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March 2016

Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham, NC 3/31/16

Ashy Clubtail Large Bee Fly on Spring Beauty Winter leaves of a Crane Fly Orchid Cutleaf Toothwort Downy Yellow Violet


Dutchman's Breeches Early Saxifrage Male Eastern Tailed-Blue Another Eastern Tailed-Blue Green-and-gold


Juvenal's Duskywing Carolina Spring Beauty Wild Strawberry Dutchman's Breeches  

North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, NC 3/30/16

Carolina Anole Male Northern Cardinal Little Sweet Betsy Trillium Mating Common Water Striders Mosquito pupae and unknown object


Heartleaf Foamflower Gemmed Satyr Dwarf Violet Iris (Iris verna) Aquatic beetle  

Durham, NC 3/30/16

Zebra Swallowtail Common Baskettail Another Common Baskettail Common Whitetail Chipping Sparrow

Durham, NC 3/29/16

Canada Geese Carolina Wren Same Carolina Wren Same Carolina Wren singing Cuckoo bee


Female nonbreeding American Goldfinch Great Purple Hairstreak Green Six-spotted Tiger Beetle Spring Beauty Eastern Gray Squirrel


Tachinid fly Fowler's Toad tadpoles, close-up Just some of the many Fowler's Toad tadpoles surprised by rapid rainwater drainage Puddling Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Several Eastern Tiger Swallowtails puddling

Durham, NC 3/28/15

Carolina Wren Hangingfly Mayfly Northern Water Snake Eastern Tiger Swallowtail


Same Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Tree Stink Bug Very young Yellowbelly Slider, found on cemented area    

North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, Wake County, NC 3/26/16

First-year Common Merganser Mourning Dove      

Prairie Ridge Ecostation, Raleigh, Wake County, NC 3/26/16

Male Eastern Bluebird Male House Finch Male Red-winged Blackbird Another male Red-winged Blackbird Male Eastern Bluebird

Durham, NC 3/25/16

Firefly beetle (Photinus genus) Jumping spider (Hentzia mitrata) Jumping spider (Eris militaris) Inchworm Crab spider (Synema parvulus)


Beetle with damaged wing        

Durham, NC 3/24/16

American Lady Apple Maggot Fly Small beetle Bug nymph Cabbage White


Crab spider Hawk in flight Leatherwing beetle (firefly mimic) Saucer Magnolia Small scarab beetle

Durham, NC 3/23/16

Jumping spider (Habronattus decorus) Green Six-spotted Tiger Beetle Bowl-and-doily Spider Sassafras (Sassafras albidum)  


Sycamore seed Mystery fly      

Duke University East Campus, Durham, NC 3/23/16

Karl with Johnny Appleseed Tufted Titmouse Redbud View across Buchanan St.  

Durham, NC 3/22/16

Blueberry flowers Question Mark Same Question Mark    

Durham, NC 3/21/16

American Lady Damselfly with prey Leatherwing beetle Mutant pansies Spring Beauties


Common Blue Violets and Confederate Violets Wasp      

Durham, NC 3/19/16

Carolina Wren Song Sparrow Same Song Sparrow    

Durham, NC 3/18/16

Bumble Flower Beetle taking off Bumble Flower Beetle trying to burrow Spring Beauty Green Six-spotted Tiger Beetle Jumping spider (Habronattus decorus)


Tiny caterpillar Tiny orb weaver (Cyclosa turbinata)      

Duke Gardens, Durham, NC 3/17/16

Male Wood Duck Lesser Scaup Hooded Merganser pair Mystery duck  


Male Eastern Towhee Female Northern Cardinal Song Sparrow Mourning Dove Same Mourning Dove


Cabbage White Plum flowers Yellowbelly Sliders    

Durham, NC 3/16/16

Tiny beetle, parasitized by mites Bug nymph Bumblebee on leaf (maybe there's a flower there) Catkin of the Hophornbeam Another view of the same catkin


Common Yellow Wood-sorrel Stink bug (Menecles insertus) Pygmy grasshopper    

Durham, NC 3/15/16

Dark Fishing Spider or wolf spider Eastern Mud Turtle Confederate Violet Another Confederate Violet Yet another Confederate Violet

Durham, NC 3/14/16

Female Northern Cardinal Green Six-spotted Tiger Beetle Kuwana's Ladybug Beetle (Chilocorus  kuwanae) Asian Multi-colored Ladybug Beetle Tiny beetle


Common Blue Violet Field Pansy Ground Ivy Dark Fishing Spider Common Grackle


Jumping spider (female Hentzia palmarum) Paraphidippus aurantius Mystery spider Carpenter Bee  

Durham, NC 3/13/16

Male Mallards Globular springtails Sugar Maple flowers Winter crane fly  

North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, NC 3/12/16

Male Eastern Towhee Brown Thrasher Atamasco Lily Crane Fly Orchid Winter Leaf Cabbage White (dorsal view)


White-throated Sparrow Snapping turtle (head) Mining bee Mining bee on a Spring Beauty Leaf


Early Saxifrage Male Eastern Bluebird Female Eastern Bluebird Mining bee (Andrena genus) starting to dig a nest Mining bee near nest

Durham, NC 3/12/16

Female Eastern Bluebird visiting nest Male Eastern Bluebird visiting the same nest Female Red-winged Blackbird A close-up of the male Eastern Bluebird near the opening where their nest was.  

Durham, NC 3/11/16

Dark-eyed Junco Brown-headed Nuthatch Same Brown-headed Nuthatch Jumping spider (female Hentzia palmarum) Wolf spider


Eastern Gray Squirrel Northern Brownsnake      

Durham, NC 3/10/16

Eastern Gray Squirrel Tufted Titmouse Persian Speedwell Field Pansy Blue Jay


Male Northern Cardinal Clubionid spider Another clubionid spider    

Durham, NC 3/9/16

Female Red-winged Blackbird Jumping spider (Admestina genus) Same jumping spider Long-jawed orb weaver  

North Carolina Zoo, Asheboro, NC, 3/8/16

Northern Cardinal, a visitor Common Grackle, a visitor Female African Pygmy Goose Male African Pygmy Goose Bison


Chilean Flamingo Cougar Mystery African Duck Giraffe Gorilla


Young gorilla Lion Lionesses Masked Lapwing Peregrine Falcon


Red River Hog Scarlet Ibis Zebras River Otter  

Durham, NC 3/7/16

Jumping spider (male Hentzia palmarum) Jumping spider (female Hentzia palmarum) Mystery spider Lightning bug beetle (Photinus genus)  

Durham, NC 3/6/16

Male Northern Cardinal Male Mallard, Durham, NC, 3/6/16 Singing Song Sparrow Common Water Strider Probably a Song Sparrow


White-throated Sparrow on Wisteria Same White-throated Sparrow apparently eating a Forsythia flower      

Durham, NC 3/5/16

Black Vulture White-throated Sparrow Another White-throated Sparrow Common Blue Violet Feathers (down)


Trout Lily Japanese Mazus      

Durham, NC 3/4/16

Eastern Phoebe        

Durham, NC 3/2/16

Common Grackle        

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC 3/1/16

White-breasted Nuthatch Sharp-shinned Hawk Northern Mockingbird Same Northern Mockingbird Eastern Towhee


Mystery flowers Hellebore      

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