Brazos Bend SP - Getting OUT!

Last Friday went so well that Scott and I went for another prairie and live oak loop walk, particularly looking for Texas invasive species. Found some!

Dragonflies were the show-stoppers today, as was the robber fly (Promachus hinei), that I first dismissed as a dragonfly, but because I am inclined to shoot everything, it was a Life species for me. As was the wasp (Pseudodynerus quadrisectus) and the Slaty Skimmer (Libellula incesta).

On the Pilant Slough trail, I heard the call of an Acadian Flycatcher! My husband didn't believe me, so I played the call on iBird, then recorded our observation doing the same, then found the bird. It pays to do Empidonax 'homework.' (I knew it would pay off one day.)

It was a great day. Every walk at BBSP is like walking a different park. You never know what you'll find there.

LIFE'S BETTER OUTSIDE.

Posted by dirtnkids dirtnkids, May 22, 2020 22:50

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American Beautyberry (Callicarpa americana)

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May 22, 2020 07:50 AM HST

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Texas Vervain (Verbena halei)

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May 22, 2020 07:53 AM HST

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Brazilian Vervain (Verbena brasiliensis)

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May 22, 2020 07:54 AM HST

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Partridge Pea (Chamaecrista fasciculata)

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May 22, 2020 07:56 AM HST

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Couch (Cynodon dactylon)

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May 22, 2020 07:56 AM HST

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Blue Mistflower (Conoclinium coelestinum)

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May 22, 2020 07:57 AM HST

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Silverleaf Nightshade (Solanum elaeagnifolium)

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May 22, 2020 07:59 AM HST

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Western Ragweed (Ambrosia psilostachya)

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May 22, 2020 08:00 AM HST

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Peppervine (Nekemias arborea)

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May 22, 2020 08:00 AM HST

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Texas Prairie Parsley (Polytaenia texana)

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May 22, 2020 08:01 AM HST

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Winged Loosestrife (Lythrum alatum)

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May 22, 2020 08:06 AM HST

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Flatsedges (Genus Cyperus)

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May 22, 2020 08:09 AM HST

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Texas Coneflower (Rudbeckia texana)

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May 22, 2020 08:12 AM HST

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Sneezeweeds (Genus Helenium)

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May 22, 2020 08:18 AM HST

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Rattlesnake Master (Eryngium yuccifolium)

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May 22, 2020 08:24 AM HST

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Knotroot Bristlegrass (Setaria parviflora)

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May 22, 2020 08:28 AM HST

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Paraguayan Windmill Grass (Stapfochloa canterae)

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May 22, 2020 08:29 AM HST

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Common Meadow Katydids (Tribe Conocephalini)

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May 22, 2020 08:38 AM HST

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Swamp Grasshoppers (Genus Paroxya)

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May 22, 2020 08:42 AM HST

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Coreopsis and Allies (Tribe Coreopsideae)

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May 22, 2020 08:43 AM HST

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Plains Coreopsis (Coreopsis tinctoria)

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May 22, 2020 08:45 AM HST

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Smallflower Desert-Chicory (Pyrrhopappus pauciflorus)

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May 22, 2020 08:45 AM HST

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Meadow Pink (Sabatia campestris)

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May 22, 2020 08:47 AM HST

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Carolina Horsenettle (Solanum carolinense)

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May 22, 2020 08:48 AM HST

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Jerusalem Cherry (Solanum pseudocapsicum)

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May 22, 2020 08:49 AM HST

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Spanish Moss (Tillandsia usneoides)

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May 22, 2020 08:51 AM HST

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Virginia Wildrye (Elymus virginicus)

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May 22, 2020 08:53 AM HST

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Catchfly Grass (Leersia lenticularis)

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May 22, 2020 08:59 AM HST

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Giant Ragweed (Ambrosia trifida)

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May 22, 2020 09:05 AM HST

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Dicots [Paraphyletic] (Class Magnoliopsida)

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May 22, 2020 09:07 AM HST

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Modiola? Very prickly.

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Buckwheat Vines (Genus Brunnichia)

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May 22, 2020 09:09 AM HST

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Black-eyed Susans and Coneflowers (Genus Rudbeckia)

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May 22, 2020 09:11 AM HST

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An example of how mowing and herbicide use can stunt a species.

