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Eastern Cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus)


Eastern Cottontail

Sylvilagus floridanus

(Order Lagomorpha; Family Leporidae)

Sylvilagus floridanus (photo by Shanay R. Cantu-Chambers)

(Kansas: Reno County. Hutchinson, 38° 04’45”N, 97° 91’91”W. May 17, 2012.)

Alligator Gar (Atractosteus spatula)


Alligator Gar

Atractosteus spatula

(Order Somionotiformes; Family Lepisosteidae)

Juvenile Atractosteus spatula (photo by Justin Sullivan)

Northern Catalpa (Catalpa speciosa)


Northern Catalpa or Hardy Catalpa

Catalpa speciosa

(Order Scrophulariales; Family Bignoniaceae)

Catalpa speciosa (photos by Jessie Stark)

Showy Partridge Pea (Cassia chamaecrista)


Showy Partridge Pea

Cassia chamaecrista = Chamaecrista fasciculata

(Order Fabales; Family Caesalpinia)


Lynx rufus
(Order Carnivora; Family Felidae)

Diagnosis: The bobcat is a mid-sized feline about twice the size of the average domesticated cat. They have a gray to brownish colored coat sometimes with a spotted or speckled appearance. The bobcat has distinctive black tufts on their ears and a whiskered face. It has black bars on it’s forelegs and a black tipped bobbed tail (for which it is named).



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