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April 2021

Durham, NC  4/11/21

Bigseed Forget-me-not Bigseed Forget-me-not Early Buttercup Juvie female Northern Cardinal Same juvie female Northern Cardinal


Male Eastern Bluebird Field Madder More Field Madder American Goldfinch Grass

Green Ash Planthopper nymph, with mite Eastern Gray Squirrels doing courtship routine Sticky-willy Another Sticky-willy

Tachinid fly Warty Spurge Mystery wildflower Another mystery wildflower  

Durham, NC  4/10/21

Asian Multi-colored Ladybug Beetle Beaked Cornsalad Another Beaked Cornsalad Beetle  

American Bladdernut (Staphylea trifolia) American Bladdernut (Staphylea trifolia) American Bladdernut (Staphylea trifolia) Female Northern Cardinal Male Northern Cardinal

Male Northern Cardinal Male Northern Cardinal Northern Cardinal pair Fowler's Toad Mystery grass

House Finch pair Inchworm Jumping spider Mock Strawberry  

Orb weaver Male Red-winged Blackbird Female Red-winged Blackbird Same Female Red-winged Blackbird Male Red-winged Blackbird

River Birch male catkins Female River Birch catkin Male and female River Birch catkins Male River Birch catkins Orb weaver

Turkey Vulture Possumhaw Viburnum Warty Spurge Same Warty Spurge  

Nature Trail, North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC  4/9/21

Bluets Common Blue Violets Green and Gold Jack-in-the-pulpit Another Jack-in-the-pulpit

Another Jack-in-the-pulpit Little Brown Jug flowers Another Little Brown Jug flower Several Little Brown Jug flowers Close-up of one Little Brown Jug flower

Little Sweet Betsy Another Little Sweet Betsy Mayapple with a flower bud Moth Orchard Spider

Painted Buckeye/Red Buckeye hybrid Painted Buckeye/Red Buckeye hybrid Painted Buckeye Phlox Another Phlox

Red-bellied Woodpecker Rhododendron Round-lobed Hepatica Star Chickweed Sweetshrub

Tufted Titmouse Tufted Titmouse Warty Spurge    

North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC  4/9/21

Bladdernut May beetle in pond Blueberry flowers Buckbean Dog-hobble

Heartleaf foamflower Hoary Puccoon Heartleaf foamflowers and Eastern Indian Paintbrush Jacob's Ladder Silver-spotted Skipper

Eastern Termite Same Eastern Termite Another Eastern Termite White-throated Sparrow The same White-throated Sparrow

Wild Geranium Mystery tree flowers Mystery flowers Witch Alder Red Buckeye

Durham, NC  4/8/21

Mystery aster Our azalea Cherry Laurel Common Bluebell Common Yellow Wood-sorrel

Confederate Violet Flowering Dogwood Early Saxifrage Meadow Hawkweed Hearts-a-bustin' buds

Ivyleaf Speedwell Japanese Cherry  (Prunus serrulata) Another Japanese Cherry  (Prunus serrulata) River Birch male catkins Possumhaw Viburnum

Eno River State Park (Cole Mill Road access), Orange County unless specified otherwise, 4/7/21

Eastern Redbud, Durham County Azure Bluets Bobbitt's Hole Common Blue Violet Cutleaf Toothwort

Foam at Bobbitt's Hole Ground Ivy Pennsylvania Bittercress Purple Dead-nettle Painted Buckeye (Aesculus sylvatica)

Painted Buckeye (Aesculus sylvatica) Another Painted Buckeye (Aesculus sylvatica) Rue Anemone Another Rue Anemone Star Chickweed

Star Chickweed Yellow Buckeye Another Yellow Buckeye    

Durham, NC  4/6/21

American Hornbeam bracts and catkin American Lady caterpillar Aphids Male Northern Cardinal  

Same male Northern Cardinal Same male Northern Cardinal Carolina Chickadee Another Carolina Chickadee Common Chickweed

Corn Speedwell Flower fly (Toxomerus marginatus) Ground Ivy Hawkweed More Hawkweed

Henbit Yellow Jacket Japanese Mazus Strawberry Rootworm (Paria fragariae) Another leaf beetle

Mining bee Same mining bee Orb weaver Another orb weaver Sassafras flower

Durham, NC  4/5/21

Mining bee Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Same Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Common Vetch Japanese Rose

Male march fly (Dilophus genus) Picture-winged fly (Chaetopsis genus) Sticky-willy Weevil (Lixus concavus) Winged-elm seedpods

Yellow Buckeye        

Durham, NC  4/4/21

American Lady Same American Lady Same American Lady Asian Multi-colored Ladybug Beetle Blackjack Oak catkins

Blackjack Oak catkins Cryptocephalid beetle larva Pearl Crescent Red Maple samaras Spider missing a leg and wasp - a mystery!

Six-spotted Fishing Spider White-lined Burrowing Bug Yellow Poplar Weevil    

Durham, NC  4/3/21

Chinese Witchhazel Chipping Sparrow Dogwood blooms Early Saxifrage Green Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Mock Strawberry Eastern Redbud American Robin    

Durham, NC  4/1/21

American Elm seedpods American Hornbeam catkin Beetle Black Oak leaves and catkins  

Blueberry flower and buds Other blueberry flowers Common Chickweed Dovefoot Geranium Another Dovefoot Geranium, showing leaf

Hawkweed Hooked Buttercup Male Eastern Hophornbeam catkins Close-up of part of a male Eastern Hophornbeam catkin Jumping spider

Jumping spider Another jumping spider Leafhopper Male Rambur's Forktail  

Sassafras flowers Stickywilly Another Stickywilly Virginia Spring Beauty White Clover


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