Baxter’s Hollow & Spring Green Preserve

June 18, 2016

My daughter Dominique and I took a trip to Baxter’s Hollow to look for a reported Black-throated Blue Warbler and then to the Spring Green Preserve to find Lark Sparrows. While we did not find the warbler, we did see a few butterflies, dragonflies and a grasshopper species I am not able to identify.

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A weathered Tiger Swallowtail
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Male Widow Skimmer
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Female Widow Skimmer
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Juvenile Common Whitetail
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Unknown grasshopper species 

At the Spring Green Preserve we found two male Dickcissels engaged in a war of words even before we got in the preserve.

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Dickcissel

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Lark Sparrow
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Eastern Meadowlark

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Grasshopper Sparrow

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Eastern Kingbird
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Six-lined Prairie Racerunner

This Yellow-bellied Racer suddenly darted out of the grass chasing a Six-lined Prairie Racerunner. They both ran right over my feet. The Prairie Racer then froze in the middle of the trail and the Yellow-bellied Racer could not find him. The snake was so intent on looking for the lizard that it was not even aware of my presence for several seconds. The fastest snake i have ever seen.

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Yellow-bellied Racer

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Male Robber Fly sp. Efferia Albibarbis
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Edward’s Hairstreak
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Citronella Ant with Edward’s Hairstreak
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Flowering Prickly Pear Cactus

 

One thought on “Baxter’s Hollow & Spring Green Preserve

  1. Great new post. Must have been a nice day. How is it going for everybody? Last we heard,there was a variety of things…travels,etc. We have been mostly home..couple of trips to the island, going to-visit friends in Tillamook for a couple of days..walk the beach,etc. had a nice short visit with Bit, David, Ben, Vivian and Jules. Jules is sweetie. In October we have a VIking tour of the east coast..Montreal to New York. Dad has got what looks like a ton of tomatoes..plus cukes, peppers and eggplant. We’ll see. Hope all are ok..Love Mom and Dad

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