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Common Snapping Turtle

Common Snapping Turtle
Chelydra serpentina
(Order Testudines, Family Chelydridae)

Diagnosis: Adults can weigh up to 40 pounds with a carapace of 18 inches. Three longitudinal ridges run down the carapace (shell). The plastron (underbelly shell) is very reduced and consists of four pairs of shields and a small shield in the front. The tail is almost as long as the carapace and is covered with plates on the underside. The feet are flattened and toes are webbed for mobility in its aquatic habitat.

Teucrium canadense L. (American germander, wood sage)

American Germander, Canadian Germander, Wood Sage
Teucrium canadense L.
(Order Lamiales, Family Lamiaceae)
Wood sage in abundance. Image from http://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=TECA3
 

Whooping Crane

Whopping Crane
Grus americana
(Order Gruiformes; Family Gruidae)

Photo Adult.  http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/huntwild/wild/species/whooper/

 

Snow Goose

Snow Goose
Chen caerulescens
(Order Anseriformes; Family Anatidae)


Adult Snow Goose. http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/birds/snow-goose/

Ruby Throated Hummingbird

Ruby Throated Hummingbird
Archilochus colubris      
(Order: Apodiformes; Family Trochilidae)


Male. http://www.todayshomeowner.com/spring-hummingbird-migration/

Ruby Throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris)

Ruby Throated Hummingbird

Archilochus colubris      

(Order: Apodiformes; Family Trochilidae)

                                                          

http://www.todayshomeowner.com/spring-hummingbird-migration/          

 

http://ruby%20throated%20hummingbird/

 

Ruby Throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris)

Ruby Throated Hummingbird

Archilochus colubris      

(Order: Apodiformes; Family Trochilidae)

                                                          

http://www.todayshomeowner.com/spring-hummingbird-migration/          

 

http://ruby%20throated%20hummingbird/

 

Ruby Throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris)

Ruby Throated Hummingbird

Archilochus colubris      

(Order: Apodiformes; Family Trochilidae)

                                                          

http://www.todayshomeowner.com/spring-hummingbird-migration/          

 

http://ruby%20throated%20hummingbird/

 

Ruby Throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris)

Ruby Throated Hummingbird

Archilochus colubris      

(Order: Apodiformes; Family Trochilidae)

                                                          

http://www.todayshomeowner.com/spring-hummingbird-migration/          

 

http://ruby%20throated%20hummingbird/

 

Ruby Throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris)

Ruby Throated Hummingbird

Archilochus colubris      

(Order: Apodiformes; Family Trochilidae)

                                                          

http://www.todayshomeowner.com/spring-hummingbird-migration/          

 

http://ruby%20throated%20hummingbird/

 

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