Home Field and Swamp: Animals and Their Habitats

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November 2021

Carolina Beach, New Hanover County, NC  11/30/21

 
Green Heron   White Ibis Canada Geese  

   
Canada Geese Killdeers Shrimp boat and gulls    

Shrimp boat with gulls Snowy Egret Same Snowy Egret Royal Tern Same Royal Tern

     
Royal Tern Royal Terns      

Fort Fisher, New Hanover County, NC  11/30/21

Mystery aster Cape Fear banks Clay deposited on the beach by the Cape Fear River Double-crested Cormorants Karl walking south on Route 421

Osprey aircraft in airplane mode Small private plane Ruby-crowned Kinglet    

Song Sparrow Another Song Sparrow White Ibises   Yaupon Holly (Ilex vomitoria)

Carolina Beach, New Hanover County, NC  11/29/21

Double-crested Cormorant Killdeer Adult Little Blue Heron Same Little Blue Heron Morning glory

Shrimp boat Snowy Egret      

 
Sunset   Turkey Vulture Another Turkey Vulture  

 
White Ibis     Carolina Beach downtown  

Durham, NC  11/25/21

Aphid Asian Multi-colored Ladybug Beetle Dog Fennel Hermit Thrush Same Hermit Thrush

Jumping spider (female Hentzia mitrata) Leafhopper (Graphocephala coccinea) Little Bluestem Tiny parasitoid wasp Same tiny parasitoid wasp

Same tiny parasitoid wasp Planthopper Red-shouldered Hawk Mystery spider Another mystery spider

 
Spider (Tmarus genus) Long-jawed orb weaver spider (Glenognatha foxi), Wasp White-throated Sparrow  

Durham, NC  11/24/21

Male House Finch        

Red-shouldered Hawk Tufted Titmouse      

 
Tufted Titmouse White-throated Sparrow      

Durham, NC  11/23/21

Six-spotted Orb Weaver (Araniella displicata) Orb weaver (Araneus miniatus) Female Eastern Bluebird Same female Eastern Bluebird Green lacewing larva

Insect Jumping spider Orb weaver (Mangora placida) Spider Song Sparrow

Durham, NC  11/22/21

   
Chestnut? Sage Another sage    

Durham, NC  11/21/21

Buffalo Treehopper Same Buffalo Treehopper Same Buffalo Treehopper Chalcid wasp (Brachymeria flavipes) Common Dandelion

Leafhopper Red-shouldered Hawk      

 
Red-shouldered Hawk Spotted Cucumber Beetle      

Durham, NC  11/20/21

 
Burning Bush (Euonymus alatus) Cedar Waxwings Male Eastern Bluebird Migrating grackle  

   
Another migrating grackle Migrating grackles Trees    

Durham, NC  11/18/21

Cedar Waxwings Bagworm larva emerging Chalcid wasp (Brachymeria flavipes) Brazilian Vervain Flea beetleĀ (Disonycha procera)

Same flea beetleĀ (Disonycha procera) Jumping spider (female Hentzia mitrata) Jumping spider (Eris militaris) Jumping spider Jumping spider (male Hentzia mitrata)

Mistletoe fruits Polished Ladybug Beetle Same Polished Ladybug Beetle Whirligig Mite (Anystis genus) with aphid prey Same Whirligig Mite with aphid prey

Cedar Waxwing Cedar Waxwings     Female Eastern Bluebird

 
Female Eastern Bluebird Male Eastern Bluebird Eastern Bluebird pair Hermit Thrush  

   
Japanese Spindle Tree (Euonymus japonicus) fruits Clouds, not mountains!      

