Field and Swamp: Animals and Their Habitats

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April 2019

Durham, NC  4/30/19

Antmimic jumping spider Crab spider Jumping spider Leafhopper Leafhopper nymph

Leafhopper nymph Mirid bug (Lopidea genus) Peppergrass Warty Spurge Same Warty Spurge

Durham, NC  4/29/19

Ashy Clubtail Atamasco Lilies (Zethyranthes atamasco), among St. Anthony's Turnip flowers Bee Anomalous white buttercup Same flower

St. Anthony's Turnip Another St. Anthony's Turnip Carolina Cranesbill Daisy Fleabane Mating Golden-backed Snipe Flies

Perhaps a faded Atamasco Lily Teneral Eastern Pondhawk Multiflora Rose Another Multiflora Rose Warty Spurge

Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, NC  4/27/19

Black Locust flowers More Black Locust flowers Everlasting Pea? (Old Salem) Mating flies Forget-Me-Nots (Old Salem)

Fringe Tree branch Fringe tree New highway construction Female House Sparrow Lily-of-the-Valley Old Salem)

Mock Strawberry (Duchesnea indica), Old Salem Narrowleaf Blue-Eyed Grass (Old Salem) Peony (Old Salem) Another peony (Old Salem) Pink Wood-Sorrel (Old Salem)

Violet Wood-Sorrel (Old Salem) Pink Wood-Sorrel (Old Salem) Purple Bedstraw (Galium latifolium) Rosebush (Old Salem) Seven-spotted Ladybug Beetle  (Old Salem)

Silver-spotted Skipper Violets Star-of-Bethlehem (Ornithogalum umbellatum) View of the Wells Fargo building from Old Salem  

Durham, NC  4/25/19

Mating flower flies (Toxomerus genus) Flower fly (Toxomerus genus) Owlet (probably a Barred Owl) Owlet (probably a Barred Owl) Pearl Crescent

Azure Bluets Common Cinquefoil Common Vetch Crimson Clover Crowpoison, False Garlic genus

Ground Ivy Low Hop Clover Red Tip (Photinia x fraseri) Vetch (Vicia tetrasperma).  It is an introduced species. Vetch (Vicia tetrasperma).  It is an introduced species.

Durham, NC  4/22/19

Narrowleaf Blue-eyed Grass Blue Toadflax Bristly Mallow Green Six-spotted Tiger Beetle Hawkweed

Monarch Pearl Crescent Crossvine    

Ocracoke, Hyde County, NC  4/21/19

Spotless Ladybug Beetle (Cycloneda sanguinea) Same Spotless Ladybug Beetle (Cycloneda sanguinea) Vedalia Beetle (Rodolia cardinalis) Vedalia Beetle pupa Cottony cushion scale (Icerya purchasi), natural prey of Vedalia Beetles.

Ocracoke, Hyde County, NC  4/20/19

Polished Ladybug Beetle (Cycloneda munda) Mating Vedalia Beetles (Rodolia cardinalis) Aphids More aphids Cottony cushion scale (Icerya purchasi), natural prey of Vedalia Beetles.  ID thanks to Ken Wolgemuth.

Ocracoke, Hyde County, NC  4/19/19

American Oystercatcher, at the north end of the island Same American Oystercatcher Anchor Bug (Stiretrus anchorago), in town Moth fly (in town) Atlantic Ocean

Heron's Landing, seen from the beach Sanderlings, far up the beach Squirrel treefrog Another squirrel treefrog  

Willet and Sanderlings, far up the beach Willet struggling to keep its balance in the strong winds      

Ocracoke (Hammock Hills Nature Trail), Hyde County, NC  4/18/19

Carolina Anole Eastern Blue-eyed Grass Flesh fly Fowler's Toad  

Poison Ivy Sawtooth Blackberry Tiny wasp Another Fowler's Toad  

Ocracoke, Hyde County, NC  4/18/19

Kite Public beach Palamedes Swallowtail Sanderling    

Sandwich Tern Willet      

Ocracoke, Hyde County, NC  4/17/19

Birdfoot Trefoil House Eurasian Collared Dove courtship ritual: the dove on the right bowed repeatedly. Another scene from the Eurasian Collared Dove courtship ritual Mystery grass plant inflorescence

