Bluebonnets are fading, but there are plenty of other wildflowers to take their place. We also encountered a teensy turtle, and a hitherto unobserved water snake.
Category: Wildlife – Invertebrates
Posts in this category contain references to insects, spiders, worms, aquatic creatures such as clams, mussels, jellyfish, octopuses, etc.
Random Thursday: Random Is As Random Does
Got some nature photos sandwiched between two slices of inanity.
This was a good week for taking pictures.
The Asian [Clams] Invasion
I recently learned that Central Texas waterways have been invaded by clams…Asian clams, to be exact. Should we be worried?
Neighborhood Nature (Pt. 13)
Tunneling termites, firewood munching bugs and periscoping snakes: we got ‘em.
Neighborhood Nature (Pt. 11) — The Invertebrate Edition
Widow skimmers, assassin bugs, and parsley-addicted swallowtail caterpillars: what’s not to like?
Neighborhood Nature (Pt.10)
Swallowtails, tree frogs, newborn fawns, and water snakes: something for everyone in the ‘hood.
I’m too lazy to type “Random Thursday — The Friday Edition”…or am I? It’s been a while since we’ve done a Wandering The Web post, so this will ultimately turn into one, but first — some local weather-related updates. Five days ago, as alert Gazette readers no doubt recall, I informed the world that Pecan… Continue reading R.T.T.F.E.
Sunday Afternoon Nature
There were a couple of interesting things going on around our house this afternoon. I’ll introduce them in reverse order, because the earliest one involves a snake and we’ll save it for last. We’ve been blessed with an abundance of hummingbird moths (aka Hemaris thysbe, the Hummingbird Clearwing Moth or Common Clearwing Moth or Hawk… Continue reading Sunday Afternoon Nature
Random Thursday: The Truly Random Edition
Happy Thursday, y’all! Today is National Chocolate Day. And is it a coincidence that it’s also National Internal Medicine Day, as well as National First Responders Day? I think not; you should take comfort in knowing that if you overindulge in the food of the gods, *someone* has your back. Or insides. Or…whatever. … Continue reading Random Thursday: The Truly Random Edition