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March 2018

Durham, NC  3/30/18

Jumping spider (female Hentzia palmarum) with wasp prey Field Pansy Probably a Spined Assassin Bug Common Blue Violet Common Vetch (with Common Dandelion in the background)


Eastern Bluebird Field Cricket Ground Ivy Jumping spider with wasp prey Mating march flies (Bibionidae family)


Male march fly Mock Strawberry Persian Speedwell Purple Deadnettle Ruby-crowned Kinglet


Same Ruby-crowned Kinglet Same Ruby-crowned Kinglet Same Ruby-crowned Kinglet Yellow-rumped Warbler, in breeding plumage Another Yellow-rumped Warbler


Another Yellow-rumped Warbler Long-jawed Orb Weaver Mouseear Chickweed    

North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, Orange County, NC  3/28/18

Blue Jay Little Sweet Betsy Milk Thistle Rue Anemone Water striders

Durham, NC  3/26/18

Male Downy Woodpecker Same Downy Woodpecker Henbit Red Maple seedheads Song Sparrow Same Song Sparrow


Same Song Sparrow The last Trout Lily in that field Yellow-rumped Warbler Same Yellow-rumped Warbler Lost cat, seen on Woodcroft trail Cat's ID tag; all I can read is "DURHAM NC."


Common Blue Violet Common Blue Violet (another natural variety)      

Durham, NC  3/24/18

Xyelid sawfly        

Durham, NC  3/23/18

Red-shouldered Hawk Male Northern Cardinal Convergent Ladybug Beetle    

Durham, NC  3/22/18

Tufted Titmouse Same Tufted Titmouse, with a seed Female Northern Cardinal, with nesting material Female Downy Woodpecker Field Pansy


Field Pansy Probably a Red-shouldered Hawk Hermit Thrush Rusy-crowned Kinglet Same Ruby-crowned Kinglet


Same Ruby-crowned Kinglet Same Ruby-crowned Kinglet Tufted Titmouse    

North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, Orange County, NC  3/16/18

Northern Flicker Eastern Phoebe Male Northern Cardinal Tufted Titmouse Flower


Northern Flicker Bloodroot Little Sweet Betsy Another Little Sweet Betsy A third Little Sweet Betsy

Durham, NC  3/15/18

Eastern Comma Juvie Red-shouldered Hawk Chipping Sparrow Common Blue Violet, whitish variation Another Common Blue Violet whitish variation


Common Blue Violet, white variation Field of Trout Lilies Trout Lilies up close More Trout Lilies Common Blue Violets: purple and white variations

Durham, NC  3/13/18

Globular springtail (Katianna genus).  ID thanks to Frans Janssen, who said it was a member of "a new undescribed species." Globular springtail (maybe Bourletiella arvalis) Two globular springtails Three globular springtails Large insect, maybe a drowned grasshopper


American Elm seed pod, with springtails.  These seed pods are normally about one cm long, showing that a typical springtail is about half of a mm long. Globular springtail      

Durham, NC  3/12/18

Eastern Gray Squirrel with pine cone Same squirrel      

Durham, NC  3/10/18

Globular springtail Another globular springtail Four springtails Three globular and one Poduromorpha springtail The Poduromorpha springtail up close


Globular springtail (maybe Bourletiella arvalis) Another globular springtail Two globular springtails and an apparent larval springtail    


Two globular springtails, with a Poduromorpha springtail which is feeding on something Two globular springtails interacting A general pile-up! Poduromorpha and globular springtails.  Yellow matter might be dead springtails. Two globular springtails

Durham, NC  3/9/18

Globular springtail Two globular springtails Several springtails One podura aquatica and one globular springtail  


Podura aquatica and globular springtails Two globular springtails and a poduramorpha springtail Globular springtail Globular springtail  

Durham, NC  3/9/18

Pearly cloud The first spring beauty of the year      

Durham, NC  3/5/18

Jumping spider Spider Same spider Wasp  

Durham, NC  3/4/18

Female Downy Woodpecker        

Durham, NC 3/3/18

American Elm (Ulmus americana) seed pods Carolina Chickadee Female Eastern Bluebird Feathers Henbit


(Female) Red Maple seed pods Yellow-rumped Warbler Yellow-rumped Warbler    


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