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February 2017

Durham, NC  2/28/17

Common Vetch Cherry tree Crab spider (Synema parvulum) Saucer Magnolia Another Saucer Magnolia

Durham, NC  2/27/17

Tufted Titmouse Same Tufted Titmouse Elm seeds

Field Pansy

Streetlight, on during the day

Durham, NC  2/26/17

Branch of a small cherry tree       Young male Northern Cardinal


Eastern Phoebe        

Durham, NC  2/25/17

Asian Multi-colored Ladybug Beetle Common Blue Violet Flowering tree Pink magnolia petal Other side of the pink magnolia petal


Winged Elm seed Another Winged Elm seed Wolf spider Confederate Violet Miniature roses

Sandy Creek Park, Durham, NC  2/24/17

Syrphid fly (Toxomerus genus) Green Six-spotted Tiger Beetle Katydid nymph Lesser Celandine Male midge


Pennsylvania Bittercress (maybe) Periwinkle interior Spring Beauty Globular springtail on Lesser Celandine Branch of small bush


Yellow Fumewort        

Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham, NC  2/23/17

Round-lobed Hepatica Trout Lily Tiny wildflower Bradford Pear Common Blue Violet


Controlled burn across the street from the Penny's Bend parking lot Another view of the controlled burn Bloodroot with fruit Other bloodroots Cutleaf Toothwort


The beginnings of Dutchman's Breeches Field Pansy Fly Green and Gold Ground Ivy


Heart toy Hepatica flower Red-shouldered Hawk Spring Beauty Trout Lily


Yellowbelly Sliders        

Durham, NC  2/23/17

Wolf spider (Trabeops auranticus) Tufted Titmouse Same Tufted Titmouse Same Tufted Titmouse in tree Male Downy Woodpecker


Saucer Magnolis Black Vulture Camellia    

Durham, NC  2/21/17

Male Northern Cardinal Same male Northern Cardinal Pileated Woodpecker Same Pileated Woodpecker Tufted Titmouse



American Tobacco Trail (Downtown Durham), NC  2/19/17

Art Deco building Persian Speedwell and Canadian Violet Variegated Fritillary Spotted Cucumber Beetle


Steampunk letters outside place of business        

Durham, NC  2/18/17

Carolina Wren Female Eastern Bluebird  

Flat River Waterfowl Impoundment, Durham County, NC  2/18/17

Field Pansy Female Red Maple flowers More female Red Maple flowers Savannah Sparrow  

Durham, NC  2/17/17

Yellow-rumped Warbler Wolf spider (Trabeops aurantiacus) Tufted Titmouse Eastern Phoebe Jumping spider


Carolina Wren        

Durham, NC  2/16/17

Yellow-rumped Warbler Kinglet American Goldfinch Red-shouldered Hawk Black Vulture


Downy Woodpecker Downy Woodpecker Probably a Savannah sparrow Song Sparrow Tufted Titmouse


Tufted Titmouse White-throated Sparrow Another White-throated Sparrow Another White-throated Sparrow Another view of the first White-throated Sparrow

Durham, NC  2/15/17

Mallard pair Red-shouldered Hawk      

Durham, NC  2/13/17

Golden-crowned Kinglet Billbug      

Third Fork Creek Trail, Durham, NC  2/12/17

Jumping spider (female Hentzia palmarum) Same jumping spider Ground beetle Red Maple male flowers Female midge


Mallard pair Male Mallard      

North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, NC  2/11/17

Female Northern Cardinal Same  female Northern Cardinal Hermit Thrush in controlled burn area Same Hermit Thrush White-throated Sparrow in controlled burn area


Moss? A waxy plant that was not destroyed in the recent controlled burn Brown Thrasher      

Durham, NC  2/11/17

Eastern Bluebird        

Raleigh, Wake County, NC  2/10/17

Memorial Auditorium        

Jordan Lake, Chatham County, NC  2/08/17

Water boatman Several water boatmen, including a nymph Water boatman exuvia    

Durham, NC  2/7/17

Carolina Chickadee Northern Cricket Frog Male Eastern Bluebird Female Eastern Bluebird Fish


Hermit Thrush Male House Finch Savannah Sparrow Marsh fly Wolf spider


Springtails Some of the same springtails Fly    

Durham, NC 2/5/17

Crow Pileated Woodpecker Same Pileated Woodpecker Same Pileated Woodpecker  


Ruby-crowned Kinglet Ruby-crowned Kinglet      

Durham, NC 2/2/17

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Same Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Male Northern Cardinal Same male Northern Cardinal Female Northern Cardinal


Tufted Titmouse Maybe Wild Burdock      

Durham, NC 2/1/17

Pileated Woodpecker Ruby-crowned Kinglet      



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