Icon
Photos / Sounds
Species / Taxon Name
Observer
Place
Actions

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Widow Skimmer Libellula luctuosa

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 13, 2020 08:34 AM CDT

Description

Taken on Lake Creek Trail in Williamson County.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Western Ironweed Vernonia baldwinii

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 13, 2020 08:45 AM CDT

Description

Taken on Lake Creek Trail in Williamson County.

Photos / Sounds

What

Nearctic Blue Mud-dauber Wasp Chalybion californicum

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 13, 2020 08:44 AM CDT

Description

Taken on Lake Creek Trail in Williamson County.

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 13, 2020 08:39 AM CDT

Description

Taken on Lake Creek Trail in Williamson County.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Spiders Order Araneae

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 13, 2020 09:21 AM CDT

Description

Taken on Lake Creek Trail in Williamson County.

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 13, 2020 10:08 AM CDT

Description

Taken on Lake Creek Trail in Williamson County.

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 13, 2020 08:48 AM CDT

Description

Taken on Lake Creek Trail in Williamson County.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Roseate Skimmer Orthemis ferruginea

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 13, 2020 10:17 AM CDT

Description

Taken on Lake Creek Trail in Williamson County.

Two female Roseate Skimmers

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Roseate Skimmer Orthemis ferruginea

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 13, 2020 10:04 AM CDT

Description

Taken on Lake Creek Trail in Williamson County.

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 13, 2020 09:42 AM CDT

Description

Taken on Lake Creek Trail in Williamson County.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 13, 2020 10:23 AM CDT

Description

Taken on Lake Creek Trail in Williamson County.

Red-eared Slider laying eggs

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Red Saddlebags Tramea onusta

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 13, 2020 09:31 AM CDT

Description

Taken on Lake Creek Trail in Williamson County.

Photos / Sounds

What

Gray-waisted Skimmer Cannaphila insularis

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 13, 2020 09:16 AM CDT

Description

Taken on Lake Creek Trail in Williamson County.

I was excited to find two Gray-waisted Skimmers in the woods near where I last found a few a year or two ago. This location was in deep shade so these photos have relatively heavy noise reduction and sharpening applied.

Male Gray-waisted Skimmer

Photos / Sounds

What

Gray-waisted Skimmer Cannaphila insularis

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 13, 2020 09:14 AM CDT

Description

Taken on Lake Creek Trail in Williamson County.

I was excited to find two Gray-waisted Skimmers in the woods near where I last found a few a year or two ago. This location was in deep shade so these photos have relatively heavy noise reduction and sharpening applied.

Female Gray-waisted Skimmer

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Couch's Kingbird Tyrannus couchii

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 13, 2020 10:30 AM CDT

Description

Taken on Lake Creek Trail in Williamson County.

There were at least 3 Couch's Kingbirds in close proximity. This one looked like it was wet from a recent bath in the creek.

Photos / Sounds

What

Cottonwood Borer Plectrodera scalator

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 13, 2020 08:28 AM CDT

Description

Taken on Lake Creek Trail in Williamson County.

I spotted this large long-horned beetle 15-20 yards away, and I was lucky to get these identifiable heavily cropped photos of a species I've never seen before.

Cottonwood Borer

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Comanche Skimmer Libellula comanche

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 13, 2020 10:53 AM CDT

Description

Taken on Lake Creek Trail in Williamson County.

Male Comanche Skimmer

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Broad-striped Forceptail Aphylla angustifolia

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 13, 2020 09:28 AM CDT

Description

Taken on Lake Creek Trail in Williamson County.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Broad-headed Sharpshooter Oncometopia orbona

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 13, 2020 08:40 AM CDT

Description

Taken on Lake Creek Trail in Williamson County.

I wish I could have gotten a sharper photo of this beautiful little leafhopper. The Seek app calls it a Broad-headed Sharpshooter.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Polioptila caerulea

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 13, 2020 09:50 AM CDT

Description

Taken on Lake Creek Trail in Williamson County.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Blue Dasher Pachydiplax longipennis

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 13, 2020 10:13 AM CDT

Description

Taken on Lake Creek Trail in Williamson County.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

American Bumble Bee Bombus pensylvanicus

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 13, 2020 08:38 AM CDT

Description

Taken on Lake Creek Trail in Williamson County.

Photos / Sounds

What

Yellow-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus americanus

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 13, 2020 10:56 AM CDT

Description

Placeholder for sound

Photos / Sounds

What

Couch's Kingbird Tyrannus couchii

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 13, 2020 09:48 AM CDT

Description

Placeholder for sound

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Five-banded Thynnid Wasp Myzinum quinquecinctum

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 12, 2020 10:02 AM CDT

Description

Taken during the fifth virtual tour of Hill Country Conservancy's Nalle Bunny Run wildlife preserve.

Much of the sandy prairie habitat type was covered in blooming croton, and there were bees, wasps, and flies busy polinating it.

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 12, 2020 10:00 AM CDT

Description

Taken during the fifth virtual tour of Hill Country Conservancy's Nalle Bunny Run wildlife preserve.

Much of the sandy prairie habitat type was covered in blooming croton, and there were bees, wasps, and flies busy polinating it.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Texas Stillingia Stillingia texana

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 12, 2020 08:33 AM CDT

Description

Taken during the fifth virtual tour of Hill Country Conservancy's Nalle Bunny Run wildlife preserve.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Summer Tanager Piranga rubra

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 12, 2020 08:28 AM CDT

Description

Taken during the fifth virtual tour of Hill Country Conservancy's Nalle Bunny Run wildlife preserve.

Photos / Sounds

What

Painted Bunting Passerina ciris

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 12, 2020 08:26 AM CDT

Description

Taken during the fifth virtual tour of Hill Country Conservancy's Nalle Bunny Run wildlife preserve.

One of the first birds we observed was a male Painted Bunting singing near the gate. It flew into view and then was joined by a second mature male Painted Bunting. Neither seemed bothered by the other's close presence. Maybe territoriality was over with breeding season? Despite one still singing?

Photos / Sounds

What

Neon Skimmer Libellula croceipennis

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 12, 2020 09:14 AM CDT

Description

Taken during the fifth virtual tour of Hill Country Conservancy's Nalle Bunny Run wildlife preserve.

Female Neon Skimmer

Feeds: Atom