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I'm a science teacher with a specific interest in prairie ecosystems and connecting urban kids with nature.
BugEric - Ya, water scorpion it is. Thanks!This is actually just one scorpion - the shadow makes it appear as two.
Oops, in fact a plant - thanks for catch!
Yes, we also saw the burros...they didn't take well to being ignored and made a point to introduce themselves to us.
I initially thought robin...it would make sense. The white specks may have been scratches from the sand and pebbles near the river bottom.
thanks for the help!
The leaves look like Coreopsis - perhaps one of the many horticultural varieties. Nice shot of the wide open flowers.
Perhaps a member of Dryopteris (Wood Ferns)?
Achillea "moonshine" is a commonly used bright yellow yarrow with silvery foilage and a very upright habit.
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