Thursday, April 26, 2007

ENV: Big Springs Ranch Report, 26 April 2007

Trip to Big Springs Ranch
26 April 2007
TX: Real County, Big Springs on the Frio River, Big Springs Ranch for Children, 9 miles N of Leakey E off US83 (location bounded by HEB Camp/Laity Lodge and Lost Maples State Natural Area), gate: 29.8437dN 099.6508dW, 1900’ elev., 26 April 2007, 8:35 a.m.- 6:00 p.m, 65-75dF, partly cloudy, breezy, cool to warm and muggy. Tony Gallucci (Ingram).

On this trip 14 taxa were either added new to the Ranch list or were observed for the first time during the new series of surveys begun in April 2006, and thus confirmed continued presence.

This symbol * before the name indicates flowering this date.

26 April 2007
Big Springs Ranch
6 Sleepy Orange
3 Checkered White
8 Pipevine Swallowtail
3 Lyside Sulphur
9 Red Admiral
2 Variegated Fritillary
3 Question Mark
1 Ceraunus Blue
1 Reakirt’s Blue
1 White-lined Sphinx (photo) (new)

8 Large Black Ground Beetle sp. (photo) (new)
2 Blue-bordered Green Ground Beetle (photo)

1 Tiny Mottle-winged Mayfly sp. (photo) (new)

1 Tiny Metallic Chocolate brown Planthopper (new)

1 Orange Band-winged Grasshopper

1 European Honeybee
1 Red Wasp

1 Brown Recluse (photo) (new)

5 Black Vulture
8 Turkey Vulture
1 Mourning Dove
1 Ladder-backed Woodpecker
1 Golden-fronted Woodpecker
1 Great Crested Flycatcher
2 Ash-throated Flycatcher
1 Eastern Wood Pewee
1 Eastern Phoebe
4 Barn Swallow
4 Cave Swallow
1 Common Raven
2 Bewick’s Wren
1 Canyon Wren
2 Black-crested Titmouse
1 Yellow-throated Vireo
2 White-eyed Vireo
1 Red-eyed Vireo
1 Golden-cheeked Warbler
2 Summer Tanager
1 Painted Bunting (new)
2 Chipping Sparrow
12 Lark Sparrow
4 House Finch

1 Fox Squirrel

Orange Crustose Lichen on Plateau Live Oak (new)
* Blue Spires (blooming)
Copper Canyon Daisy
* Engelmann’s Daisy
* Medicago
* Evolvulus sp.
* Crow-Poison
* Gray Vervain
* Dakota Vervain
Sugarberry
* White Rock Lettuce
Greenbriar
* Plateau Bladderpod
* Bottlebrush (new)
* Greenthread (new)
* Indian Mallow (new)
Common Sunflower (new)
* Drummond’s Skullcap
Flameleaf Sumac
* Dwarf Aster sp
* Annual Pennyroyal
Lindheimer’s Senna
* Speargrass
Plateau Live Oak
Ballmoss
Texas Persimmon
Ashe Juniper
Western Sycamore
* Escarpment Black Cherry
* Prairie Fleabane
* Hedyotis sp/
* Blue-eyed Grass
Horehound

West Kerr County on TX39
9 Turkey Vulture
1 Black Vulture
1 Wild Turkey
1 Swainson’s Hawk (fos Kerr)
2 White-winged Dove
16 Mourning Dove
1 Western Kingbird
4 Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
1 Northern Mockingbird
2 Common Raven
12 Barn Swallow
1 Blue Grosbeak
2 Northern Cardinal

1 Raccoon dor
14 Blackbuck
3 Red Lechwe
9 Eland
2 Dama Gazelle
3 Scimitar-horned Oryx
+ Domestic Cattle (Longhorn, Limousin,
Black Baldy, Charolais, Brindle Range)
4 Mouflon
83 Axis Deer
4 Sika Deer
8 Barasingha
14 Wapiti
3 Fallow Deer
1 White-tailed Deer
+ Domestic Goat (Spanish, Nubian,
Boer)
1 Aoudad
20 Barbados Sheep
8 Feral Hog
+ Domestic Horse (Quarterhorse,
Tobianoo)
1 Domestic Ass (Burro)

* Scarlet Penstemons
* Red Poppy *
* Engelmann’s Daisy
* Drummond’s Phlox
* Dakota Vervain
* Antelopehorns Milkweed
* Mealy Sage

Real County on US83
1 Turkey Vulture
1 Crested Caracara
1 Mourning Dove
1 Common Raven

+ Domestic Cattle (Longhorn, Black
Baldy, Charolais, Black Angus,
Red Angus)
+ Barbados Sheep

* Scarlet Penstemon
* Showy Pink Evening-Primrose
* Limestone Gaura

Ingram Dam Lake
1 White-winged Dove
2 Barn Swallow
2 Great-tailed Grackle

Warrior Theatre, Ingram
3 Chimney Swift



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