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  1. Blue Mud Dauber

    Blue Mud Dauber

    Blue Mud Dauber (Chalybion californicum: Sphecidae) 1.9-2.5 cm (0.75-1.0 in) long. Lick Creek Park, College Station, Brazos County, Texas, USA. Post Oak/Yaupon dominated woodland at ca. 79 m (260 ft) elevation.
  2. Ruby-throated Hummingbird

    Ruby-throated Hummingbird

    Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) Brazos Valley Arboretum, Brazos County, Texas, USA. Planted garden in surrounding arboretum at ca. 91 m (300 ft) elevation. Nectaring Wax Mallow (Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondii).
  3. Tropical Checkered Skipper (closed-wing)

    Tropical Checkered Skipper (closed-wing)

    Tropical Checkered Skipper (Pyrgus oileus: Hesperiidae) Wingspan 2.5-3.5 cm (1.0-1.4 in). Closed-winged (ventral view). Perched on the phyllaries of a Common Sunflower head inflorescence. Garden at Brazos Valley Arboretum, Bryan, Brazos County, Texas, USA. Planted garden in surrounding...
  4. Eastern-eyed Click Beetle

    Eastern-eyed Click Beetle

    Eastern-eyed Click Beetle (Alaus oculatus: Elateridae) They range in size from 2.5-4.5 cm (1.0-1.8 in) long. Lick Creek Park, College Station, Brazos County, Texas, USA. Hardwood bottomland woodland at ca. 76 m (250 ft) elevation.
  5. Clouded Skipper

    Clouded Skipper

    Clouded Skipper (Lerma accius: Hesperiidae) Wingspan 2.5-3.8 cm (1.0-1.5 in). Brazos Valley Arboretum, Brazos County, Texas, USA. Planted garden in surrounding arboretum at ca. 91 m (300 ft) elevation.
  6. Great Blue Skimmer (male)

    Great Blue Skimmer (male)

    Great Blue Skipper (Libellula vibrans: Libellulidae) Male, species sexually dimorphic. 5.0-6.3 cm (2.0-2.5 in) long. Male, species sexually dimorphic. Camelot Park, Bryan, Brazos County, Texas, USA. Open park setting with scattered oaks, pecan and juniper at ca. 94 m (310 ft) elevation...
  7. Southern Spreadwing

    Southern Spreadwing

    Southern Spreadwing (Lestes australis: Lestidae) 3.6-4.6 cm (1.4-1.8 in) long. Camelot Park, Bryan, Brazos County, Texas, USA. Open park setting with scattered oaks, pecan and juniper at ca. 94 m (310 ft) elevation. Margin of small woodland dominated by elm/oak/yaupon.
  8. Least Flycatcher

    Least Flycatcher

    Least Flycatcher (Empidonax minimus) Sexes similar. Austins Colony Park, Bryan, Brazos County, Texas, USA. Riparian woodland adjacent to Carter Creek at ca. 88 m (290 ft) elevation.
  9. Common Snapping Turtle

    Common Snapping Turtle

    Common Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentine: Chelydridae) Carapace 20-37 cm (7.9-14.6 in) with a record of 49.4 cm (19.4 in) long. Un-named tributary to Carter Creek at Camelot Park, Bryan, Brazos County, Texas, USA. Small tributary in an open park setting with scattered oaks, pecan and juniper...
  10. Great Blue Heron

    Great Blue Heron

    Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias subsp. wardi) Sexes similar. John Crompton Park, College Station, Brazos County, Texas, USA. Remnant elm/hackberry/yaupon woodland with trails and a small man-made pond at ca. 96 m (315 ft) elevation.
  11. Little Sulphur (female)

    Little Sulphur (female)

    Little Sulphur (Eurema lisa: Pieridae) Female, species sexually dimorphic. Wingspan 3.2-3.8 cm (1.25-1.50 in). Nectaring Looseflower Water-willow (Justica ovata var. lanceolata). Navasota River at Hwy 21, east of Bryan, Brazos County, Texas, USA. Bottomland hardwood forest, riparian.
  12. Northern Cardinal (male)

    Northern Cardinal (male)

    Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis subsp. magnirostris) Male, species sexually dimorphic. Photographed in a Bald Cypress tree with pistillate cones showing. Central Park, College Station, Brazos County, Texas, USA. Margin of a man-made pond in a disturbed Post oak Savannah, park setting at...
  13. Mississippi Kite (adult)

    Mississippi Kite (adult)

    Mississippi Kite (Ictinia mississippiensis) Adult. Sexes similar. Photographed from my back yard. Open manicured area with Post Oaks (Quercus stellata) at ca. 101 m (330 ft) elevation. Bryan, Brazos County, Texas, USA.
  14. Metallic Green Sweat Bee (female)

