Field and Swamp: Animals and Their Habitats

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American Tobacco Trail (Miles 0-6), Durham, NC

This segment of the trail starts just south of downtown Durham and stops a little north of Route 54 in south Durham.  See the live map below to locate Mile 1 and navigate southward. Click on "See Larger Map."

A view from the trail to a Woodcroft neighborhood, 11/22/10. Cherry tree, on a front yard, 2/15/19

Miles 0 - 1.75,  2/3/20

Chipping Sparrow Another Chipping Sparrow Downy Woodpecker Male Eastern Bluebird Henbit

Male House Sparrow Male House Sparrows Persian Speedwell Purple Dead-nettle Song Sparrow

Song Sparrow Tree flowers and buds      

Miles 0-2 1/12/20

Blue Jay Another Blue Jay Common Chickweed Persian Speedwell

Persian Speedwells Red-shouldered Hawk American Robin Song Sparrow Same Song Sparrow

Upland Chorus Frog, with apparent leg injury, rescued from trail. Same Upland Chorus Frog Same Upland Chorus Frog    

Miles 6-4 Durham, NC  2/15/19

Male Eastern Towhee w/ berry Same male Eastern Towhee w/ pine cone part Persian Speedwells Callery Pear (maybe Bradford cultivar, but growing wild)

Miles 6-4  8/8/14

Passionflower Partridge Pea Bee on St. Andrew's Cross Seedbox Mushroom

Miles 6-4 8/7/14

Rove beetle Feather      

Miles 6-4 11/5/11

Flower fly (Spilomyia longicornis) Red Maple Maple leaf    

Miles 6-4 11/22/10

Jumping plant louse (Psyllidae family, Psylloidea superfamily, Sternorrhyncha suborder, Hemiptera order) Same jumping plant louse, about to fly.  It was about 2 mm long. Wildflower  


Miles 4-6  6/24/10

Late-instar leaffooted bug nymph Queen Anne's Lace buds Female Asian Multi-colored Ladybug Beetle Flatid planthoppers Common Wild Quinine (Parthenium integrifolium)

Miles 4-6  6/21/10

Bess Beetle Sourwood (Oxydendrum arboreum) Scuppernong grapes      


Ground sac spider (Castaneira longipalpa) Part of a "rainbow" around the sun      

Miles 0-2 9/11/09

Cornflower (Centaurea cyanus) Paraguayan Purslane (Portulaca amilis) Blue Mistflower (Conoclinium coelestinum) Asian Dayflower Kudzu


Horse fly Leaffooted Bug Red Morning Glory (Ipomoea coccinea)    

Miles 0-2 8/25/09

Paraguayan Purslane (Portulaca oleracea).  Kudzu flowers (and lots of buds) Kudzu flowers Kudzu flowers and buds on the ground Blooming kudzu plants


Monarch Female Sachem Crossline Skipper Silver-spotted Skipper  


Morning glory with caterpillar Ragweed flowers Pokeweed Muscadine Grapes Bitter Sneezeweed

Miles 4-6 4/13/09

March fly Blister beetle (Lytta aenea) March fly Sassafras flowers American Wisteria

Miles 4-6 2/26/09

Golden Net-winged Beetle (Dictyopterus aurora), Mile 5    

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Live Map of the beginning of the American Tobacco Trail

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