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February 2019

Durham, NC  2/28/19

Female Eastern Bluebird Henbit White Clover    

Fort Myers, Lee County, FL 2/24/19

Barred Yellow Teneral Blue Dasher Broadleaf Arrowhead Daisy Fleabane Eurasian Collared Dove

Lanceleaf Fogfruit Female grackle Male grackle Another male grackle Great Egret

Paper wasp Northern Mockingbird Palm Warbler Southwest Airline aircraft Mystery wildflower

Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Sanibel, Lee County, NC  2/23/19

Mangrove Buckeye Osprey Plover Reddish Egret Same Reddish Egret

Same Reddish Egret Same Reddish Egret Same Reddish Egret Same Reddish Egret Same Reddish Egret

Same Reddish Egret Same Reddish Egret Snowy Egret Same Snowy Egret Tree

Tricolored Heron Wasp about to enter nest. ID thanks to Ken Wolgemuth. Another wasp struggling against leaf to get into nest White Ibis flying Same White Ibis landing

Same White Ibis Maybe a Willet White Ibis White Ibis Another White Ibis landing

White Ibises American White Pelicans Pink Purslane (Portulaca pilosa) Willet  

Fort Myers, Lee County, FL  2/22/19

Bagworm Florida Tasselflower (Emilia fosbergii) Another bagworm Jet Blue aircraft Largeflower Mexican Clover (Richardia grandiflora)

Male Rambur's Forktail Red-bellied Woodpecker (Live) snail Southwest Airlines aircraft  

Causeway Islands Park, Lee County, FL  2/22/19

Coconut palm Crow Great Blue Heron Same Great Blue Heron Snowy Egret

Beach Sunflowers (Helianthus debilis)        

Shipley Trail at Bailey Homestead, Fort Myers, Lee County, FL  2/22/19

Alligator Anhinga Brown Anole (Anolis sagrei) Another Brown Anole Dayflower

Common Gallinule Gray Catbird Same Gray Catbird Impatiens Ladybug beetle pupa

Monarch Juvie Little Blue Heron Adult Little Blue Heron Mallards  

Orchard Spider Peppergrass Red-bellied Woodpecker Salt Marsh Fleabane Tricolored Heron

Tricolored Heron Another Tricolored Heron Turkey Vulture Wildflower Wood Stork with Brown Pelicans and Double-crested Cormorants

Wood Stork landing Same Wood Stork Butterfly Weed    

Lovers Key, Lee County, FL  2/21/19

Cuban Anole Another Cuban Anole Wildflower Another of the same species  

Fort Myers, Lee County, FL  2/21/19

Spotted Oleander Caterpillar Moth (Macroptilium lathyroides) Same Spotted Oleander Caterpillar Moth (Macroptilium lathyroides) Same Spotted Oleander Caterpillar Moth (Macroptilium lathyroides) Same Spotted Oleander Caterpillar Moth (Macroptilium lathyroides) Swamp Thistle (Cirsium muticum)

Wild Bush Bean (Macroptilium lathyroides) Black Willow (Salix nigra), gone to seed Ageratum genus Leavenworth's Tickseed (Coreopsis leavenworthii) Barred Yellow

Bird-of-Paradise (cultivated) Great Egret (near pond) Mystery lights (not at airport) Salt Marsh Fleabane (at pond) Snails, moving and putting traces in the sand in shallow water

Bowditch Point Park, Fort Myers Beach, Lee County, FL  2/21/19

Leavenworth's Tickseed (Coreopsis leavenworthii) Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Brown Pelican Another Brown Pelican Breeding Brown Pelican

Same breeding Brown Pelican Eurasian Collared Dove Breeding Great Egret Horseshoe Crab, found in this position Northern Mockingbird


Palm Warbler Ring-billed Gull Royal Tern Various forms of life on part of the beach

White Ibis Wildflower seen at the beach Largeflower Mexican Clover (Richardia grandiflora).  These kinds of wildflowers were abundant everywhere in this area, not just at the beach Seen in a garden  

Bowditch Point Park, Fort Myers Beach, Lee County, FL  2/20/19

Breeding Snowy Egret: note the deep orange lores. Nonbreeding Snowy Egret, which has apparently picked up some seaweed. Same nonbreeding Snowy Egret White Beggarticks (Bidens alba) Wild poinsettia (Euphorbia cyathosphora)


Wildflower Brown Pelican Firewheel Other Firewheels Cowpea flower, maybe Vigna luteola

Durham, NC  2/18/19

American Crow Wild blueberry bush, showing old and new leaves Singing Carolina Wren Possibly a new Purple Deadnettle Red Maple seeds


Red Maple seeds        

Durham, NC  2/15/19

Common Blue Violet Possibly new Purple Deadnettle Female Red Maple flowers, just coming out Sawfly Same sawfly


Wild blueberries do it differently: they lose some of their leaves and replace those with new ones in the spring. Male Red Maple flowers      

American Tobacco Trail (Miles 4-6+), 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) Cherry tree, on a front yard

Durham, NC  2/14/19

Azure Bluets Charlock Mustard (Sinapis arvensis) Common Vetch Mystery plants and a Purple Deadnettle  

Durham, NC  2/13/19

Bluets Carolina Wren Same Carolina Wren Leaffooted bug Winter Wren

Durham, NC  2/7/19

Springtails Two globular springtails Four globular springtails A globular springtail  


Globular springtails More globular springtails Jumping spider Mallards  


Male midge Female Red-winged Blackbird White-throated Sparrow    

Durham, NC  2/6/19

Buttercup Ghost spider (Hibana genus, Anyphaenidae family).  ID thanks to Laura P. Pennsylvania Bittercress Persian Speedwells Plant, one of several found only in a small area somewhat near a swamp


Tiny wasp Wolf spider (Gladicosa gulosa).  ID thanks to Laura P. Comb-footed spider (Yunohamella lyrica). ID thanks to Chad Heins, confirmed by Laura P.    

Southern Pines, Moore County, NC  2/5/19

Male Northern Cardinal Common Dandelion Henbit Other Henbits Northern Mockingbird


White-throated Sparrow Yellow-rumped Warbler      

Durham, NC  2/4/19

Red-shouldered Hawk Same hawk American Robin Buttercup Great Blue Heron


Smae Great Blue Heron Same Great Bluel Heron Persian Speedwell Purple Dead-nettle  

Durham, NC  2/2/19

Carolina Chickadee Another Carolina Chickadee Dark-eyed Junco Female Downy Woodpecker Same female Downy Woodpecker


Same female Downy Woodpecker Same female Downy Woodpecker Male Downy Woodpecker Female Downy Woodpecker Mourning Dove


Pine Warbler Song Sparrow Tufted Titmouse Another Tufted Titmouse White-breasted Nuthatch


Yellow-rumped Warbler Blue Jay Female Northern Cardinal Male Northern Cardinal  


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