These little butterflies about an inch wide and fly close to the ground.
|Texas Parks and Wildlife Department photo of a river otter.|
|Leopard frog keeps us company while we stage the plants for Saturday's planting.|
Pipevine Swallowtail 3, Giant Sw. 1, Spicebush Sw. 5, Cloudless Sulphur 2, Little Yellow 25, Dainty Su. 7, Gray Hairstreak 5, Red-banded Ha. 2, 1W. Pygmy-Blue 146, Ceraunus Bl. 1, Gulf Fritillary 25, Phaon Crescent 4, Pearl Cr. 1, Question Mark 1, Red Admiral 1, Com. Buckeye 26, Goatweed Leafwing 1, Tawny Emperor 3, Monarch 4, White-striped Longtail 3, Horace's Duskywing 1, Com. Checkered-Skipper 9, Tropical Checkered-Sk. 8, Clouded Sk. 7, S. Skipperling 7, Fiery Sk. 8, Whirlabout 1, Dun Sk. 1, Salt Marsh Sk. 1, Obscure Sk. 1. Total 30 species, 310 individuals. Immatures: Giant Sw. 1 egg on Myer Lemon Tree; Gulf Fr. 27 eggs 39 caterpillars 2 pupas on Purple Passion Vine ; Monarch 5 caterpillars on Mexican Milkweed. Field Notes: 1The numbers of Western Pygmy-Blues in the saltmarshes of the Baytown Nature Center is a sight to behold!
|I took several pics of the ribbon snake with my iPhone, but wasn't able to catch a shot of his red tongue flicking.|
|A little bullfrog. There were lots of frogs hopping around. I guess they appreciated the rain we had gotten the day before to end three weeks of dryness.|
|Great Egret leaves behind its birdbrain buddies.|
|Roseate Spoonbill, often called a flamingo by school kids.|
|A White-faced Ibis joins his White Ibis cousins for some foraging.|