Home Field and Swamp: Animals and Their Habitats


    Archived by-Date Pages

April 2018

Larkspur, Marin County, CA  4/29/18

Juvie Black-crowned Night Heron Crow Same crow Black Phoebe Great Blue Heron with small fish prey


Monarch Maybe a juvie Royal Tern Same tern Western Sandpipers Bridge across bay

Larkspur, Marin County, CA  4/28/18

Monarch Bridge across bay Nasturtiums (Tropaeolum majus)    

Issaquah Way, Sausalito, Marin County, CA  4/28/18

Female House Finch Male House Finch Hydroplane Houseboat homes More houseboat homes

Corte Madera Ecological Reserve, Marin County, CA  4/27/18

Avocet Same Avocet Black-necked Stilt Black-necked Stilts Canada Goose goslings


Canada Goose goslings Song Sparrow      

Larkspur, Marin County, CA  4/27/18

Black-crowned Night Heron Maybe the same Black-crowned Night Heron, over marsh California Towhee Same California Towhee Another California Towhee


Common Raven Eurasian Collared Dove Great Blue Heron Male House Finch Same male House Finch


Killdeer Another Killdeer First Killdeer Northern Mockingbird? Mourning Dove


Mount Tamalpais Oakland Another view of Oakland Snowy Egret Common Starling


Bird Vetch (Vicia cracca), with some anomalous pink flowers Mystery wildflower      

Larkspur, Marin County, CA  4/26/18

Birdsfoot Trefoil (Lotus Corniculatus) Original Birdsfoot Trefoil photo Abandoned bridge Crow Flycatcher


Mt. Tamalpais Tern Same tern Purple Salsify (Tragopogon porrifolius)  

Larkspur, Marin County, CA  4/25/18

Snowy Egret stalking a fish Same Snowy Egret Song Sparrow Same Song Sparrow Western Bluebird


Western Grebe Western Grebes Canada Goose Bee on an Ice Plant (Carpobrotus edulis) flower  


Ladybug beetle larva with prey Male Mallard Cyclist taking a break    

Durham, NC  4/19/18

Common Baskettail (Epitheca genus) Same dragonfly Same dragonfly Same dragonfly Beetle


Cornsalad, with pachygronthid bug Jumping spider (male Pelegrina proterva) Leafhopper nymph (Coelidia olitoria), front view Same leafhopper nymph, side view Mite (less than a mm long)


Pine tree showing aftermath of flooding rains (over 4 inches) Two mystery spiders Tree flowers, fallen from tree Asian Multi-colored Ladybug Beetle Another Asian Multi-colored Ladybug Beetle

Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC  4/19/18

Stream Cruiser (Didymops transversa) Blue Corporal Another Blue Corporal Carolina Satyr Gemmed Satyr


Jack-in-the-pulpit, two blooms Another view of the same Jack-in-the-pulpit. Lyre-leaved Sage Violet Wood-Sorrel Question Mark


Red-banded Hairstreak Silver-spotted Skipper Silver-spotted Skipper    

Durham, NC  4/18/18

Male Brown-headed Cowbid Two male Brown-headed Cowbirds Carpenter bee Same carpenter bee Chipping Sparrow


Female or teneral Eastern Pondhawk Purple Martin in flight Four Purple Martins Male Purple Martin taking off and female Three Purple Martins


Tadpole with (brown) legs Water scavenger beetle sitting on a bubble Another water scavenger beetle Mystery eggs  

Durham, NC  4/17/18

Blue-gray gnatcatcher Same Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Chipping Sparrow Jumping spider (Hentzia palmarum) Juvenal's Duskywing


Juvenal's Duskywing Leafhopper Mantled Baskettail Pearl Crescent Shield-backed Katydid


Mystery spider with prey Tadpoles Wasp Yellow-rumped Warbler  

Durham, NC  4/14/18

St. Anthony's Turnip (Ranunculus bulbosus), a kind of buttercup Crab spider (Xysticus genus) Jumping spider (Hentzia palmarum) Jumping spider (male Pelegrina proterva) Leafhopper nymph


Mite Running crab spider Viburnum?    

Durham, NC  4/12/18

Bluets (Houstonia caerulia) Buttercup, really St. Anthony's Turnip (Ranunculus bulbosus) Carolina Chickadee Chipping Sparrow Confederate Violet (Viola sororia priceana)


Creeping/Yellow Wood-Sorrel (Oxalis corniculata) Male Eastern Bluebird Female Eastern Bluebird with prey Same bird Same bird


Female Eastern Bluebird with prey Hawkweed (Hieracium genus) Pearl Crescent Periwinkle Mystery plant


Yellow-rumped Warbler in breeding plumage        

Southern Pines near Pinehurst, Moore County, NC  4/6/18

Belted Kingfisher Green Heron Same Green Heron Blue Toadflax (Nuttallanthus-canadensis, though Linaria is also used as a genus name) Fallen wasps' nest

Weymouth Woods-Sandhills Nature Preserve, Moore County, NC  4/6/18

Atypical Mantled Baskettail?  Lynette Elliott photographed one like it at Fort Bragg, just next door in Cumberland County: https://bugguide.net/node/view/47261 Pinxter Flower plants Pinxterflower (Rhododendron periclymenoides) Spicebush (Lindera benzoin) male flowers Whirligig Beetle


Common Baskettail, maybe, in flight Birdsfoot Violet (Viola pedata) Birdsfoot Violets (Viola pedata) More Birdsfoot Violets (Viola pedata) Blue Corporal


Fly Spring Iris (Iris verna) Another Spring Iris Long-leaf Pines  

Downtown Southern Pines, Moore County, NC  4/6/18

Female House Finch Male House Finch, singing Yellow-rumped Warbler    

Durham, NC  4/4/18

Male House Finch Chipping Sparrow Brown Thrasher Japanese Rose Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis)

Durham, NC 4/2/18

Springtails More springtails More springtails More springtails Mock Strawberry flower


Springtail  (Poduromorpha order) Springtails with lots of pine pollen Springtails Springtails Springtails


Globular springtails of various sizes Virginia Spring Beauty Field Pansy, unfolding A new Field Pansy, starting to unfold Fully unfolded Field Pansy


Field Pansy Green six-spotted Tiger Beetle Female Sugar Maple flowers and leaves Same Sugar Maple flowers  


Copyright © 2018 by Dorothy E. Pugh.  All rights reserved.  Please contact for rights to use photos.