Biodiversity…I Spy…Old Favorites

There are some animals that I never get tired of.

Barn Swallows.

Barn Swallows.

Belted Kingfisher.

Belted Kingfisher.

Great Blue Heron.

Great Blue Heron.

Southern Leopard Frog.

Southern Leopard Frog.

Widow Skimmer, female.

I don’t know all the dragonfly species that live here, but Dragonflies of Texas by John C. Abbott is helping me to learn them. This one is a Widow Skimmer female.

Blue corporal Dragonfly, juvenile male.

Blue Corporal Dragonfly, juvenile male.

I forgot to put it in yesterday’s post, but this is in response to Just Another Nature Enthusiast’s biodiversity challenge.

I find endless inspiration in nature. If I had unlimited time I could make so many art quilts and paintings based on what I see around me, but for now I feel that it’s more important just to get them documented and identified.  In future years, I want people to be able to look back and see what we had here, to be able to tell how long their own favorites have lived or visited here.