    Metallic Green Sweat Bee (female)

    Metallic Green Sweat Bee (Agapostemon splendens: Halictidae) About 1 cm (ca. 0.39 in) long, on Peppervine. Female, species sexually dimorphic. Park Hudson Trail, Bryan, Brazos County, Texas, USA. Carter creek riparian at ca. 85 m (278 ft) elevation.
  15. Long-horned  Sunflower Bee (female)

    Long-horned Sunflower Bee (female)

    Long-horned Sunflower Bee (Svastra obliqua: Apidae) Female, species sexually dimorphic. 1.45-1.60 cm (0.57-0.63 in) long. Foraging on a Common Sunflower (Helianthus annus: Asteraceae). Garden at Brazos Valley Arboretum, Bryan, Brazos County, Texas, USA. Planted garden in surrounding arboretum.
  16. Eastern Phoebe

    Eastern Phoebe

    Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) Bee Creek Park, College Station, Brazos County, Texas, USA. Post Oak Savannah Vegetational Area. Remnant Hackberry/elm/yapupon woods at ca. 81 m (266 ft).
  17. Giant Swallowtail

    Giant Swallowtail

    Giant Swallowtail (Papilio cresphontes: Papilionidae) Wingspan 10.2-15.2 cm (4.0-6.0 In). Nectaring an attractive shrub Duranta erecta: Verbenaceae. Garden at Brazos Valley Arboretum, Bryan, Brazos County, Texas, USA. Planted garden in surrounding arboretum.
  18. Long-horned Sunflower Bee (male)

    Long-horned Sunflower Bee (male)

    Long-horned Sunflower Bee (Svastra obliqua: Apidae) Male, species sexually dimorphic. 1.45-1.60 cm (0.57-0.63 in) long. Perched on a Common Sunflower (Helianthus annus: Asteraceae). Garden at Brazos Valley Arboretum, Bryan, Brazos County, Texas, USA. Planted garden in surrounding arboretum.
  19. Ceraunus Blue

    Ceraunus Blue

    Ceraunus Blue (Hemiargus ceraunus: Lycaenidae) Wingspan 1.9-2.5 cm (0.75-1.0 in). Central Park, College Station, Brazos County, Texas, USA. Margin of a man-made pond in a disturbed Post oak Savannah at ca. 83 m (273 ft) elevation. Oak/elm/yaupon woods on southeast side.
  20. Pallid Spiny Softshell Turtle (female)

    Pallid Spiny Softshell Turtle (female)

    Pallid Spiny Softshell Turtle (Trionyx spiniferus subsp. pallidus: Trionychidae) Female by size. Females are quite a bit larger than the males. Adult females range from 18-42.5 cm (7.1-16.7 in) while adult males range from 12.5-21.6 cm (4.9-8.5 in). Camelot Park, Bryan, Brazos County, Texas...
  21. Gemmed Satyr

    Gemmed Satyr

    Gemmed Satyr (Cyllopsis gemma: Satyridae) Wingspan 3.18-3.51 cm (1.25-1.38 in). Lick Creek Park, College Station, Brazos County, Texas USA. Bottomland hardwood forest at ca. 69 m (225 ft) elevation.
  22. Prince Baskettail

    Prince Baskettail

    Prince Baskettail (Epitheca princeps: Corduliidae) 5.8-6.8 cm (2.3-2.7 in) long. Camelot Park, Bryan, Brazos County, Texas, USA. Open park setting with scattered oaks, pecan and juniper at ca. 94 m (310 ft) elevation adjacent to an un-named tributary of Carter Creek.
  23. Eastern Bluebird (juvenile)

    Eastern Bluebird (juvenile)

    Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis subsp. sialis) Juvenile, species sexually dimorphic. Camelot Park, Bryan, Brazos County, Texas, USA. Open park setting with scattered oaks, pecan and juniper at ca. 94 m (310 ft) elevation.
  24. Swamp Darner

    Swamp Darner

    Swamp Darner (Epiaeschna heros: Aeshnidae) 8.0-9.4 cm (3.2-3,7 in) long. This huge darner was photographed in Camelot Park, Bryan, Brazos County, Texas, USA. Open park setting with scattered oaks, pecan and juniper at ca. 94 m (310 ft) elevation adjacent to an un-named tributary of Carter Creek.
  25. Great-tailed Grackle (female)

    Great-tailed Grackle (female)

    Great-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus subsp. prosopidicola) Female. Species sexually dimorphic. Camelot Park, Bryan, Brazos County, Texas, USA. Open park setting with scattered oaks, pecan and juniper at ca. 94 m (310 ft) elevation adjacent tJuly 2016
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