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 bikers....one good reason to prohibit that activity

in all Preserves.

 

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