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Big Brown Bat (Eptesicus fuscus)

Big Brown Bat
Eptesicus fuscus
(Order Chiroptera; Family Vespertilionidae)

Adult Big Brown Bat. Photo courtesy of:

Southern Leopard Frog (Rana sphenocephala)

Southern Leopard Frog   
Rana sphenocephala      
(Order Anura; Family Ranidae)        

Lined Snake (Tropidoclonium lineatum)

Lined Snake
Tropidoclonion lineatum (subspecies: annectens)

Kern's Flower Scarab (Euphoria kernii)

Common Flower Scarab or Plains Bumble Scarab
Euphoria kernii
(Order Coleoptera, Family Scarabaeidae)

(Kansas: Kingman County. WSU Gerber Reserve. 0.5 mi W Waterloo. Found in Opuntia macrorhiza. 37.67483°N 97.95129°W. June 22, 2013.)


Fiery Searcher (Calosoma scrutator)

Fiery Searcher or Caterpillar Hunter
Calosoma scrutator
(Order Coleoptera, Family Carabidae)


Grooved Flax (Linum sulcatum)

Grooved Yellow Flax or Grooved Flax
Linum sulcatum
(Order Linales, Family Linaceae)

Bigflower Coreopsis (Coreopsis grandiflora)

Bigflower Coreopsis or Largeflower tickseed
Coreopsis grandiflora
(Order Asterales, Family Asteraceae)

Coreopsis grandiflora in the field. Photo by Emmy Dudeck, 2013. 
(Kansas: Sedgwick County. Sedgwick County Zoo. Wichita. 37.72041°N 97.40810°W. June 25, 2013.)

Dotted/Spotted Gayfeather (Liatris punctata)

Dotted Blazing Star, Spotted Gayfeather, Snakeroot

Liatris punctate

(Order Asterales; Family Asteraceae)

Liatris punctata (Photo by John Egbert)


Height: 60-90 cm       

Stems: erect up to 80 cm, one or more

Leaves: sand paper feel, spotted with dots of resin, bottom leaves 10 cm long, growing smaller on the way to the top, pointed upwards

Barred Owl (Strix varia)

Barred Owl

Strix varia

(Order Strigiformes; Family Strigidae)

Strix varia (Picture by Gerald Bolkin)

Green Heron (Butorides virescens)

Green Heron

Butorides virescens

(Order Ciconiiformes; Family Ardeidae)

Butorides virescens perching


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