NPSoT BioBlitz 10/22

What is BioBlitz? Read here:
https://npsot.org/wp/story/2019/11953/

For this outing, I chose an area near where I live that is slated for development. Many trees had already been removed, and many more were 'marked' with the dreaded orange tape. LOSERS ... all in the name of progress.

Shooting and logging weeds keeps me happy. The weed of the day turned out to be Frostweed (Verbesina virginica), something I only just recently discovered on my own property. (It's been growing for years; I just never checked to see what it was.) Everywhere there was frostweed, there were pollinators, particularly butterflies. They were a decided distraction from the [doomed] plants I was there to catalog.

In reverence of the wild places near Houston which are quickly disappearing, I stuck with only wild plants. One day soon, these beauties will all be gone.

Posted by dirtnkids dirtnkids, October 23, 2019 22:00

Observations

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Ticktrefoils (Genus Desmodium)

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Date

October 22, 2019 11:45 AM HST

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Water Oak (Quercus nigra)

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Date

October 22, 2019 11:58 AM HST

Description

This tree is fighting against development. It has been marked a LOSER, with no one in its corner. Dozens more just like it ...

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Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)

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Date

October 22, 2019 12:06 PM HST

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Carolina Satyr (Hermeuptychia sosybius)

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October 22, 2019 12:09 PM HST

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Deer Mushroom (Pluteus cervinus)

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October 22, 2019 12:18 PM HST

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Turk's-cap White-Skipper (Heliopetes macaira)

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October 22, 2019 12:10 PM HST

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Turk's Cap (Malvaviscus arboreus)

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October 22, 2019 12:21 PM HST

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Frostweed (Verbesina virginica)

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October 22, 2019 12:21 PM HST

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Common Buckeye (Junonia coenia)

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October 22, 2019 12:24 PM HST

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October 22, 2019 12:25 PM HST

Description

Punct. or pond.? I cannot tell.

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Spotless Lady Beetle (Cycloneda sanguinea)

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October 22, 2019 12:36 PM HST

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Southern Annual Saltmarsh Aster (Symphyotrichum divaricatum)

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October 22, 2019 12:44 PM HST

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Tievine (Ipomoea cordatotriloba)

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October 22, 2019 12:48 PM HST

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Santa Maria Feverfew (Parthenium hysterophorus)

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Date

October 22, 2019 12:48 PM HST

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Blue Mistflower (Conoclinium coelestinum)

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October 22, 2019 12:50 PM HST

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Long-tailed Skipper (Urbanus proteus)

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October 22, 2019 12:55 PM HST

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Common Flesh Flies (Genus Sarcophaga)

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October 22, 2019 12:57 PM HST

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Red-banded Hairstreak (Calycopis cecrops)

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October 22, 2019 01:00 PM HST

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Pearl Crescent (Phyciodes tharos)

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October 22, 2019 01:01 PM HST

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Dun Skipper (Euphyes vestris)

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October 22, 2019 01:03 PM HST

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Narrowleaf Sunflower (Helianthus angustifolius)

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October 22, 2019 01:29 PM HST

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Texas Vervain (Verbena halei)

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October 22, 2019 01:35 PM HST

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October 22, 2019 01:37 PM HST

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Late Boneset (Eupatorium serotinum)

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October 22, 2019 01:38 PM HST

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Pyramid Flower (Melochia pyramidata)

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October 22, 2019 01:40 PM HST

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Maritime Bluestem (Andropogon tenuispatheus)

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October 22, 2019 01:44 PM HST

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Dwarf Palmetto (Sabal minor)

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Date

October 22, 2019 01:47 PM HST

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Fiery Skipper (Hylephila phyleus)

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Date

October 22, 2019 01:46 PM HST

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American Trumpet Vine (Campsis radicans)

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Date

October 22, 2019 01:50 PM HST

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