Male House Sparrow        

Ocracoke, Hyde County, NC  4/16/19

Brown-headed Cowbird Fledgling Brown-headed Cowbird struggling to catch its balance Feral cat Coral Honeysuckle  

Daisy Fleabane Eurasian Collared Dove Evening Primrose Happy Easter yard display Female House Sparrow

Marsh during the golden hour Mint plants Mourning Dove Osprey aircraft in helicopter mode Same Osprey aircraft

Red Admiral Common Starling Thistle Violet Wood-sorrel Wisteria

Wisteria branch        

Ocracoke, Hyde County, NC  4/15/19

Brown Pelican Daisy Fleabane Eastern Blue-eyed Grass Firewheel Mystery grass

Female House Sparrow Fledgling House Sparrow Same fledgling House Sparrow Same fledgling House Sparrow Ring-billed Gulls and a Laughing Gull

Sea Oxeye Daisies Violet Wood-Sorrel Asters Wisteria  

Carolina Wren Eastern Blue-eyed Grass Crowpoison, False Garlic genus Grackle Mystery grass

Gull Mystery iris, thriving in a large marsh Shield-backed bug White Willow catkins  

Swan Quarter, Hyde County, NC  4/14/19

Double-crested Cormorant Mystery daffodil Crowpoison (False Garlic genus) Pink Wood-Sorrel Male Red-winged Blackbird

Savannah Sparrow White Blue-eyed Grass

Durham, NC  4/11/19

Asian Multi-colored Ladybug Beetle Blue Toadflax Brown Thrasher Common Vetch Crab spider (Synema parvulum)

Jumping spider (Hentzia mitrata) Same jumping spider Large Bee Fly (Bombylius major) Same Large Bee Fly  

Large Bee Fly Lyre-leaved Sage Fading Purple Dead-nettle Common Blue Violet and Confederate Violet Mystery wildflower

Durham, NC  4/10/19

Buttercup Common Blue Violet Green Six-spotted Tiger Beetle Jumping spider Jumping spider

Leafhopper Longhorn beetle (Euderces pini) Planthopper nymph Same planthopper nymph Another planthopper nymph


Aphid and lots of pine pollen        

Durham, NC  4/9/19

Aphid Another aphid Beetle Another beetle Carolina Wren

Carolina Wren Common Cinquefoil Beaked Cornsalad (Valerianella radiata)    

Durham, NC  4/8/19

Female Northern Cardinal Carolina Wren singing Fledgling Carolina Wren Same fledgling Carolina Wren Carpet Bugle

Cherry flowers Common Chickweed Meadow Hawkweed (Hieracium caespitosum), Durham, NC, 3/30/17 Eastern Black Oak (Quercus velutina) leaves and buds, Durham, NC, 4/8/19 White-throated Sparrow

Durham, NC  4/6/19

Beetle Common Chickweed Damselfly Damselfly Probably a Juvenal's Duskywing

Green Six-spotted Tiger Beetle March fly? Mayapples Paper wasp at nest in field Same wasp with another at nest

Persian Speedwell (Veronica persica) Eastern Tiger Swallowtail      

Durham, NC  4/3/19

Buttercup Eastern Hop-hornbeam male catkin Common Vetch Ground Ivy Hooked Buttercup

Japanese Mazus Katydid nymph March fly Pennsylvania Bittercress  

Rambur's Forktail Sugar Maple flowers Other Sugar Maple flowers    

Durham, NC  4/1/19

Female Eastern Hop-hornbeam catkin

Chipping Sparrow Japanese Mazus Red-shouldered Hawk Same hawk

Mystery tree flowers Wolf spider      


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