Saturday, December 1, 2018

Chuckwalla Lizard Part 2 of 2 (with Walla Segue)

Initially, I intended to have one article that described a chuckwalla in context of a wildlife rescue facility, general info about this species of lizard, and other "walla" items. The previous part, "Chuckwalla Lizard, Part 1 of 2 (at Lindsay Wildlife Experience)" focuses on the common chuckwalla at the rescue facility. This part pertains to general chuckwalla lizard info with segue into "walla". Read the entire article and comment there, please.

Friday, November 30, 2018

Chuckwalla Lizard Part 1 of 2 (at Lindsay Wildlife Experience)

I took pix of a chuckwalla lizard last month when I visited Lindsay Wildlife Experience (LWE), a wild-animal rescue facility that rehabilitates 5,500 animals a year. It was bigger than geckos that I'd occasionally seen in my garage, and not particularly colorful. Read the entire article and comment there, please.

Friday, November 23, 2018

Texas Spiny Lizard and Some Kin

Last week during a walk, a critter scampered up a 6' picket fence. It splayed its legs along a picket (6" wide). From the positioning of the head, neck, and tail extending into adjacent pickets, it looked to be up to a foot long. The spikiness, imho, makes it look somewhat prehistoric, like a scelidosaurus, or maybe a dragon. Read the entire article and comment there, please.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

So How Cute ARE June Bugs?

Back in late August, I took a pic of a green bug. Was fortunate that a neighbor was able to ID it for me. Well, he sent me a link that was most helpful. The feature hit went to "June Beetle Time!" (from NCSU). Read the entire article and comment there, please.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Texas Black Walnut--Lookalike to Deadly Manchineel


During a walk in the neighborhood in June, I spotted a tree with yellowy fruits that resembled miniature grapefruits. Recently, Yahoo's news feed displayed a fruit with leaves that caught my eye. The fruit strongly resembled the fruit I'd been photographing. When I clicked the link, no such picture showed up. I did find the source article at "The Scary Tropical Tree That Can Kill You", which included the pic. Read the entire article and comment there, please.

Friday, September 28, 2018

Orangey Encounter--Monarch Butterfly


During a neighborhood walk, we spotted a flitting butterfly. I know better than to try capturing a still image of a moving object. I recorded it, played with the video, and uploaded a ~1 minute video to YouTube. I decided to create a longer video to accompany this article, which also includes a half-speed clip so that the wing movement is easier to follow. Read the entire article and comment there, please.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Orangey Encounter--Pride of Barbados


During a recent walk on an overcast day, I spotted some fiery flowers on commercial property. My pixstrip shows contrast in the flower cluster and sky for September 3 and 5. I was fortunate to not get rained on. The third image shows mature seed pods near a flower cluster. (I have also interspersed these images into my YouTube video.) Read the entire article and comment there, please.