Derek's Photos

Upper reaches of Spring Creek

Above Left to Right:


Assassin Bug (Family Reduviidae)

Shelf Fungus I think the white shelf fungus is Pleurotus ostreatus, which is actually a choice species for people who like to eat wild mushrooms. They are common especially on fallen willows and cottonwoods.

Least Skipper (Ancyloxpha numitor)



Silver-Spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus)                                                Eyed click beetle (Alaus oculatus)


Above Left to Right:

Bushy Bluestem (Andropogon glomeratus)

Fall color in Chinese Tallow (Sapoium sebiferum)

Phaon Crescent (Phyciodes phaon)  


Above Left to Right:


Great Spreadwing (Archilestes grandis)

Clouded Skipper (Colias philodice)

Hercules Club or Toothachetree (Zanthoxylum clava-herculis)

Daddy Longlegs or Harvestman (Family Phalangiidae)

Fungus on dead oak (unidentified) I think the orange shelf fungus might be genus Inonotus, possibly Inonotus quercustris, a species which causes wood rot in oaks.


Note: the green snake was killed by mountain good reason to prohibit that activity

in all Preserves.


Some old structures north of Spring Creek near the old gravel mines...