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Aquatic Milkweed (Asclepias perennis)

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May 22, 2020 09:55 AM HST

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Chinese Tallow (Triadica sebifera)

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May 22, 2020 09:56 AM HST

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Dwarf Palmetto (Sabal minor)

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May 22, 2020 10:08 AM HST

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Gulf Vervain (Verbena xutha)

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May 22, 2020 10:10 AM HST

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Eryngos (Genus Eryngium)

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May 22, 2020 10:11 AM HST

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Lemon Beebalm (Monarda citriodora)

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May 22, 2020 10:28 AM HST

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Acadian Flycatcher (Empidonax virescens)

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May 22, 2020 10:37 AM HST

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Recorded ‘PEET-sah’ call. Photo.

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Oppositeleaf Spotflower (Acmella repens)

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May 22, 2020 10:41 AM HST

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American Lotus (Nelumbo lutea)

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May 22, 2020 11:00 AM HST

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American Alligator (Alligator mississippiensis)

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May 22, 2020 11:48 AM HST

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Lanceleaf Frogfruit (Phyla lanceolata)

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May 22, 2020 11:49 AM HST

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Straggler Daisy (Calyptocarpus vialis)

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May 22, 2020 11:50 AM HST

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Largeflower Pink-Sorrel (Oxalis debilis)

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May 22, 2020 11:55 AM HST

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Alligatorweed (Alternanthera philoxeroides)

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May 22, 2020 12:11 PM HST

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Eastern Pondhawk (Erythemis simplicicollis)

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May 22, 2020 12:11 PM HST

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Aquatic Milkweed (Asclepias perennis)

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May 22, 2020 12:15 PM HST

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Cuban Jute (Sida rhombifolia)

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May 22, 2020 12:28 PM HST

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Red-banded Hairstreak (Calycopis cecrops)

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May 22, 2020 11:23 AM HST

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Smooth Beggarticks (Bidens laevis)

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May 22, 2020 11:18 AM HST

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Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata)

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May 22, 2020 11:16 AM HST

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Halloween Pennant (Celithemis eponina)

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May 22, 2020 11:16 AM HST

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Purple Gallinule (Porphyrio martinica)

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May 22, 2020 10:54 AM HST

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Eastern Pondhawk (Erythemis simplicicollis)

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May 22, 2020 10:47 AM HST

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Slaty Skimmer (Libellula incesta)

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May 22, 2020 10:30 AM HST

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Green Heron (Butorides virescens)

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May 22, 2020 10:11 AM HST

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Ticktrefoils (Genus Desmodium)

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May 22, 2020 09:42 AM HST

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Black Swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes)

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May 22, 2020 09:30 AM HST

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May 22, 2020 09:28 AM HST

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Downy Woodpecker (Dryobates pubescens)

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May 22, 2020 09:08 AM HST

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Water Plantains (Genus Alisma)

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May 22, 2020 08:46 AM HST

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May 22, 2020 08:43 AM HST

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Four-spotted Pennant (Brachymesia gravida)

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May 22, 2020 08:42 AM HST

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Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea)

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May 22, 2020 08:40 AM HST

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Common Water Hyacinth (Pontederia crassipes)

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May 22, 2020 08:40 AM HST

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Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)

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May 22, 2020 08:30 AM HST

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Prothonotary Warbler (Protonotaria citrea)

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May 22, 2020 08:06 AM HST

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Slender Rosinweed (Silphium gracile)

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May 22, 2020 07:34 AM HST

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Four-spotted Pennant (Brachymesia gravida)

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May 22, 2020 07:34 AM HST

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American Lady (Vanessa virginiensis)

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May 22, 2020 07:27 AM HST

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Gulf Fritillary (Dione vanillae)

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May 22, 2020 07:23 AM HST

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Anhinga (Anhinga anhinga)

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May 22, 2020 11:26 AM HST

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Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis)

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May 22, 2020 11:24 AM HST

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Rattlebush (Sesbania drummondii)

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May 22, 2020 07:07 AM HST

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Golden Silk Spider (Trichonephila clavipes)

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May 22, 2020 09:57 AM HST

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