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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Pepper Vine Ampelopsis 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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Foxtails and Bristlegrasses Genus Setaria

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May 22, 2020 08:28 AM HST

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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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May 22, 2020 08:42 AM HST

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Leavenworth's Tickseed Coreopsis leavenworthii

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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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False Dandelion 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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Madeira Winter 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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Grasses Family Poaceae

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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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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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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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Lanceleaf Frogfruit Phyla lanceolata

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Straggler Daisy Calyptocarpus vialis

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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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Paddy Lucerne Sida rhombifolia

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Red-banded Hairstreak Calycopis cecrops

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May 22, 2020 11:23 AM HST

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Bur-Marigold Bidens laevis

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Common Gallinule Gallinula galeata

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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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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 Plantain Genus Alisma

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May 22, 2020 08:46 AM HST

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Four-spotted Pennant Brachymesia gravida

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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 Agraulis 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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