoplus glaucipes

Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Cactus Bug Narnia femorata

Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

just before i snapped this, a nymph darted out from under the adult, and fled

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What

Brown-spined Prickly-Pear Opuntia phaeacantha

Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Cactus Longhorned Beetles Genus Moneilema

Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

well hidden in a tasajillo

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What

Checkered Setwing Dythemis fugax

Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

numerous at this site

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What

Agarita Berberis trifoliolata

Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Canyon Towhee Melozone fusca

Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

shy

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What

Sleepy Daisy Xanthisma texanum

Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

late bloomer

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What

Wavyleaf Twinevine Funastrum crispum

Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

http://w3.biosci.utexas.edu/prc/K12/pdf/Funastrum%20crispum
Shinner & Mahler: "Leaf margins distinctly crisped or ruffled'

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What

Sorrelvine Cissus trifoliata

Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Sorrelvine Cissus trifoliata

Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

I tasted one: neither pleasant nor unpleasant
Shinner & Mahler for C. incisa (synonym)
"Vines, deciduous or semi-evergreen; pith white; tendrils opposite leaves; leaves alternate, variable, simple to usually palmately 3-folilate, to 8 cm long, reported to have a burnt rubber or sharp nitrogenous odor; leaflets conspicuously fleshy, coarsely toothed, obtuse apically; flowers 4-merous, perfect or unisexual, greenish; stamens 4; disk a 4-lobed cup; style 1, capitate; berries dry, black, 1–4-seeded. Stream banks or in disturbed areas ... throughout most of TX."

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What

Star Milkvine Matelea biflora

Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

We found two such small plants growing in the sandy path, seemingly from the same rootstock.

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What

Plains Lubber Grasshopper Brachystola magna

Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Cactus Longhorned Beetles Genus Moneilema

Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Montezuma's Grasshopper Syrbula montezuma

Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Cactus Bug Narnia femorata

Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Glaucus-legged Spur-throat Grasshopper Melanoplus glaucipes

Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

voted "Most Likely to be Seen Mating"
Here are two mating pairs
http://orthoptera.speciesfile.org/Common/basic/Taxa.aspx?ExpandImages=1

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What

Little Leaf Sumac Rhus microphylla

Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

shrubby tree, or tree-y shrub

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What

Nysa Roadside-Skipper Amblyscirtes nysa

Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Catclaw Mimosa Mimosa aculeaticarpa

Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Sleepy Daisy Xanthisma texanum

Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

just one still blooming

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What

Sleepy Daisy Xanthisma texanum

Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

This ant was approx 9 mm in length, even larger than Pogonomyrmex rugosus (photo 2), with whom it peacefully coexisted.
https://antwiki.org/wiki/Novomessor_cockerelli

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What

Christmas Cholla Cylindropuntia leptocaulis

Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

quite woody

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What

Plains Lubber Grasshopper Brachystola magna

Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Texas Prickly Pear Opuntia engelmannii var. lindheimeri

Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Tyrannus forficatus

Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

the dorsal photo (#4) was taken through the windshield, so colors are skewed blue

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What

Fuzzy Olive-Green Grasshopper Campylacantha olivacea

Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

On the windshield, which imparts a bluish cast to this light green grasshopper. Its tibiae are indeed blue, though
www.opsu.edu/Academics/SciMathNurs/NaturalScience/PlantsInsectsOfGoodwell/grasshoppers/files/campylacantha.html

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What

Pallid-winged Grasshopper Trimerotropis pallidipennis

Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

up underneath a picnic shelter

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What

Hoary Sandmat Euphorbia lata

Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

more upright than usual, possibly due to heat stress in recent weeks

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What

Netleaf Hackberry Celtis reticulata

Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Hairless Bee Fly Poecilognathus unimaculatus

Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Lotebush Ziziphus obtusifolia

Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Brown-spined Prickly-Pear Opuntia phaeacantha

Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Large pads with widely spaced areoles, and large fruits

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What

Fragrant Sumac Rhus aromatica

Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Sycamore Mistletoe Phoradendron macrophyllum

Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

on mesquite

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What

Acrobat Ants Genus Crematogaster

Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

on mistletoe

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What

Sonoran Bumble Bee Bombus sonorus

Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Punctured Tiger Beetle Cicindela punctulata

Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Pale Umbrella-Wort Mirabilis albida

Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Drummond's False Pennyroyal Hedeoma drummondii

Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Variegated Meadowhawk Sympetrum corruptum

Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Variegated Meadowhawk Sympetrum corruptum

Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Canyon Wren Catherpes mexicanus

Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

this is the female song, right?

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What

Bees and Apoid Wasps Superfamily Apoidea

Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Apache Paper Wasp Polistes apachus

Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

nest is built among the cattails, right at water's edge

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What

Annual Buckwheat Eriogonum annuum

Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Ladder-backed Woodpecker Dryobates scalaris

Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Indian Rushpea Hoffmannseggia glauca

Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Bumble Bees Genus Bombus

Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

American Trumpet Vine Campsis radicans

Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus

Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

American Lotus Nelumbo lutea

Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Yard Aster Symphyotrichum divaricatum

Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Nearctic Blue Mud-dauber Wasp Chalybion californicum

Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

don't think i can call this

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What

American Lotus Nelumbo lutea

Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

The south end of this pond is choked with lotus.
www.florida.plantatlas.usf.edu/photo.aspx?ID=1382

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What

Common Streaky-Skipper Celotes nessus

Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

well-disguised on its nectar plant (photo 3), but not at all when it briefly dropped to the ground (photo 4)

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What

Hoary False Goldenaster Heterotheca canescens

Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Blue-fronted Dancer Argia apicalis

Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019

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What

Canyon Wren Catherpes mexicanus

Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Please excuse the wind

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What

Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Texas Earless Lizard Cophosaurus texanus ssp. texanus

Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Powdered Dancer Argia moesta

Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Checkered Setwing Dythemis fugax

Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Canada Wild Rye Elymus canadensis

Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

James' Nailwort Paronychia jamesii

Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Eaton's Lipfern Myriopteris rufa

Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Playing Devil's advocate, a little bit.
Maybe i'm misinterpreting what Shinner &Mahler's means by "scales"

Myriopteris rufa = Cheilanthes eatonii

http://swbiodiversity.org/seinet/taxa/index.php?taxon=1851

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Checkered Setwing Dythemis fugax

Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Checkered Setwing Dythemis fugax

Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Threadleaf Groundsel Senecio flaccidus

Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019

Description

amzapp excavated this larva from the red gall on a Dalea plant.
These galls are very common in our region, but I've yet to find their description. Lena's choice of gall midge seems very wise.
https://bugguide.net/node/view/1467927/bgimage
Examples of the galls, with discussion: www.inaturalist.org/observations/17910193
www.inaturalist.org/observations/4505218

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What

Rock Mosses Family Grimmiaceae

Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Moss forming a thick mat on the horizontal sandstone bluffs, contributing to soil formation. Here is a chunk that detached at the edge.
Grimmia laevigata, maybe maybe
https://bryophyteportal.org/portal/taxa/index.php?taxon=Grimmia+laevigata&formsubmit=Search+Terms

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What

Salt Marsh Moth Estigmene acrea

Observer

ellen5

Date

September 10, 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)