Field and Swamp: Animals and Their Habitats

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February 2018

Marie G. Selby Botanical Garden, Sarasota, FL  2/28/18

Anole Bamboo with graffiti Banyan tree branches and fruits Floss Silk Tree Monarch on Butterfly Weed


Orchard Spider Yellow-rumped Warbler      

Sarasota, FL  2/27/18

The side of a local business' truck Banners Relatively small banyan tree Carolina Anole Common gallinule


Cuban Anole (Black) fish More (black) fish    


Flower Great Egret Same Great Egret Sausage Tree (Kigelia africana) fruit Pipevine Swallowtail


Pipevine Swallowtail Same Pipevine Swallowtail American White Pelican (with breeding horn) American White Pelicans (three with breeding horns) Wildflowers seen in the grass



South Lido County Park, Sarasota County, FL  2/27/18

Catamaran, beached and apparently a permanent fixture Coconut Crablike Spined Orb Weaver Mystery fish in pond Orchard Spider


Orchard Spider Osprey Same Osprey Palm flowers Snowy Egret


Snowy Egret Turkey Vulture      

South Lido County Park, Sarasota County, FL  2/26/18

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Coconut Immature coconut Crablike Spined Orb Weaver Great Blue Heron


Great Blue Heron Another Great Blue Heron Great Blue Heron in tree Great Blue Heron Great Blue Heron landing in tree


Gulf Fritillary Karl with Great Blue Heron Discarded rose Southern Sarasota (mainland) Willet

Sarasota, FL  2/26/18

Anole Pink Wood-Sorrel White Ibis Adult and juvie White Ibises White Ibis group

Sarasota, FL  2/25/18

Blue Dasher Brown Pelicans (two juvies) Bumble Flower Beetle going under leaf litter Mystery plant, maybe an orchid Common Gallinule (Ringling Art Museum grounds)


Crablike Spined Orb Weaver Cuban Anole Florida Softshell Turtle Forster's Tern Forster's Tern with tiny fish


Forster's Tern about to dive Great Egret Great Egret Little Blue Heron. Taken by Karl D. Gottschalk Osprey in nest


Osprey with full nest view Osprey aloft Osprey landing, with eye visible Another view of osprey landing (in shade) Osprey


Palm Warbler Pileated Woodpecker Same Pileated Woodpecker Pink Trumpet Tree flowers Red Silk Cotton Tree flower


Female Needham's Skimmer Statue being enveloped by a banyan tree Royal Tern White Ibises White Ibis in duckweed-covered pond


Largeflower Mexican Clover (Richardia grandiflora) Yellow-rumped Warbler White Ibis Juvie and adult White Ibises  

Durham, NC  2/22/18

Tiny beetle Mating dusky ladybug beetles Dusky ladybug beetle (Scymnus genus) Same dusky ladybug beetle Jumping spider (Pelegrina, maybe)


Tiny wasp        

Durham, NC  2/21/18

Asian Multi-colored Ladybug Beetle Chinch Bug (Blissus leucopterus) Frog eggs? Tiny insect Ladybug beetle (Scymnus rubricaudus)


Pennsylvania Bittercress Persian Speedwell Virginia Spring Beauty Pileated Woodpecker Red-shouldered Hawk


Wax Myrtle leaves        

Durham, NC  2/20/18

Jumping spider Leaf beetle Rove beetle, maybe Same rove beetle? Orb weaver (Mangora genus)


Asian Multi-colored Ladybug Beetle Brown-headed Nuthatch Same brown-headed nuthatch Same brown-headed nuthatch Globular springtail


Same globular springtail Spider Xyelid sawfly ovipositing Same xyelid sawfly  

Durham, NC  2/18/18

Female xyelid sawfly (Xyla genus).  ID thanks to Ken Wolgemuth. Same female xyelid sawfly. ID thanks to Ken Wolgemuth. Wasp Wolf spider  


Another female xyelid sawfly        

Durham, NC  2/17/18

Song Sparrow Purple Dead-nettle      

Durham, NC  2/16/18

Male Eastern Bluebird Same male Eastern Bluebird, in another tree Maybe frog eggs? Male Red Maple flowers Part of a blooming male Red Maple tree


White-throated Sparrow Streetlamp that went on a little after 3 pm when some dark clouds blew over      

North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, Orange County, NC  2/15/18

Tufted Titmouse holding winged ant prey with its feet Here, one wing of the prey is visible. Here, the prey is held in the bird's beak. Another winged ant Orb weaver with yet another winged ant


Female Northern Cardinal Winter leaf of a Cranefly Orchid Winter leaves of another Cranefly Orchid Goldfish Trout Lily leaf


Water strider with winged ant prey Witchhazel buds Blooming Witchhazel    

Durham, NC  2/10/18

Billbug Jumping spider (Hentzia palmarum) that appeared on a woollen hat left on a trail bollard Same jumping spider Same jumping spider Same jumping spider


Same jumping spider Same jumping spider Another, smaller, jumping spider (Hentzia palmarum) A third jumping spider Wild carnivore scat, with evidence of eating furry prey

Durham, NC 2/5/18

Red-shouldered Hawk        

Durham, NC  2/3/18

Male Red Maple flowers Red-shouldered Hawk Same Red-shouldered Hawk Same Red-shouldered Hawk  

Durham, NC 2/1/18

Ruby-crowned Kinglet, eating Red Maple flower buds Same Ruby-crowned Kinglet Same Ruby-crowned Kinglet Same Ruby-crowned Kinglet  

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