Field and Swamp: Animals and Their Habitats

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American Tobacco Trail (Miles 1-6), 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 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


Rove beetle Feather      


Flower fly (Spilomyia longicornis) Red Maple Maple leaf    


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) Flossflower (Ageratum genus) 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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