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Barn Swallow

Barn Swallow
Hirundo rustica (subspecies: erythrogaster)

Great Plains Skink

Great Plains Skink
Plestiodon obsoletus (formerly Eumeces obsoletus)

Smooth Sumac

Smooth Sumac
Rhus glabra
(Order Sapindales, Family Anacardiaceae)
Smooth Sumac with ripe fruit.  Photo by  Chris Bevilacqua, July, 2013 near Leon, Kansas (37 degrees 44.295'N, 96 degrees 39.8'W)

Arkansas River Darter

Arkansas Darter
Etheostoma cragini
(Order Perciformes, Family Percidae)

Orangespotted Sunfish

Orangespotted Sunfish
Lepomis humilis
(Order Perciformes, Family Centrarchidae)

Smooth Softshell Turtle

Smooth Softshell Turtle
Apalone mutica
(Order Testudines, Family Trionychidae)

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

Whooping Crane

Whopping Crane
Grus americana
(Order Gruiformes; Family Gruidae)

Photo Adult.


Snow Goose

Snow Goose
Chen caerulescens
(Order Anseriformes; Family Anatidae)

Adult Snow Goose.


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