Sunday, April 17, 2005

ENV: Gillespie, Llano Counties 17 April 2005

I was able to go on a day trip with Dan Hardy and a group of about a dozen great folks Sunday at Enchanted Rock State Park. Here's the results. (to be revised as folks send me corrections, updates and additions)

Some pictures are posted here: New Fauna & Flora Project pictures

17 April 2005

TX: Gillespie Co., Enchanted Rock State Park

wide variety of spiders (someone send me a list)

1 assassin bug sp.
+ red ladybird beetle sp.
1 eyed click-beetle sp.

+ yucca leaf beetle sp.

2 cf. tent caterpillar
100+ oak leaf roller caterpillar

1 Pipevine Swallowtail
2 Giant Swallowtail
5 swallowtail sp.
3 Falcate Orangetip
10 Orange Sulphur
12 Sleepy Orange
1 Southern Dogface
20 Dainty Sulphur
1 Checkered White
3 white/sulphur sp.
1 Great Purple Hairstreak
2 Dusky-blue Groundstreak
3 Reakirt’s Blue
4 Red Admiral (+1 cf. caterpillar)
35 California Sister
3 American Lady
12 Painted Lady
3 Variegated Fritillary
25 Common Buckeye
2 Little Wood Satyr
12 Red Satyr
2 Question Mark
2 Monarch
2 Queen
1 Viceroy
4 Common/White Checkered-Skipper
2 Nysa Roadside-Skipper
1 Orange Skipperling
6 Sachem
1 Eufala Skipper
10 skipper sp.
(Yucca Giant-Skipper, 3 empty eggs, remnant evidence)

1 Rambur’s Forktail, Ischnura ramburii
2 Violet Dancer, Argia
fumipennis violacea
1 Blue-ringed Dancer, Argia sedula
1 Pronghorn Clubtail, Gomphus graslinellus (photos, film)
6 clubtail sp.
3 Dot-winged/Stripe-winged Baskettail,
Epitheca petechialis/costalis
4 Variegated Meadowhawk,
Sympetrum corruptum
2 Eastern Common Pondhawk,
Erythemis simplicicollis simplicicollis

1 Mosquitofish

2 Blanchard’s Cricket Frog
1 Rio Grande Leopard Frog

1 Six-lined Racerunner

1 lizard sp.

2 Great Blue Heron
[1 Common Blue Peafowl]
30 Turkey Vulture
1 Red-shouldered Hawk
1 Zone-tailed Hawk
3 Wild Turkey
1 Killdeer
2 Inca Dove
6 Mourning Dove
2 Chimney Swift
4 Black-chinned Hummingbird
1 Golden-fronted Woodpecker
1 Ladder-backed Woodpecker
3 Eastern Phoebe
8 Ash-throated Flycatcher
2 Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
11 Bell’s Vireo
1 White-eyed Vireo
1 Western Scrub-Jay
1 Common Raven
6 Barn Swallow
10 Cliff Swallow
4 Cave Swallow (nesting inside restroom through woodpecker hole)
2 Carolina Chickadee
15 Black-crested Titmouse
10 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
2 Northern Mockingbird
1 Cactus Wren
1 Rock Wren
4 Canyon Wren
12 Bewick’s Wren
[6 European Starling]
2 Orange-crowned Warbler
1 Black-and-white Warbler
15 Summer Tanager
1 Canyon Towhee
8 Rufous-crowned Sparrow
4 Chipping Sparrow
4 Field Sparrow
1 LARK BUNTING (male singing at headquarters building)
25 Lark Sparrow
25 Northern Cardinal
2 Blue Grosbeak
1 Painted Bunting
12 Brown-headed Cowbird
1 Orchard Oriole(male)
6 House Finch
1 Lesser Goldfinch

2 Fox Squirrel

plants (the botanists on the trip likely identified many more species than this

– i hope they’ll send me a list)

*=blooming

Rock Fern, Cheilanthes lindhemeri
large variety of ferns
Ashe Juniper, Juniperus ashei
Switchgrass, Panicum virgatum

lots of grasses (someone send me a list)
Ball Moss, Tillandsia recurvata
Granite Spiderwort, Tradescantia pedicellata*
Western Spiderwort,
Tradescantia occidentalis*
Wild Onion, Allium canadense v. canadense*
Plains-type Yucca, Yucca constricta complex
Sacahuista, Nolina texana*
Rain-lily, Cooperia pedunculata*
Greenbriar, Smilax sp.
Chickweed, Stellaria media*
Large Buttercup, Ranunculus macranthus*
Two-flower Anemone, Anemone edwardsiana*
Black Willow, Salix nigra v. nigra
Texas Black Hickory, Carya texana*
Post Oak sp., Quercus stellata complex*
Blackjack Oak, Quercus marilandica
Plateau Live Oak, Quercus fusiformis*
Texas Red Oak, Quercus buckleyi
Scalybark Oak, Quercus sinuata (durandii) v. breviloba
Cedar Elm,
Ulmus crassifolia
Flameleaf Sumac, Rhus lanceolata
Texas Persimmon,
Diospyros texana
Texas Sugarberry, Celtis laevigata
Agarita, Berberis trifoliolata
White Prickly-poppy, Argemone albiflora*
Scrambled Eggs, Corydalis curvisiliqua*
Rock Cress, Arabis petiolaris*
Peppergrass, Lepidium virginicum*
Yellow Stonecrop, Sedum nuttallianum
Blanco Crabapple, Pyrus ioensis v. texana*
Escarpment Black Cherry, Prunus serotina v. eximia
Pink Mimosa, Mimosa borealis*
Eve’s Necklace, Sophora affinis

