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January 2020

Durham, NC  1/30/20

Pennsylvania Bittercress Purple Dead-nettle      

Durham, NC 1/29/20

Red-shouldered Hawk Same Red-shouldered Hawk Same Red-shouldered Hawk Ruby-crowned Kinglet Same Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Rhopalid bug? Stink bug (Menecletes insertus)      

Myakka River State Park, Sarasota County, FL 1/23/20

Black-necked Stilt Black-necked Stilt, White Ibis, and Limpkin Black-necked Stilts Black Vulture Blue-winged Teal flock

Male Boat-tailed Grackle Least Sandpiper Limpkin Same Limpkin Limpkins fighting over shellfish prey

Limpkin with prey (not a snail!) Little Blue Heron Roseate Spoonbill Another Roseate Spoonbill A third Roseate Spoonbill preening

Same Roseate Spoonbill dipping Same Roseate Spoonbill Same Roseate Spoonbill Stilt Sandpiper Stilt Sandpiper

Tricolor Heron in flight White Ibis landing White Ibis White Ibises Juvie and adult White Ibises

White Peacock        

Sarasota, FL 1/23/20

Leavenworth's Tickseed (Coreopsis leavenworthii) Firecracker Plant (Russelia equisetiformis) Wildflower Malaysian False Pimpernel (Lindernia crustacea) Shrimp Plant (Justicia brandegreeana)

Country Mallow (Sida Cordifolia) Hyacinth Bean 'alba' (Lablab purpureus) Hyacinth Bean 'Alba' (Lablab purpureus)      

Sarasota, FL 1/22/20

Banyan tree taking over Cabbage Palm Swamp Lily (Crinum americanum) Wildflower Plane Another plane

Another plane Chandelier Plant fruits    

Sarasota Jungle Gardens, 1/22/20

American Crocodile Common Gallinule Crocodilians (from Borneo) Same crocodilians Flamingo

Frilled Lizard Green Basilisk Lizard Koi More Koi Lemur

Lemurs Peacock Python Swan  

Tortoise White Ibis with the flamingos White Ibis with the Koi Juvie White Ibis with the flamingos Same juvie White Ibis

Ringling Art Museum Grounds, Sarasota, FL 1/22/20

Anhinga Part of a Banyan Tree Blue Jay Carolina Anole Pink Wood-Sorrel

Statue trapped in Banyan Tree

Ringling Art Museum Grounds, Sarasota, FL 1/21/20

Cassius Blue Florida Softshell Turtle Hooded Merganser Pink Trumpet Tree (Handroanthus impetiginosus) branch Another Pink Trumpet Tree (Handroanthus impetiginosus)        

Statue being enveloped by a Banyan Tree Tree of Gold (Tabebuia aurea) Ringling Art Museum banner Banyan Tree (Ficus benghalensis) fruits  

Sarasota, FL 1/21/20

Chandelier Plant (Kalanchoe delagoensis) Same Chandelier Plant (Kalanchoe delagoensis) Great Egret    

South Lido Park, Sarasota County, FL 1/20/20

Aster Elkhorn Coral Fish, prey for gulls    

Great Egret Herring Gull with fish prey Herring Gull Male Red-bellied Woodpecker Same male Red-bellied Woodpecker

Male Red-bellied Woodpecker Male Red-bellied Woodpecker Snowy Egret Snowy Egret Snowy Egret

Snowy Egret Another Snowy Egret with prey Vine fruit Vine fruits Vine fruits

Ringling Art Museum grounds, Sarasota, FL 1/20/20

Ca' d'Zan, seen through Sausage Tree peduncles Double-crested Cormorant Sausage Tree (Kigelia africana) flowers Sausage Tree (Kigelia africana) fruit Sarasota Bay, seen through Sausage Tree peduncles

Bengal Trumpet (Thunbergia grandiflora)        

Sarasota, FL 1/20/20

Large Flower Mexican Clover (Richardia brasiliensis) Little Blue Heron Morning glory Mourning Dove Scarlet Jungle Flame (Ixora coccinea)

Spiny Jewelbox Stickpea or Red Powder Puff Tree (Calliandra haematomma) Florida Tasselflower (Emilia fosbergii) Another Florida Tasselflower (Emilia fosbergii) Tiny wildflower

Wildflower Hairy Beggarticks (Bidens pilosa) Aster Berries Edsel

Edsel American Elm      

Durham, NC 1/15/20

Green lacewing larva carrying "trash" Male Red Maple flowers and buds Fly (fungus gnat?) Globular springtail Same globular springtail

Same globular springtail        

Durham, NC 1/14/20

Horsehair worm Another view of horsehair worm Rescued horsehair worm Seed bug Weevil

Same weevil White-breasted Nuthatch Same White-breasted Nuthatch Same White-breasted Nuthatch Same White-breasted Nuthatch

American Tobacco Trail (miles 0-2), Durham, NC 1/12/20

Blue Jay Another Blue Jay Common Chickweed Part of Duke University's Free Expression Wall Persian Speedwell

Persian Speedwells Red-shouldered Hawk American Robin Song Sparrow Same Song Sparrow

Upland Chorus Frog, with apparent leg injury, rescued from trail. Same Upland Chorus Frog Same Upland Chorus Frog    

Durham, NC 1/11/20

Asian Multi-colored Ladybug Beetle grooming? Tiny beetle Caterpillar Common Yellow Wood-sorrel Dwarf spider


Mycelium Jumping spider (Henzia mitrata)      

Durham, NC 1/10/20

White-breasted Nuthatch Same White-breasted Nuthatch Jumping spider Gall midge Same gall midge

Flower fly Flower fly Dusky ladybug beetle    

Durham, NC 1/9/20

Female Eastern Bluebird Gall midge American Goldfinch Eastern Phoebe Deserted wasp nest

Durham, NC 1/8/20

Green lacewing larva Jumping spider (Hentzia mitrata) Another jumping spider Running crab spider Wolf spider

Aphid Asian Multi-colored Ladybug Beetle Red Maple buds    

Durham, NC 1/6/20

Common Chickweed Male Red-bellied Woodpecker      

Durham, NC  1/5/20

Male Northern Cardinal Carolina Wren      

Durham, NC 1/4/20

Heptagonal Orb Weaver (Gea heptagon) Same Heptagonal Orb Weaver Horsehair worm (Nematomorpha phylum) Same horsehair worm  

Tube-tailed thrip (Phlaeothripidae family). Family ID thanks to Ken Wolgemuth. Jumping spider (Hentzia mitrata) Leafhopper Tiny mystery spider Another tiny mystery spider

Antmimic spider Chinch bug Small male spider Elongate springtail Another ghost spider


Ghost spider Globular springtail Another globular springtail    

Durham, NC 1/1/20

Asian Multi-colored Ladybug Beetle, with wings protruding Another Asian Multi-colored Ladybug Beetle Black Vultures Possibly a woolly aphid Caterpillar


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