Home Field and Swamp: Animals and Their Habitats

          

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March 2017

Durham, NC  3/31/17

   
Male Eastern Towhee Green Frog (Rana clamitans) Male Eastern Tailed-Blue    

North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, Orange County, NC  3/29/17

Hummingbird Clearwing Moth       Common Water Strider

 

Ruby-crowned Kinglet Wildflowers Large Bee Fly    

 

Blue-eyed Grass Bowl-and-doily Spider Same Bowl-and-Doily Spider Heartleaf Foamflower Blooming Mayapple

 

     
Apple blossoms and buds Long view of part of apple tree arranged via espalier      

Durham, NC  3/29/17

Male Eastern Tailed-Blue Flower fly (Toxomerus genus) Juvenal's Duskywing Caterpillar Hunter beetle (Calosoma scrutata) Jumping spider (Hentzia palmarum) with prey

 

 
Meadow Hawkweed (Hieracium caespitosum) Wolf spider Scarab beetle (Hoplia trivia) Same scarab beetle  

Durham, NC  3/28/17

 
Barklouse Beetle larva, maybe Ladybug beetle (Chilocorus genus) Spring beauty, with tiny fly  

Durham, NC  3/27/17

Large jumping spider (male Pelegrina proterva) Small jumping spider (Hentzia palmarum) Globular springtail Green Six-spotted Tiger Beetle Ground beetle

 

Rusty Blackbird Northern Cardinal Chipping Sparrow Common Vetch Mouseear Chickweed

 

       
One of two Green June Beetles that had been partially eaten, though this one was still alive        

Durham, NC  3/26/17

     
Long-jawed orb weaver Jumping spider      

Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area, Orange County, NC  3/25/17

Small scarab beetle (Hoplia trivia) Another Hoplia trivia, playing dead after capture Same Hoplia trivia, which flew away when I tossed it. One bunch of daffodils Another bunch of daffodils

 

Teneral Blue Corporal Another teneral Blue Corporal Juvenal's Duskywing Rock Another rock

 

       
Another rock        

Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, NC  3/24/17

Cabbage White on mustard flower Same Cabbage White Male Northern Cardinal Clock Female Eastern Bluebird

 

 
Fruits on a bush American Robin Street scene White-throated Sparrow  

Durham, NC  3/23/17

   
Ruby-crowned Kinglet Same Ruby-crowned Kinglet Male House Finch    

North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, NC  3/22/17

Black Swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes) Mosquito larva Mysterious plant, apparently untouched by the controlled burn on March 1. Its appearance hasn't changed in weeks. Savannah Sparrow Tufted Titmouse

 

Part of a water measurer (genus Hydrometra), a kind of water strider Common Water Strider and mosquito larvae Another Water Strider Mating Common Water Striders Mating Common Water Striders fallen on their sides

 

     
Common Water Striders Wildflowers      

Jordan Lake, Chatham County, NC  3/20/17

Yellow-rumped Warbler Eastern Phoebe Female midge Another female midge Male midge

 

Seven-spotted Ladybug Beetle Springtail Fly Water boatman nymph under bubbles Four water boatman nymphs

 

   
Water boatman nymph Another water boatman nymph Another water boatman nymph (best one!)    

Durham, NC  3/18/17

Carolina Chickadee Same Carolina Chickadee Same Carolina Chickadee Bug nymph Same Carolina Chickadee

 

Damselfly Flower fly Redbud American Robin Spring Beauty

 

 
Tufted Titmouse Tufted Titmouse Tufted Titmouse Common Water Striders  

Durham, NC  3/17/17

Male Northern Cardinal Pennsylvania Bittercress Catkin Female Eastern Bluebird Fly on predated vulture's wing

 

Male House Finch Kinglet Tadpoles and fish White-throated Sparrow Another White-throated Sparrow

Nature Trail, Carolina Beach State Park, New Hanover County, NC  3/8/17

Red-banded Hairstreak Red-banded Hairstreak Same Red-banded Hairstreak Green Anole Coastal Fetterbush

Carolina Lake, Carolina Beach, New Hanover County, NC  3/8/17

       
Male Mallard landing        

Carolina Beach, New Hanover County, NC  3/8/17

Willets Surfer in training Same surfer Same surfer later on Shrimp boat, moving fast