Mesquite, Prosopis glandulosa
Texas Bluebonnet, Lupinus texensis*
Yellow Flax, Linum hudsonioides*
Bull Nettle, Cnidoscolus texanus*
Texas Buckeye, Aesculus argula*
Mexican Buckeye, Ungnadia speciosa
Winecup, Callirhoe involucrata v. involucrata*
Sida, Sida filicaulis*
Orange Prickly-pear, Opuntia macrorhiza*
Engelmann’s Prickly-pear, Opuntia engelmannii*
Tasajillo, Opuntia leptocaulis
Lace Cactus, Echinocereus reichnebachii*
Claret Cup Cactus, Echinocereus triglochidiatus*
Beggar’s Ticks, Torilis arvensis*
Antelope-Horns, Asclepias asperula*
Hierba de Zizotes, Asclepias oenotherioides
Dodder, Cuscuta sp.
Drummond Phlox, Phlox drummondii v. mcallisteri*
Texas Vervain, Verbena halei*
Beebrush, Aloysia gratissima*
Drummond’s Skullcap, Scutellaria drummondi*
Monkeyflower, Mimulus glabratus*
[Common Mullein, Verbascum thapsus*]
Texas Paintrbush, Castilleja indivisa*
Buttonbush, Cephalanthus occidentalis
Rusty Blackhaw, Viburnum rufidulum*
Venus’ Looking-Glass, Triodanis perfoliata*
Sticky Granite-Daisty, Heterotheca stenophylla*
Dwarf White Aster, Chaetopappa bellidifolia*
Mexican Hat, Ratibida columnaris*
Indian Blanket, Gaillardia pulchella*
Pincushion Daisy, Gaillardia suavis*
Brown Bitterweed, Helenium badium*
Yarrow, Achillea millefolium*
Texas Groundsel, Senecio ampullaceous*
Malta Star-Thistle, Centaurea melitensis*
Musk Thistle, Carduus nutans*
Texas Thistle, Cirsium texanum*


TX: Kerr Co., Rio Vista

many moth sp.

1 Great Blue Heron
[2 Common Blue Peafowl]
2 Wild Turkey
1 Great Horned Owl
1 Eastern Screech-Owl
2 Chuck-Will’s-Widow
2 White-winged Dove
1 Mourning Dove
1 Ash-throated Flycatcher
2 Great Crested Flycatcher
4 Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
1 Eastern Phoebe
2 Carolina Wren
1 Bewick’s Wren
1 Black-crested Titmouse
1 Carolina Chickadee

[3 Axis Deer]
10 White-tailed Deer

[captives: chickens, Golden Pheasant, Ring-necked Pheasant, Ringed Turtle-Dove, Red Kangaroo, Mountain Coatimundi, Spanish Goat, Miniature Horse]

TX: Kerr Co., Ingram, Kerrville, TX 16 to Gillespie Co. line

1 cormorant sp.
[1 Black Swan]
2 Black-bellied Whistling-Duck
[3 Mallard]
1 Turkey Vulture
1 Chimney Swift
[1 Eurasian Collared-Dove]
2 White-winged Dove
2 Barn Swallow
2Northern Rough-winged Swallow
4 Carolina Chickadee
[4 European Starling]
1 Northern Mockingbird
3 Northern Cardinal
56 Great-tailed Grackle
[8 House Sparrow]

[+dog]
[+cat]
3 White-tailed Deer

TX: Gillespie Co., TX 16 from Kerr Co. line to Llano Co. line, Fredericksburg

10 Turkey Vulture
18 Black Vulture
[+ chickens]
1 American Kestrel
3 Mourning Dove
15 White-winged Dove
2 Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
1 Eastern Phoebe
7 Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
15 Cliff Swallow
1 Purple Martin
[17 European Starling]
1 American Robin
1 Northern Mockingbird
1 Northern Cardinal
8 Great-tailed Grackle
[6 House Sparrow]

[+ goat: Boer]
[+ sheep: Suffolk, MediumWool, Barbados]
[+ cattle: Black Angus, Black Baldy, Hereford]
[+ horse: Shetland Pony]


TX: Llano Co., TX 16 and road to Enchanted Rock State Park

6 Turkey Vulture
1 Zone-tailed Hawk
2 Red-tailed Hawk
2 Mourning Dove
3 Scissor-tailed Flyctatcher
30 Cave Swallow
1 Common Raven
1 Bell’s Vireo
1 Bewick’s Wren
3 Northern Mockingbird
1 Black-crested Titmouse
2 Northern Cardinal
3 Brown-headed Cowird

[+ Cattle: Black Baldy, Hereford, Limousin, Santa Gertrudis]



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