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  1. Northern Cardinal, Male

    Northern Cardinal, Male

    Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis magnirostris) male.
  2. Pointed Phlox

    Pointed Phlox

    Pointed Phlox (Phlox cuspidata: Polemoniaceae) This native annual can grow up to 25 cm (10 in) tall. Its showy flowers are ca. 1.7 cm (0.67 in) across but flower numbers makes up for its small size.
  3. Sandyland Bluebonnet, Texas Indian Paintbrush ,Texas Ragwort

    Sandyland Bluebonnet, Texas Indian Paintbrush ,Texas Ragwort

    Sandyland Bluebonnets (Lupinus subcarnosus: Fabaceae), Texas Indian Paintbrush (Castilleja indivisa: Scrophulariaceae) and in the background the yellow flowers are Texas Ragwort (Senecio ampullaceus: Asteraceae)
  4. Rusty Blackhaw (Viburnum rufidulum)

    Rusty Blackhaw (Viburnum rufidulum)

    Rusty Blackhaw (Viburnum rufidulum: Adoxaceae). A native shrub (rarely a small tree) 3.0-6.1 m (10-20 ft) tall and wide.
  5. Chipping Sparrow

    Chipping Sparrow

    Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina passerina) Its turn at the feeder!
  6. Northern Cardinal, Female

    Northern Cardinal, Female

    Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis magnirostris) female.
  7. Northern Cardinal, Male

    Northern Cardinal, Male

    Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis magnirostris) male.
  8. Inca Dove

    Inca Dove

    Inca Dove (Columbina inca)
  9. Pipevine Swallowtail

    Pipevine Swallowtail

    Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor: Papilionidae) leaving the Texas Indian Paintbrush (Castilleja indivisa). Wingspan: 7.0-10.2 cm (2.75-4.0 in).
  10. Canada Goose Couple

    Canada Goose Couple

    Canada Goose couple (Branta canadensis) male in foreground, female in background.
  11. Texas Indian Paintbrush

    Texas Indian Paintbrush

    Texas Indian Paintbrush (Castilleja indivisa: Scrophulariaceae) A very common native spring wildflower. Annual or biennial. The paint-brush like spikes range from 7-20 cm (2.75-7.9 in) long and the plant grows to 20-46 cm (8-18 in) tall. Showy bracts are normally red and green or orange/red and...
  12. Texas Toadflax

    Texas Toadflax

    Texas Toadflax (Nuttallanthus texanus: Plantaginaceae) Annual or perennial herb growing to 61.0 cm (2.0 ft) tall.
  13. White-throated Sparrow

    White-throated Sparrow

    White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) after sunflower seeds.
  14. Drummond's Sandwort

    Drummond's Sandwort

    Drummond’s Sandwort (Minuartia drummondii: Caryophyllaceae) Also known as Drummond's Stitchwort. Flowers ca. 1.5-2.5 cm (0.75-1.0 in) across. Very showy because they usually grow in large mats.
  15. Henry's Elfin

    Henry's Elfin

    Henry’s Elfin (Incisalia henrici: Lycaenidae) Wingspan 2.2- 2.8 cm (0.9-1.1 in). Perched on a yaupon leaf.
  16. Fiery Skippers

    Fiery Skippers

    Fiery Skippers (Hylephila phyleus: Hesperiidae) Wingspan 2.5- 3.5 cm (1.0-1.4 in). Nectaring Gregg’s Mist Flower (Conoclinium greggii: Asteraceae).
  17. Pied-billed Grebe

    Pied-billed Grebe

    Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps podiceps) adult, non-breeding).
  18. Nuptial Scorpionfly, female

    Nuptial Scorpionfly, female

    Nuptial Scorpionfly (Panorpa nuptials: Panorpidae) female. They are about 2.5 cm (1.0 in) long. Males have the elongated tails that curl up like a scorpion. They are not used for stinging but for mating. Peak emergence is in October.
  19. American Crow

    American Crow

    American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos brachyrhynchos)
  20. Dusky-Blue Groudstreak

    Dusky-Blue Groudstreak

    Dusky-Blue Groundstreak (Calycopis isobeon: Lycaenidae) Wingspan: 2.2-3.2 cm (0.88-1.25 in). Nectaring southern annual saltmarsh aster (Symphyotrichum divaricatum: Asteraceae) A native species but very weedy.
  21. Tachinid Fly

    Tachinid Fly

    Tachinid Fly (Achytas sp.: Tachinidae) on Symphyotrichum sp.: Asteraceae)
  22. Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Male

    Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Male

    Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (Tyrannus forficatus) male. Its closing fast on the insect. I saw my last one about 2 1/2 weeks ago and now I wait anxiously for their return next spring.
  23. Cloudless Sulphurs (female L, male R)

    Cloudless Sulphurs (female L, male R)

    Cloudless Sulphurs (Phoebis sennae: Pieridae) Wingspan 5.7-7.6 cm ( 2.25-3.0 in) and Turk’s Cap (Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondii: Malvaceae)
  24. White-tailed Robber Fly

    White-tailed Robber Fly

    White-tailed Robbery Fly (Promachus bastardii: Asilidae) Ca. 4.4 cm (1.75 in) long.
  25. Bristle Fly

    Bristle Fly

    Bristle Fly (Clyindromyia sp.: Tachinidae) 6-8 mm (0.24-0.31 in) long. Perched on Black-eyed-Susan (Rudbeckia hirta: Asteraceae).
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