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Yesterday At The Land [Apr. 29th, 2009|07:14 pm]
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The electrical work passed the final city inspection. While I waited for the inspector, I flagged some plants so I can find them later for seed collection and took some pictures. Here's a sampling for your viewing pleasure:

I think this is an Indigo Bunting.

Indigo Bunting

There's a mulberry tree near the highway that makes giant mulberries. Some its berries are normal and some are big and sort of exploded looking. The big berry in this picture is small compared to the ones I found last year. That fruit was so big and weird that I didn't know what it was. I figured it out later after looking at the photos I took. Unfortunatly now I can't find those photos. But I did find the tree. Here's a picture of a mutant berry alongside a regular berry.

Mutant Mulberry


Back on my land I took a picture of what I think is a bee mimic on some pretty white flowers.

Bee Mimic?

And here's a crab spider on the same plant.

Crab Spider


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[User Picture]From: ginmar
2009-04-30 01:31 am (UTC)
Did I mention you suck? Cuz you do. Oh, to have my camera there, with all its 12 megapixels.
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[User Picture]From: cdozo
2009-04-30 03:00 am (UTC)
I would love to have you visit. Maybe someday you will.
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[User Picture]From: ndozo
2009-04-30 02:56 am (UTC)
Maybe the weird mulberry has been parasitized. Let someone else try it first. These photos are lovely. That gray spider is so sleek and elegant.
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[User Picture]From: cdozo
2009-04-30 03:04 am (UTC)

Maybe They'd Have Giant Babies

When I mentioned the mulberry tree with the weird berries at Rich's work, people were surprised I hadn't tasted one. I told them they could go first.
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2009-04-30 03:05 pm (UTC)
Gorgeous pictures, as usual. Yes, an indigo bunting, a species I haven't found yet crossing our land. They should be here, and they've been seen nearby, but I haven't seen one. (very mild grump. I should be out there looking...)

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[User Picture]From: curculio
2009-05-01 01:43 pm (UTC)

nice photos

Those fruits looks like they could be galls. I'll look it up, though sometimes what is in Texas is seen in Neotropical texts.
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