Friday, April 27, 2007

ENV: Big Springs Ranch Report, 27 April 2007

Trip to Big Springs Ranch
27 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., 27 April 2007, 8:15 a.m.- 4:00 p.m, 58-81dF, partly cloudy, windy, cool to warm . Tony Gallucci (Ingram).

On this trip 6 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.

27 April 2007
Big Springs Ranch
1 Dainty Sulphur
2 Sleepy Orange
2 Checkered White
1 Lyside Sulphur
3 Pipevine Swallowtail

2 Large Black Carabid Beetle
1 Medium Black Carabid Beetle (new)

1 Tiny Orange-and-Black Thread-waisted Wasp (new)

1 Turkey Vulture
2 Ash-throated Flycatcher
1 Great Crested Flycatcher
2 Barn Swallow
2 Western Scrub-Jay
1 Canyon Wren
2 Black-crested Titmouse
1 Yellow-throated Vireo
1 Golden-cheeked Warbler
1 Yellow-throated Warbler
1 Northern Cardinal
1 Indigo Bunting (new)
2 Chipping Sparrow
3 House Finch

4 Domestic Horse (Red Roan Appaloosa, Quarterhorse,
Tobiano)

Solanum dimidiatum (first since survey)
* Sideoats Grama (first since survey)

West Kerr County on TX39
9 Black Vulture
28 Turkey Vulture
2 White-winged Dove
15 Mourning Dove
1 Ladder-backed Woodpecker
1 Vermilion Flycatcher
1 Eastern Bluebird
2 Northern Cardinal
6 Lark Sparrow
1 Bullock’s Oriole

12 Blackbuck
2 Dama Gazelle
+ Domestic Cattle (Brindle Range, Texas Longhorn,
Charolais, Limousin, Black Angus, Hereford, Simmental)
8 Afghan Red Sheep
14 White-tailed Deer
20 Axis Deer
16 Fallow Deer
3 Pere David’s Deer
14 Feral Hog

Real County on US83
1 Crested Caracara
1 Western Kingbird
1 Common Raven

+ Domestic Cattle (Red Angus, Charolais, Black Baldy)



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