Home Field and Swamp: Animals and Their Habitats

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November 2022

Durham, NC  11/28/22

Common Blue Violet (Viola sororia var. sororia) Fishing spider? Harvestman Running crab spider (Tmarus genus) Mystery spider

 
Same mystery spider Weevil (Lechriops oculatus) Weevil (Lechriops oculatus) Wolf spider  

Durham, NC  11/27/22

     
Female Eastern Bluebird Flooded land      

Durham, NC  11/23/22

Frost Aster (Symphyotricum pilosum) Bowl and Doily Spider Same Bowl and Doily Spider Same Bowl and Doily Spider Brown Stink Bug

Bushy Bluestem (Andropogon glomeratus) Male Northern Cardinal Carolina Geranium (Geranium carolinianus) Common Yellow Wood-sorrel (Oxalis stricta) Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis) Same Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis) Same Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)

Dwarf spider Female Eastern Bluebird Male Eastern Bluebird Male Eastern Bluebird Male Eastern Bluebird Hearts-a-bustin' (Euonymus americanus)

 
Frost Aster (Symphyotricum pilosum) seedheads Ladysthumb (Persicaria maculosa) Oaks getting started More new oaks putting down roots  

American Persimmon (Diospyros virginiana) Pine Warbler Same Pine Warbler Plane Running crab spider

Southwestern Airlines airliner Spanish Needles (Bidens bipinnata) seedheads, partially opened Spanish Needles (Bidens bipinnata) seedheads, mostly fully opened Spanish Needles (Bidens bipinnata) seedheads, partially opened Dwarf spider

Tufted Titmouse Cribellate orbweaver (Hyptiotes cavatus) Parasitoid wasp Wolf spider Jumping spider (Hentzia palmarum)

Basin Trail, Fort Fisher State Recreation Area, New Hanover County, NC  11/16/22

Beach Pennywort (Hydrocotyle bonariensis) Wandering Glider Gret Egret Goldenrod View of the marsh from the boardwalk

Clams and mussels Osprey aircaft in airplane mode Small plane Sea Myrtle (Baccharis halimifolia) New York Aster (Symphyotrichum novi-belgii).  ID thanks to Harry LeGrand.

Battle Acre, Fort Fisher State Recreation Area, New Hanover County, NC  11/16/22

Atlantic Ocean Common Buckeye Firewheel (Gaillardia pulchella) Another Firewheel (Gaillardia pulchella) Another Firewheel (Gaillardia pulchella)

   
Gulf Fritillary Gulf Fritillary on Monarch Yaupon Holly (Ilex vomitoria)    

Carolina Beach, near the lake, New Hanover County, NC  11/16/22

   
Snowy Egret Male Eastern Bluebird Rose of Plymouth (Sabatia stellaris)    

Battery Buchanan, Fort Fisher State Recreation Area, New Hanover County, NC  11/16/22

Male Boat-tailed Grackle Palm Warbler Same Palm Warbker Another Palm Warbler Another Palm Warbler

     
Another Palm Warbler Perennial Saltmarsh Aster (Symphyotrichum tenuifolium)      

Stanley Rehder Carnivorous Plant Garden, Wilmington, New Hanover County, NC  11/15/22

Largeflower Tickseed (Coreopsis grandiflora) with tiny inchworm Hooded Pitcher Plants (Sarracenia minor) leaves Meadow beauty seedheads Orange Milkwort (Polygala lutea) Orange Milkwort (Polygala lutea)

Orange Milkworts (Polygala lutea) Purple Pitcher Plant (Sarracenia purpurea) flower Yellow Pitcher Plant (Sarracenia flava) flower Purple Pitcher Plant (Sarracenia purpurea) leaves Another Purple Pitcher Plant (Sarracenia purpurea) leaves

Dwarf Sundew (Drosera brevifolia) Venus Fly Trap (Dionaea muscipula) Venus Fly Trap (Dionaea muscipula) Venus Fly Trap (Dionaea muscipula) White Pitcher Plant (Sarracenia leucophylla) leaves

   
Yellow Pitcher Plant (Sarracenia flava) flower Yellow Pitcher Plant (Sarracenia flava) bud, partially eaten Yellow Pitcher Plant (Sarracenia flava) leaf    

Carolina Beach State Park, New Hanover County, NC  11/14/22

Carolina Silkgrass ( Pityopsis aspera  var. adenolepis) seedhead Carolina Silkgrass ( Pityopsis aspera  var. adenolepis) Carolina Silkgrass ( Pityopsis aspera  var. adenolepis) Carolina Silkgrass ( Pityopsis aspera  var. adenolepis) Carolina Silkgrass ( Pityopsis aspera  var. adenolepis), faded

Carolina Silkgrass ( Pityopsis aspera  var. adenolepis) Sandhill Chaffhead (Carphephorus bellidifolius) Sandhill Chaffhead (Carphephorus bellidifolius) Farkleberry (Vaccinium arboreum) Farkleberry (Vaccinium arboreum)

     
Pond Mystery wildflower, very tiny      

Carolina Beach Lake (Carolina Beach), New Hanover County, NC  11/13/22

Bitter Sneezeweed (Helenium amarum) Fleabane Lanceleaf Frogfruit (Phyla lanceolata) Goldenrod Goldenrod

Killdeer Killdeers Rapid raptor Sabal palm fruits Sea Myrtle (Baccharis halimifolia)

Mystery wildflowers (faded) White Ibis in drainage canal Same White Ibis in drainage canal Part of a large group of White Ibises by the lake Same group of White Ibises

Same group of White Ibises Same group of White Ibises Original White Ibis in drainage canal White Ibises by the lake Beach Pennyworts (Hydrocotyle bonariensis) in a special section protected from mowing

       
Wild Poinsettia or Fine-on-the-Mountain (Euphorbia heterophylla)        

Jordan Lake Dam, Chatham County, NC  11/8/22

Common Buckeyes Common Buckeye Common Buckeye Cooling tower of the Shearon Harris Nuclear Plant in New Hill Dwarf Dandelion

Flower fly (Syrphus rectus) Frontier Airlines airliner Haw River Jordan Lake, seen from the top of the dam Jordan Lake, seen from the top of the dam

Jordan Lake, seen from the top of the dam Pearl Crescent Another Pearl Crescent, on New England Asters in the Visitor Center garden Interacting Pearl Crescents, on New England Asters in the Visitor Center garden Redstars (Ipomoea coccinea)

   
Redstars (Ipomoea coccinea) Bitter Sneezeweed (Helenium amarum) Thread-waisted wasp on Bitter Sneezeweed (Helenium amarum)    

Durham, NC  11/7/22

Bearded Beggarticks (Bidens aristosa) Male Northern Cardinal Carolina Wren A small section of a lichen-covered log American Persimmon (Diospyros virginiana)

       
White-throated Sparrow        

Durham, NC  11/6/22

Male Eastern Bluebird Assassin bug (Zelus luridus) Assassin bug (Zelus luridus) Brown lacewing (Micromus genus) Carolina Anole

Durham, NC  11/4/22

Brown lacewing larva with aphid prey Female Downy Woodpecker pecking a hole to create a nest Green lacewing Anomalous Japanese Spindle Tree fruits Jumping spider (Hentzia palmarum)

Jumping spider (Hentzia palmarum) Pearl Crescent Same Pearl Crescent Parasitoid wasp Whirligig mite

       
Woolly Aphid        

Durham, NC  11/1/22

 
Male Eastern Bluebird Male Eastern Bluebird Globular springtail (Bourletiella arvalis), and what might be a tardigrade Same globular springtail (Bourletiella arvalis),  

 

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