What the Water Tank Brought

In June 2021, a 3RF conservation volunteer and friend bought a livestock water tank to replace a metal one that had long seen better days. We placed the tank under a honey mesquite tree to protect it near the pollinator garden.   A Reconyx camera was secured to the mesquite tree to hopefully capture the newly…

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Common Nighthawks Evening

The afternoon began with coyotes, turkey vultures, and wildflowers. It ended with trying to capture bats with an echometer. What greeted us instead were four common nighthawks Chordeiles minor flying over the Beaver Pond foraging for their dinner.    Soundless in their flight except for the wingbeats they put on an aerobatic show of swooping and diving over…

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How Many Images Did It Take?

How many images did it take to get this coyote to sit down in front of the camera and howl? Let’s look at the total numbers. They are huge when it comes to photographs. But what do they represent? They represent my wildlife biology work from 2015 to the present at 3 Rivers Foundation.  …

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Meet the Flower That Only Lives 24 Hours

When I learn something new about a plant it makes seeing them the next time even more impressive. Hartweg Evening Primrose or Hartweg Sundrops (Calylophus hartwegii) greets the world in the evening, stays up all night, and then by the evening of the next day it is spent. After it is done for the blooms…

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