Category Archives: Reptiles

Gulf Coast Ribbon Snake By Bird Stream

I saw some shedded snake skin in my bird stream today.  After looking around for just a bit, I saw who the skin belonged to.  It’s a Gulf Coast Ribbon Snake.  Really a beautiful snake as far as snakes go.  I just took some pictures and left it alone.  It might eat a few lizards […]

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First Cottonmouth Snake of 2013

Well I saw my first Cottonmouth of the season; a Western Cottonmouth. As luck would have it I was watching my outdoor video cameras and noticed something slinking within the stream.  At quick glance, I thought, oh, it’s just one of those broad banded water snakes that are not poisonous.  I run inside to grab […]

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Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge: Skillern Tract

I did take my trip to Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge.  Specifically I went to the Skillern Tract part of the refuge.  I can’t recommend this part of the wildlife refuge highly enough.  It is awesome!  From what I read, it’s still relatively unknown among birders, but that probably won’t last for long.  I actually went […]

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Books On Birds, Butterflies, Insects, Wildlife, Gardening, And Photography

Okay, I’ve done it.  I’ve cataloged most all my books.  I still have some computer books at work I need to catalog, but for this blog I think I’m complete.  I’ve organized the books into sections and I’ll also make the list available for download should you choose to keep it as a reference for […]

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Eastern Black Swallowtail Caterpillars And Chrysalis

I have some pictures of Eastern Black Swallowtails that I wanted to share. Before I get to that, I wanted to share some information and see if others might have noticed the same thing. We’ve had quite a few eggs and Caterpillars from the Eastern Black Swallowtail, but just as the Caterpillars get to be […]

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The Birds Of Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge

Had a great day today visiting Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge with Leecy.  We saw lots of birds, but getting great pictures of them is another story. We started off at dawn, and there was this Heron silhouetted against the water. I love taking (or trying to take) pictures of raptors, like Hawks and Harriers.  What […]

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