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Old 08-06-2011, 07:50 PM   #11
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The species of pitcherplant in east Texas is Sarracenia alata (Pale Pitcherplant).
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Old 08-06-2011, 10:31 PM   #12
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Great shot, Dap! This looks like some kind of tent caterpillar, but that may be just my wild guess. Hopefully Suunto will weigh in on the ID!
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These appear to be [of all things - ;-) ] walnut caterpillars; Datana integerrima (Lepidoptera: Notodontidae) - see Walnut Caterpillar
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Old 08-07-2011, 03:18 PM   #13
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Thanks, scarecrowsdrm.


suunto did provide me with an ID here:
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Ah, yes, we have had caterpillars of similar appearance and behavior here that hit a lot of hardwoods in our area after a very wet spring in 2010. Will have to look into this further. Thanks for sharing!
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Old 08-07-2011, 03:29 PM   #14
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In the places that are seeing some rain, these native lilies (Habranthus tubispathus) are popping up, even in the company of St. Augustine grass.
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In the places that are seeing some rain, these native lilies (Habranthus tubispathus) are popping up, even in the company of St. Augustine grass.
You have such beautiful wildflowers out your way.
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Old 08-08-2011, 07:34 PM   #16
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You have such beautiful wildflowers out your way.

Yeah, it's a crying shame that there isn't hardly any to be seen now in our withering landscape. Getting depressing....
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Yeah, it's a crying shame that there isn't hardly any to be seen now in our withering landscape. Getting depressing....

So sorry to hear that. I know how it is to be depressed about lack of wildflowers. I'm hoping that they will come up again next year for you. They are adapted to that climate...so I'm hoping they will survive.
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Nature put on a spectacular lightning show in our area tonight. We've missed most of the storms that have popped up in this vicinity, but tonight nature put on a spectacular light show right over our house.
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Nature put on a spectacular lightning show in our area tonight. We've missed most of the storms that have popped up in this vicinity, but tonight nature put on a spectacular light show right over our house.
Wow what photos---looks like ghost trees in the skies!
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Wow what photos---looks like ghost trees in the skies!
LoL, it does look ghost trees..
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