Category Archives: Places To Visit

Photographing Butterflies Houston Arboretum

It’s been a while but I mentioned how I was signed up for a couple of classes involving Butterflies.  Both of the classes were offered by the Houston Arboretum. The first class was Butterflies of Houston and the Upper Texas Gulf Coast taught by Nancy Greig, Ph.D.  She is the Curator of Entomology at the […]

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Turtles And Butterflies, Oh My

Although we didn’t see many birds at Armand Bayou, we did see quite a few Turtles (Red Eared Sliders) and Giant Swallowtail Butterflies. If you click on this picture and view it full size, you’ll see there’s a little Blue Dragonfly on one of the plants growing out of the pond.  I didn’t notice that […]

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Finally Some Butterflies

Once we finished walking along the creek (or river), we hiked along a trail that had lots of vines, low grasses, and in one case, a tasty roof (I’ll explain shortly).  Some of these Butterflies I have never seen in my backyard, so it was refreshing to witness something new. Here’s a Gray Hairstreak.  I […]

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Sweatin' Like A Pig

Taking pictures of birds is exhausting, at least if you’re standing on white sand, it’s 100 degrees outside, and you’ve been waiting forever for an Egret to catch a fish.  Fortunately for me, there were some less active creatures who were more than happy to have their picture taken. This Turtle needs a manicure

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Down By The Creek

I think this was called Spring Creek, but it looked like a small river to me. Whatever it was, there was lots of wildlife around.  First thing I noticed was this small bird, a Killdeer, running along the shore.  He just finished taking a drink when I snapped this picture. Further along the shore, we […]

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Eyed Click Beetle

One thing about Jesse H. Jones Park, there are lots of insects and many of these insects have no problem flying smack dab into the human visitors.  It was bad enough I’m carrying around 30 lbs of camera equipment when this “Beetle” flies right into my face! Once he bounced off of my face, he […]

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Nine Banded Armadillo

Cruising down the trail, not two feet from Leecy, stands a small Nine Banded Armadillo.  Somehow Leecy didn’t notice this creature as I guess she was looking up, not down.  I whisper, STOP, LOOK!  This Armadillo then slowly walks back into the woods.  I start taking pictures, neither of us saying a word.  This small […]

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