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Fungi Including Lichens Kingdom Fungi

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todd_jackson

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April 29, 2018 03:12 PM CDT

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Honey Mesquite Prosopis glandulosa

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todd_jackson

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April 29, 2018 03:09 PM CDT

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Texas Horned Lizard Phrynosoma cornutum

Observer

todd_jackson

Date

March 30, 2016

Description

Photo taken by Jeff Colasurd

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todd_jackson

Date

October 20, 2015 11:00 AM CDT

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Stilt-walker Katydid Arethaea grallator

Observer

todd_jackson

Date

May 3, 2007

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Smaller Sand Cricket Ellipes minuta

Observer

todd_jackson

Date

August 30, 2007

Description

Pygmy mole cricket colonies were observed throughout an ephemeral prairie stream at this location throughout the summer. After rain occurred the burrows, referred to by some as "galleries," could be seen a few inches from the completely saturated mud along the edge of the receding water. Photos above include these galleries and the adjacent habitat. Several hundred individuals could be seen jumping out of their burrows when I stepped onto the damp soil along the stream, but only a few could be photographed. Dragging a butterfly net over the galleries seemed to be the best way to get some in front of the camera.

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Smaller Sand Cricket Ellipes minuta

Observer

todd_jackson

Date

August 24, 2007

Description

Pygmy mole cricket colonies were observed throughout an ephemeral prairie stream at this location throughout the summer. After rain occurred the burrows, referred to by some as "galleries," could be seen a few inches from the completely saturated mud along the edge of the receding water. Photos above include these galleries and the adjacent habitat. Several hundred individuals could be seen jumping out of their burrows when I stepped onto the damp soil along the stream, but only a few that hopped onto the water surface could actually be photographed.

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Green-striped Grasshopper Chortophaga viridifasciata

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todd_jackson

Date

August 19, 2006

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todd_jackson

Date

July 2, 2007

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Snakeweed Grasshopper Hesperotettix viridis

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todd_jackson

Date

July 2, 2007

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Dark Cahill Stenonema femoratum

Observer

todd_jackson

Date

March 2, 2013

Description

Thank you Roger Rohrbeck for identifying this subimago on BugGuide! I saw dozens of individuals emerging as the sun was setting, with Cullen Hanks, Cody Dodson and Lauren Suzanne.

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Greenthroat Darter Etheostoma lepidum

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todd_jackson

Date

March 21, 2013 12:00 PM CDT

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Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

todd_jackson

Date

March 14, 2013 12:50 PM CDT

Description

One individual, possible recently hatched, making its way from an upland mowed park onto a trail about 60 feet from the stream channel.

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Mexican Free-tailed Bat Tadarida brasiliensis

Observer

todd_jackson

Date

March 18, 2013 05:20 PM CDT

Description

This poor little guy was dead when we found him under the bridge. Observed while collecting stream macroinvertebrates with Elizabeth Welch from Austin Youth River Watch. Since there's a pretty good general consensus that bats on the ground are not good to pick up we left him in place, and my photos might not be ideal, but later while getting ready to post them here I noticed a whitish patch on his nose. It doesn't look like the images of white-nose syndrome that I have seen online, but I'm not really sure what I should be looking for. If you know what to look for then check out the close up of the head. Also, some guy got in the paper a day or two ago because he was exposed to a bat that apparently tested positive for rabies. Don't know where that was, but it was in Austin.

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Sponges Phylum Porifera

Observer

todd_jackson

Date

March 18, 2013 05:45 PM CDT

Description

We often encounter freshwater sponges in Barton Creek and in other creeks in the Austin area. They are frequently overlooked, but actually appear to be quite common. I'm going to find out if I can culture some for identification later.

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Texas Brown Snake Storeria dekayi ssp. texana

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todd_jackson

Date

March 18, 2013 05:45 PM CDT

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Common Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

Observer

todd_jackson

Date

March 16, 2013 09:30 AM CDT

Description

One individual, observed moving downstream. I've seen a similar (perhaps the same) individual in the creek during this same time of year for the past two years.

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Glossy Privet Ligustrum lucidum

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todd_jackson

Date

March 13, 2013

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Southern Dewberry Rubus trivialis

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todd_jackson

Date

March 13, 2013

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Annual Bastard Cabbage Rapistrum rugosum

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todd_jackson

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March 7, 2013

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Gray Hairstreak Strymon melinus

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todd_jackson

Date

March 10, 2013

Description

Strymon melinus sharing a Rosemary flower with Apis mellifera

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Dakota Mock Vervain Glandularia bipinnatifida

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todd_jackson

Date

March 7, 2013

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Texas Bluebonnet Lupinus texensis

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todd_jackson

Date

March 2, 2013

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Tachinid Flies Family Tachinidae

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todd_jackson

Date

March 2, 2013

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Checkered Skippers Genus Pyrgus

Observer

todd_jackson

Date

March 2, 2013

Description

This is either Pyrgus communis or Pyrbus albescens, but the two species cannot be reliably separated in the field. Dissection of male genitalia in the lab is required for a positive ID. That being said, this is probably P. albescens, which appears to be replacing P. communis in the southern states.

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Giant Leopard Moth Hypercompe scribonia

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todd_jackson

Date

February 12, 2013

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Horsefly-like Carpenter Bee Xylocopa tabaniformis

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todd_jackson

Date

March 7, 2013

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Desert-Chicory Genus Pyrrhopappus

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todd_jackson

Date

April 25, 2007

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Bladderpod Genus Lesquerella

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todd_jackson

Date

April 25, 2007
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