September in the Garden

View this post on Instagram One of my favorite dragonflies, and very common in my yard, the Common Whitetail, Plathemis lydia. This particular one if a male as they are the ones with the distinctive white abdomen in this species. Do you have this one flying in your garden?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #dragonflies #commonwhitetail #plathemislydia #gardening #gardensofinstagram […]

August in the Garden

View this post on Instagram A pest to some, this bird dropping shaped caterpillar of the giant swallowtail, Papilio cresphontes, happily chomping down on one of my citrus trees is a welcome sight for me! Over the years I've shared caterpillars with a friend who had more host plants than I did but often times […]

Field Guides for the Beginning Naturalist

Show Notes +Texas Mushrooms Field Guide by Susan Metzler and Van Metzler +Wildflowers of Texas by Michael Eason +Wildflowers of Texas by Geyata Ajilvsgi +Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses by James H. Miller and Karl V. Miller +Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Southeastern North America by Seabrooke Leckie +Caterpillars of […]

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