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March 2015

Santee, SC  3/29/15

Field Pansy Plum flowers Possibly ornamental sumac tree flowers Honeybee  

St. Augustine Beach, St. Johns County, FL  3/29/15

A little swamp, with duckweed and Spanish moss, in a drainage ditch. A wild Lantana Royal Terns An interesting house.  At first I thought it was clothes drying on a line.  

St. Augustine Beach, St. Johns County, FL  3/28/15

Juvenile White Ibises, on a front lawn Royal Tern Male Boat-tailed Grackle  Savannah Sparrow  

Rookery, Alligator Farm, St. Augustine, FL  3/28/15

Great Egret taking off Great Egret displaying Same Great Egret Great Egret in flight Another Great Egret displaying  

Roseate Spoonbills Same Roseate Spoonbills Same Roseate Spoonbills Great Egrets Great Egret

Tricolored Herons Tricolored Heron Toucan (not at rookery) Macaw (not at rookery) Great Egret

Anastasia State Park, St. Johns County, FL  3/28/15

Wood Stork Common Green Darner Common Buckeye Tiger beetle (Cicindela scutellaris). ID thanks to Ben Coulter. Juvenal's Duskywing, maybe

Juvenile Little Blue Heron        

Anastasia State Park, St. Johns County, FL  3/27/15

Florida Softshell Turtle Fiddler crab Snowy Egret Katydid nymph on a spiderwort leaf  

St. Augustine Beach, St. Johns County, FL  3/25/15

First-year Brown Booby Same first-year Brown Booby with protective Brown Pelicans Eurasian Collared Dove.  Their call is "Woo-hoo-hoo!" and they bray when they fly. Karl with two Brown Pelicans  

Breeding Sandwich Tern Royal Tern Another Royal Tern Female Boat-tailed Grackle  

Durham, NC  3/24/15

Falcate Orangetip Green Six-spotted Beetle Field Pansy Saucer Magnolia Winged Elm flowers

Durham, NC  3/22/15

Sawfly (Xyelidae family) Tiny black jumping spider      

Durham, NC (Marsh) 3/18/15

Song Sparrow Same Song Sparrow Chipping Sparrow    

Third Fork Creek Trail, Durham, NC  3/17/15

White-throated Sparrow Same White-throated Sparrow A Red-shouldered Hawk that several crows tried to scare away, without success. Large wolf spider Wasps fighting.  The rest is confusion and mystery.


Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Orange County, NC  3/16/15

Plasterer bee (Colletes genus) Trout Lilies and Virginia Spring Beauties Crane Fly Orchid winter leaves Round-lobed Hepatica flowers Tiny wildflower, seen in the middle of the trail, perhaps damaged by a lawn mower.

Northern Brownsnake        

Third Fork Creek Trail, Durham, NC 3/16/15

Tiny wasp        

Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham County, NC  3/15/15

Round-lobed Hepatica (Hepatica americana) Round-lobed Hepatica Virginia Spring Beauty (Claytonia virginica) Trout Lily, mostly unfolded Trout Lily Another Trout Lily

Trout Lily Bloodroot Bloodroots Periwinkles Daffodils

Durham, NC  3/12/15

Northern Brownsnake        

North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC  3/11/15

Minnow, maybe an inch long Carolina Wren Carp, about an inch long Crane Fly Orchid winter leaves  

Leatherleaf Longleaf Pine after controlled burn Large tadpole in motion Large tadpole at rest Two trees grown together

One blooming Trout Lily The other blooming Trout Lily Witchhazel Common Water Strider Blue Jay

Durham, NC  3/10/15

Jumping spider Female Northern Cardinal Red Maple flowers Purple Deadnettle flowers Dark Fishing Spider, with two legs missing

Durham, NC  3/8/15

Northern Mockingbird Ring-billed Gull landing in the parking lot of my local shopping center      

Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC  3/8/15

Rows of trees Northern Cardinal Siler's Bog    

Durham, NC  3/7/15

Carolina Chickadee        

Third Fork Creek Trail, Durham, NC  3/4/15

Cedar Waxwings Male Mallard      

Durham, NC  3/2/15

American Robin Downy Woodpecker Pine tree down    

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