Durham, NC  11/17/21

Brazilian Vervain Cedar Waxwing   Cedar Waxwing with Greenbriar fruits Cedar Waxwing with Greenbriar fruits

Cedar Waxwing with Greenbriar fruits       Mating Diamond-backed Froghoppers

 
Downy Woodpecker American Robin Weevil Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  

Durham, NC  11/16/21

American Goldfinch       Hairy White Oldfield Asters

 

Buffalo Treehopper Same Buffalo Treehopper Same Buffalo Treehopper Cedar Waxwing Cedar Waxwings

 

Male House Finch Same male House Finch Red-headed Bush Cricket Winter Crane Fly Cedar Waxwings

 

   
Cedar Waxwings Same Cedar Waxwings Juvie Cedar Waxwings    

Durham, NC  11/14/21

 
Green Stink Bug nymph Japanese Maple Leafhopper Red Maple Seven-spotted Ladybug Beetle  

     
Swamp Milkweed seedhead Wasp      

Durham, NC  11/13/21

Aphid Another aphid Creek Beetle (Anisostena ariadne) Reflection in the Third Fork Creek

 
Another reflection Dotted Smartweed Leaves in the creek Mystery  

   
Red-bellied Woodpecker Same Red-bellied Woodpecker Vines    

Durham, NC  11/12/21

Asian Multi-colored Ladybug Beetle with aphid prey Flea beetle Male Northern Cardinal Common Dandelion Diamond-backed Froghopper

Diving bird Forest Jumping spider (male Hentzia mitrata) Sweetgum leaf :Leaf-footed bug

More forest Marbled Orb Weaver Oak leaf Song Sparrow among cattails Spanish Needles (Bidens bipinnata) bloom and seedheads

   
Wasp Yellow-rumped Warbler Same Yellow-rumped Warbler    

Durham, NC  11/11/21

Asian Multi-colored Ladybug Beetle larva Barklouse Dusky Ladybug Beetle with aphid prey Japanese Spindle Tree (Euonymus japnonicus) fruit, with one seed Jumping spider (Eris militaris)

 
Leaf-mining leaf beetle (Sumitrosis inaequalis) Tiny wasp Weevil Wolf spider  

Durham, NC  11/10/21

Jumping spider (Eris militaris) Jumping spider (Eris militaris) Rhubarb Weevil Same Rhubarb Weevil Sea Myrtle (Baccharis halimifolia) seedheads

Sweetgum Antmimic jumping spider (Synemosyna formica) Arabesque Orb Weaver Crane fly Dark-eyed Junco

     
Diamond-backed Froghopper Forest      

Durham, NC  11/8/21

 
Weevil (Lechriops oculatus).  ID thanks to Blaine Mathison. Aphid Asian Multi-colored Ladybug Beetle larva Chipping Sparrow Diamond-backed Froghopper  

Fiery Skipper Japanese Spindle Tree (Euonymus japonicus) fruits Mystery object Pileated Woodpecker Same Pileated Woodpecker

     
Wasp Weevil (Lechriops oculatus).  ID thanks to Blaine Mathison.      

Durham, NC  11/7/21

Asian Multi-colored Ladybug Beetle adult Asian Multi-colored Ladybug Beetle larva Barklouse Same barklouse Weevil (Lechriops oculatus)

Common Dodder Ichneumon wasp Japanese Maple Leafhopper Jumping spider Same jumping spider

   
Another jumping spider (Hentzia palmarum) Another jumping spider (Eris militaris) Another jumping spider    

Durham, NC  11/6/21

   
Bumblebee resting on Hairy White Oldfield Aster Three Chipping Sparrows Same three Chipping Sparrows    

     
Male Eastern Towhee Juvie male House Finch      

Durham, NC  11/5/21

Red-shouldered Hawk American Robin Sea Myrtle (Baccharis halimifolia) Song Sparrow Carolina Wren

   
Hairy White Oldfield Asters Plume Celosia (Celosia argentea var. plumosa) Plume Celosia (Celosia argentea var. plumosa)    

Durham, NC  11/2/21

Female Northern Cardinal Carolina Wren Same Carolina Wren Chipping Sparrow Hairy White Oldfield Aster

 

   
Partridgeberries Post Oak Spotted Ladysthumb    

Durham, NC  11/1/21

Ant with the remains of a jumping spider Antmimic jumping spider (Synemosyna formica) Asian Multi-colored Ladybug Beetle, with foot raised Brazilian Vervain (Verbena brasiliensis) Common Groundsel (Senecio vulgaris) seed

   
Tiny eggs Dung fly, in the Scathophagidae family Same dung fly Jumping spider, Phidippus genus Tiny jumping spider    

 
Asian Multi-colored Ladybug Beetle larva Orb weaver American Robin White-tailed Deer stag  

 

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