Home Field and Swamp: Animals and Their Habitats

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September 2019

Durham, NC,  9/30/19

Jumping spider (Phidippus otiosus) Hairy White Oldfield Aster  Goldenrod Aphid exuvia  

Rough-leaf Goldenrod Leaf of Rough-leaf Goldenrod Leaf of Smooth Goldenrod Smooth Goldenrod Smooth Goldenrod

Durham, NC  9/29/19

Blue Mistflower Brown Thrasher Carpetweed (Mollugo verticillata) Chinese Privet (Ligustrum sinense) fruits Common Morning Glory (Ipomoea purpurea)

American Crows Little White Morning Glory (purple variety) Little White Morning Glory (purple variety) Common Persimmon (Diospyros virginiana) fruits

Goldenrod Goldenrod Goldenrod Sign at other end of trail    

Jordan Lake, Chatham County, NC  9/27/19

Male Roseate Skimmer Same male Roseate Skimmer Female Roseate Skimmer Same female Roseate Skimmer  

Wandering Glider Northern Cricket Frog European Hornet Same European Hornet European Hornets

Great Egrets and a Great Blue Heron Great Blue Heron and all of the Great Egrets on this spit      

View of first lake access from the other end View across inlet from mudflats View across the mudflats Little Yellow Long-jawed orb weaver over pond Red Admiral

Durham, NC  9/26/19

The first sign, with comments written on it The second sign Common Groundsel inflorescence Common Groundsel Green Treefrog

Hairy White Oldfield Aster Red-banded Hairstreak Red-banded Hairstreak Tall Thoroughwort Tarnished Plant Bug

Durham, NC  9/25/19

Hairy White Oldfield Aster (Symphyotrichum pilosum) Boneset Early Goldenrod (Solidago juncea) Field Cricket Goldenrod

Tick-trefoil Tick-trefoil flower Purple False Foxglove (Agalinis purpurea) Rough-leaf Goldenrod (Solidago rugosa) Another Smooth Goldenrod (Solidago gigantea)

Durham, NC  9/24/19

Cloudless Sulphur Same Cloudless Sulphur Tick-trefoil (Desmodium genus) Tufted Titmouse  

Durham, NC  9/22/19

Asian Multi-colored Ladybug Beetle Blue Skullcap (Scutellaria laterifolia) Same Blue Skullcap Jumping spider Tick-trefoil (Desmodium tortuosum)

Tick-trefoil Tick-trefoil Smallspike False Nettle (Boehmeria cylindrica).  ID thanks to Su Kim. Close-up of the Smallspike False Nettle (Boehmeria cylindrica) Elmleaf Goldenrod (Solidago ulmifolia)

Durham, NC  9/21/19

Elmleaf Goldenrod (Solidago ulmifolia), only about a foot high New York Ironweed (Vernonia novaboracensis) Marsh Dewflower (Murdannia keisak) Straw-colored Flatsedge (Cyperus strigosus) Upland Boneset (Eupatorium sessilifolium)

Mystery wildflower        

Durham, NC  9/20/19

Bearded Beggarticks (Bidens aristosa) Smooth Goldenrod (Solidago gigantea) Another species of goldenrod, only one foot tall.  Might be Elmleaf Goldenrod. Jack-in-the-Pulpit fruits, on collapsed stalk Purple False Foxglove

Purple False Foxglove Smooth Goldenrod (Solidago gigantea) Sneezeweed Maybe Helmetflower buds  

Durham, NC  9/18/19

Bowl-and-doily Spider Issid planthopper (Thionia bullata) Katydid (Scudderia genus) Purple False Foxglove bud Purple False Foxglove buds

Maybe helmetflowers        

Sandy Creek Park, Durham, NC  9/18/19

Red-spotted Purple Shrub White Smartweed (Persicaria attenuata) Spotted Jewelweed (Impatiens capensis) Straw-colored Flatsedge (Cyperus strigosus)

Mystery wildflower Mystery wildflower American Beautyberry (Callicarpa americana) Carolina Anole Asiatic Dayflower (Commelina communis)


Mystery aster Blue Mistflower (Conoclinium coelestinum) Common Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis) Fungi Seaside Goldenrod (Solidago sempervirens ssp. mexicana)

Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus) Hog Peanut flowers (Amphicarpaea bracteata) Other Hog Peanut flowers Marsh Fleabane (Pluchea odorata) Pale Smartweed (Persicaria lapathifolia)

Pearl Crescent Pickerelweed (Pontederia cordata) Another Pickerelweed Powdered Alligator Flag (Thalia dealbata)  

Durham, NC  9/17/19

Common Groundsel Devil's Beggartick Flower fly on Carolina Dayflower Red-banded Hairstreak Virginia Buttonweed

Malaysian False Pimpernel (Lindernia crustacea).  IDs thanks to Su Kim! Malaysian False Pimpernel (Lindernia crustacea).  IDs thanks to Su Kim! Malaysian False Pimpernel (Lindernia crustacea).  IDs thanks to Su Kim!    