 

Osprey aircraft Jellyfish Brown Pelicans Adults Brown Pelican Juvie Brown Pelican

 

     
Small airplane Sunset      

Fort Fisher State Recreation Area, New Hanover County, NC  3/8/17

Green Anole Green Anole American Oystercatcher American Oystercatchers Question Mark

 

     
Snails on dried marsh bed Heron and egrets      

Carolina Beach, New Hanover County, NC  3/7/17

       
Wildfire in Brunswick County        

Fort Fisher Recreation Area, New Hanover County, NC  3/7/17

Route 421 beginning American Lady Brown Pelican Caterpillar Great Egrets

 

Feather, maybe of an American Oystercatcher Firewheel Harlequin Ducks and Bufflehead Ring-billed Full Shore

 

Savannah Sparrow Maybe the same Savannah Sparrow Another Savannah Sparrow Brunswick County wildfire smoke Perhaps same wildlife, seen from across the Cape Fear River

Carolina Lake, Carolina Beach, New Hanover County, NC  3/7/17

Double-crested Cormorant Male Boat-tailed Grackle Same male Boat-tailed Grackle Male House Sparrow Peking Ducks

Carolina Beach State Park, New Hanover County, NC  3/7/17

     
Henry's Elfin Cape Fear River      

Carolina Beach State Park, New Hanover County, NC  3/6/17

Brown-headed Nuthatch Same Brown-headed Nuthatch Hermit Thrush Same Hermit Thrush

 

   
Hermit thrush Northern Mockingbird Plant with seed pods    

Fort Fisher Recreation Area, New Hanover County, NC  3/5/17

Yellow-rumped Warbler Turkey Vulture      

 

 
Northern Mockingbird American Oystercatcher Tiny click beetles  

Fort Fisher Recreation Area, New Hanover County, NC  3/6/17

Snowy Egret Savannah Sparrow      

 

Oysters Same oysters Forster's Tern Migrating Double-crested Cormorants, north along the Cape Fear River More migrating Double-crested Cormorants

 

 
Mounds of clay, deposited by the Cape Fear River More mounds of clay Bumblebee on blackberry flower Bumblebee  

Carolina Lake, Carolina Beach, New Hanover County, NC  3/6/17

   
White Ibis Peking Ducks Killdeer    

Carolina Beach, New Hanover County, NC  3/6/17

Seaweed Mural downtown that was destroyed the next day Laughing Gulls House Sparrow Kure Pier

 

         
Laughing Gulls          

Carolina Lake, Carolina Beach, New Hanover County, NC  3/5/17

Left for mysterious reasons Male Boat-tailed Grackle Same Boat-tailed Grackle bathing Female Boat-tailed Grackle Same female Boat-tailed Grackle

 

Female Boat-tailed Grackle Male Boat-tailed Grackle flying upward Male Boat-tailed Grackle hiding in tree Male Boat-tailed Grackle inserting his upper beak into a piece of junk A bigger picture of the same

 

Male Boat-tailed Grackle with small red object Killdeer Mallards Rosebush Sanderlings

 

       
Turtle        

Durham, NC  3/3/17

Female Eastern Bluebird Male Eastern Bluebird Mallard pair Red-shouldered Hawk Another Red-shouldered Hawk

 

       
White-breasted Nuthatch        

Durham, NC  3/2/17

   
Male Downy Woodpecker Same male Downy Woodpecker Female Eastern Bluebird    

North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, NC 3/1/17

Carolina Wren Same Carolina Wren, blinking Same Carolina Wren, exhaling? Bloodroot Coastal Fetterbush

 

Coastal Fetterbush More Coastal Fetterbush Mining bee Mining bee emerging from a nest Mining bee just emerged from a nest

 

Winter leaves of a Crane Orchid Redbud Same Redbud Rue Anemone Spicebush flowers

 

Spring beauty Trout Lily Tufted Titmouse Water Strider Yellow Fumewort

 

       
Little Sweet Betsy        

Durham, NC  3/1/17

 
Saucer Magnolia Same Saucer Magnolia Pink Magnolia My Japanese Rose  

 

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