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2015 Fall Migration is underway

Posted by Gaye Batiz on September 13, 2015 19:03 CDT
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This weekend has been brilliant, the weather outstanding!  This weekend has been one full of birding for me, I joined the monthly HAS birdcount, 25 people showed up... great turnout, and well worth it, we recorded 71 species on 3 sites, UHCL, Bay Area Park and ABNC.  If you are interested in joining the birdcount it is held 2nd Saturday every month, meeting in the front parking lot at 7 am.

This is a juvenile Mississippi Kite, spotted on the Karankawa Trail on Saturday.  Lots of Flycatchers around especially Great Crested Flycatchers plus other migrants.

Antlers Galore

Posted by Gaye Batiz on August 11, 2015 11:12 CDT
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Great time of year to get out with the camera, that is if you can stand the heat.  All the young bucks at Armand Bayou Nature Center are sporting fine sets of antlers ready for the fall rut.  Early morning or later in the afternoon is the best time to spot them.

Blue Jasmine

Posted by Gaye Batiz on March 22, 2015 10:16 CDT
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One of our less common flowers, Blue Jasmine, Clematis crispa.... very small, delicate and extremely pretty.

return of the Yellow-crowned Night Heron

Posted by Gaye Batiz on March 22, 2015 10:12 CDT
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Last year we had a pair of Yellow Crowned Night Heron's nest over the Boardwalk Pond.  I am pleased to say they are back again this year so hopefully more babies for our visitors to see.  The plumage on these birds is beautiful.

Adult Green Snake

Posted by Gaye Batiz on January 31, 2015 11:55 CST
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Could this be the mother of the babies below?  Anything is possible.  Great time to spot wildlife now, especially on the warmer days.

Adult Green Snake

Posted by Gaye Batiz on January 31, 2015 11:52 CST
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Green Snake Babies

Posted by Gaye Batiz on September 15, 2014 11:54 CDT
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Some of you will know that we recently had a green snake in the lab for a short while and during that time it laid four eggs.  Jessica, our animal specialist, put the eggs in an incubator and waited for things to happen.  All four eggs hatched and we now have four baby green snakes in the lab.  It is hoped that one of the babies can be hand tamed for use in our reptile demos.  

The babies are not on public display but if you see Jessica, I am sure she will show them to you.

Green Snake Babies

Posted by Gaye Batiz on September 15, 2014 11:51 CDT
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Green Snake Babies

Posted by Gaye Batiz on September 15, 2014 11:51 CDT
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Green Snake Babies

Posted by Gaye Batiz on September 15, 2014 11:51 CDT
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