Home Field and Swamp: Animals and Their Habitats


    Archived by-Date Pages

October 2018

Weymouth Woods-Sandhills Nature Preserve, Southern Pines, Moore County, NC  10/24/18

American Bird Grasshopper Autumn Meadowhawk Male Fiery Skipper Hermit Thrush Sandhill Chaffhead (Carphephorus bellidifolius)


Whirligig beetle in action Unripe Sparkleberries or Farkleberries (Vaccinium arboreum) Ripe Sparkleberries or Farkleberries (Vaccinium arboreum) Mystery wildflowers  

Southern Pines, Moore County, NC  10/24/18

Red Star (Ipomoea coccinea) Eastern Gray Squirrel eating a pine cone

Same squirrel


Durham, NC  10/23/18

Female Eastern Bluebird, preening Same female Eastern Bluebird, preening Another female Eastern Bluebird Same female Eastern Bluebird Same female Eastern Bluebird

Boone, Watauga County, NC  10/17/18

Part of the side of a mountain Part of a cloud made of ice crystals, illustrating its prismatic effects Same cloud Same cloud  

Linn Cove Viaduct Visitor Center, Caldwell County, NC  10/15/18

Mystery Seeds Stink bug Mystery wildflowers Tiny aster Bottle Gentian (Gentiana andrewsii) flowers, which never open and resemble buds. 


Dark-winged fungus gnats mating Flies mating Same mating flies    

Boone, Watauga County, NC  10/15/18

In town and parts beyond Double-crested Cormorant House on a distant mountain Lavender Song Sparrow


White Heath Aster, maybe Common Buckeye Chicory (Cichorium intybus) Golden Tickseed (Coreopsis tinctoria), planted on greenway Blowflies on goldenrod (Solidago genus)


Blowflies on goldenrod (Solidago genus) Horse Climbing Nightshade (Solanum dulcamara) Virgin's Bower seedheads  

Durham, NC 10/12/18

Antmimic jumping spider (Synemosyna formica) Same antmimic jumping spider Antmimic jumping spider running over a mite. Aphid Crablike Spined Orb Weaver


Green Lynx Spider Jumping spider (Hentzia genus) Jumping spider (male Hentzia palmarum) Jumping spider (Pellegrina proterva) Two jumping spiders (male Pellegrina proterva and female Hentzia palmarum) engaged in a brief encounter


Mite and approaching antmimic jumping spider Mite      


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