Lewisville Lake Habitat
Blue Dasher Dragonfly
Eastern Cottontail Rabbit
Skipper on bindweed vine
Marina 121 seen from The Colony Shoreline Trail
A Great Blue Heron takes a break from fishing in Lewisville Lake.
Widow Skimmer Dragonfly
Texas Fox Squirrel
Hiking the first mile from the North Colony Blvd. entrance at The Colony Shoreline Trail, I was very lucky with viewing some wildlife on that September morning back in 2013.
Here are a few photos of dragonflies, which visited our back yard in August 2013. Enjoy! 😉
Thornbush Dasher Dragonfly (Micrathyria hagenii)
Twin-spotted Spiketail (Cordulegaster maculata)
Female Blue Dasher Dragonfly (Pachydiplax longipennis)
I love August! A lot of flowers in all kind of shades of yellow, orange and reds bloom and attract dragonflies, butterflies and hummingbirds at this time of the year. Here are a few photos of some blooms and the smallest dragonfly, I’ve ever seen before.
Red Autumn Sage
This is the smallest dragonfly I’ve ever seen in my yard. It was no longer than approximately 1 1/4 inch long.
The widow skimmer dragonflies begin to visit my yard more frequently, again This means it’s over 100ºF, and it’s mid July. As soon as I fill up the bird bath and water the garden, my little dragons come over for a visit and check out, what I’m doing. They love to hang out in my yard until sunset. And the following evening, the dragonflies show up again. I love Texas Summers. Usually, when it gets that hot, the humidity goes away.
A resting Widow Skimmer Dragonfly in our backyard
Here are some nature pictures, I captured over the last years. I let them speak for themselves.
Asclepias asperula (Antelope Horn) (2014)
Garden Sunflower (2013)
Fox Squirrel eats a pecan (2012)
Widow Skimmer Dragonfly (2011)
Pearl Crescent Butterfly on Cosmos (2014)
Sara wanted to go to the turtle pond at Bill Allen Memorial Park, this afternoon. The weather was very nice. And Katelynn wouldn’t come home from school for another two hours.
When we walked on the paved trail, we saw some wild flowers, and a few critters roamed in the park. A red-eared slider turtle was hiding in the reeds by the pond. Since it is mating season, some dragonflies chased each other for that particular reason across the pond. Walking back to the car, Sara and I saw a Mallard couple resting at the creek. And two squirrels jumped from one tree to the ground and back into another tree. Yes, there was a lot of wildlife out and about this afternoon. It was fun to watch them.
It was a beautiful afternoon in Bill Allen Memorial Park, today.
Fox Squirrel # 1
Fox Squirrel # 2
… Love is in the air …
Resting Mallards at the creek in Bill Allen Memorial Park