Durham, NC  9/14/19

Fledgling Gray Catbird Green Treefrog Pearl Crescent Pink Fuzzybean (Strophostyles umbellata) Ringed Assassin Bug (Pselliopus cinctus) with caterpillar prey

Same Ringed Assassin Bug (Pselliopus cinctus) with caterpillar prey Another Ringed Assassin Bug (Pselliopus cinctus) Swamp Smartweed (Persicaria hydropiperoides) Weevil Beefsteak Plant (Perilla frutescens)

Yerba de Tajo (Eclipta prostrata) Asiatic Dayflower (Commelina communis) Carolina Dayflower (Commelina caroliniana) Virginia Dayflower (Commelina virginica) Cardinal Flower

Carolina Horsenettle (Solanum carolinense) Common Groundsel (Senecio vulgaris) Common Groundsel inflorescence (Senecio vulgaris) Another Common Groundsel inflorescence (Senecio vulgaris) Common Groundsel plant (Senecio vulgaris)

Another Common Groundsel Common Wingstem (Verbesina alternifolia) Devil's Beggartick (Bidens frondosa) Fly  

North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC  9/13/19

Bronze Frog (Lithobates clamitans clamitans) Camel Cricket, trapped in the bathroom Male Northern Cardinal Cardoon (Cynara cardunculus) Clouded Skipper

Angel's Trumpet (Datura genus) Artwork Horace's Duskywing Goldenrod Goldenrod

Fledgling Gray Catbird Green-and-gold (Chrysogonum virginianum) Hearts-a-bustin' Long-jawed orb weaver Another long-jawed orb weaver

Mountain Mist buds Orchard Spider Salt Marsh Mallow, part of main garden Sculpture

Spotted Jewelweed, part of local plant exhibit Tall Tick-trefoil (Desmodium glabellum), part of coastal plain exhibit Virginia Spiderwort, part of local plant exhibit Wild Sensitive Plant, part of coastal plain exhibit  

American Beauty-Berry, on a wooded margin of the garden Black-eyed Susan, in wildflowers area Autumn Crocuses, in Poisonous Plants exhibit "Burning Embers" Marigolds  

Durham, NC  9/12/19

Leaffooted bug exuvia Stink bug Chinese Privet (Ligustrum sinensis) fruits Frass

New York Ironweed  (Vernonia novaboracensis)

Durham, NC  9/10/19

Bearded Beggarticks (Bidens aristosa). Photo by Karl D. Gottschalk Persimmon tree with fruit. Photo by Karl D. Gottschalk      

Durham, NC  9/9/19

Yellow and Black Garden Spider (Argiope aurantia) Common Groundsel inflorescence (Senecio vulgaris) Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis) Carolina Dayflower (Commelina caroliniana) Carpenter Bee on Pickerelweed (Pontederia cordata)

Devil's Beggartick (Bidens frondosa) Marsh Dewflower (Murdannia keisak) Beefsteak Plant (Perilla frutescens) Same Beefsteak Plant (Perilla frutescens) Same Beefsteak Plant (Perilla frutescens) Same Beefsteak Plant (Perilla frutescens)

Paraguayan Purslane (Portulaca amilis) Pennsylvania Smartweed (Persicaria pensylvanica) Pink Fuzzybean (Strophostyles umbellata)  

Pink Fuzzybean (Strophostyles umbellata) Seedbox (Ludwigia alternifolia) Smartweed Song Sparrow Same Song Sparrow

Straw-colored Flatsedge (Cyperus strigosus) Yellow Nutsedge (Cyperus esculentus) Virgin's Bower (Clematis virginiana) Thread-waisted wasp Yerba de Tajo (Eclipta prostrata)

Common Boneset Goldenrod Lanceolate Ragweed Southern Magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora) seeds  

Spotted Jewelweed Eastern Bluebird      

Durham, NC  9/8/19

Asian Multi-colored Ladybug Beetle Climbing Hempvine Eastern Milkpea Goldenrod Hackberry Emperor Butterfly

Jack-in-the-pulpit leaves and fruits (Arisaema triphyllum) Monarch Leaves are turning yellow    

Durham, NC  9/7/19

Jack-in-the-pulpit fruits and leaves Spotted Jewelweed (Impatiens capensis) Malaysian False Pimpernel (Lindernia crustacea).  IDs thanks to Su Kim! Male Great Blue Skimmer Composite map of rainfall from Hurricane Dorian, from Weather Underground

Durham, NC  9/6/19

Black Horse Fly (Tabanus atratus) Jumping spider (Phidippus audax) Pennsylvania Leatherwing Beetle Monarch caterpillar  

Planthopper Tarnished Plant Bug Tick trefoil (Desmodium genus) Asian Multi-colored Ladybug Beetle, spider victim  

Flatid planthopper Cloudless Sulphur Common Boneset Downy Milkpea (Galactia volubilis) Eastern Milkpea (Galactia regularis)

Male Fiery Skipper Little White Morning Glory Eastern Gray Squirrel    

Durham, NC  9/4/19

Jumping spider (Phidippus otiosus) Katydid Katydid Ant-mimic jumping spider  

Aphid Leaf beetle Bowl-and-doily Spider Climbing Hempvine  

Climbing Hempvine Cricket Eastern Milkpea (Galactia regularis) Handsome Meadow Katydid and skipper Hornworm about to become a pupa

Durham, NC  9/3/19

Aphid Climbing Hempvine Dusky Ladybug Beetle Katydid nymph on a Cardinal Flower Ragweed

Two-lined Froghopper Yellow-collared Scape Moth Appalachian Brown Same Appalachian Brown  


Oriental Cockroach Garlic Chives (Allium tuberosum)      



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