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MrsPbio

MrsPbio

Prof. Naturalist since 1996. Works at Silver Springs State Park, UF Florida Master Naturalist Program Instructor, Uplands Module.

Ocala, FloridaLat: 29.19, Long: -82.14

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MrsPbio Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting commented on by MrsPbio Tracy, California, USA3 months ago

I'd suggest Sharpie.... according to Sibley's Guide, Sharpies are "relatively small-headed and small-billed", and Cooper's have a "relatively large head".

Plus, Sharpies tend to prey on small birds. Feather in the talon and blood on the breast and beak says he/she just finished dinner.

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Unknown spotting commented on by MrsPbio จังหวัดพังงา, Thailand3 months ago

Wow. So glad it is not any bigger. It's already scary at only 4 cm! :0

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Unknown spotting commented on by MrsPbio Maryland, USA6 months ago

American Basswood (Tilia americana?)

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Unknown spotting commented on by MrsPbio 臺北市, 臺北市, Taiwan8 months ago

A species of toad.

MrsPbio Mud-dauber Wasp nest
Mud-dauber Wasp nest commented on by MrsPbio Kolkata, West Bengal, India8 months ago

Very interesting. I'm wondering if maybe this is made from 2 different types of wasp. Here in the US "Mud daubers" Make tubular structures of mud, with several chambers in each, 1 egg per chamber. The mature wasp then chews out of the chamber. Those are the two holes.
The little "pot" on top is definitely made by a species of "potter wasp". They are very lovely little wasps. The female wasp makes 1 little pot for each egg. The mature wasp then chews out of the side of the pot, or the top.

So I'm wondering if maybe a potter wasp may have built her nest on top of a mud-dauber's nest??

MrsPbio Great Crested Flycatcher
Great Crested Flycatcher commented on by MrsPbio Georgia, USA9 months ago

Can't seem to get the "suggest ID" button to respond. This is a "great-crested flycatcher."

MrsPbio Black-and-Yellow Argiope Juvenile
Black-and-Yellow Argiope Juvenile commented on by MrsPbio Florida, USAa year ago

Hmm. Well. I can't get the ID to click. so here's the bugguide.com link:
https://bugguide.net/node/view/186003

MrsPbio Black-and-Yellow Argiope Juvenile
Black-and-Yellow Argiope Juvenile commented on by MrsPbio Orlando, Florida, USAa year ago

I saw this again, and thought "now who on earth ever thought that was a golden orb?" Then I opened it and.... it was me. Oooops.. It IS an immature orb-weaver, but NOT a golden orb. I believe it is an immature Argiope aurantia. Check the link I gave in the ID.

Sorry! I'm actually embarrassed by my incorrect ID!

MrsPbio Florida Bark Scorpion
Florida Bark Scorpion commented on by MrsPbio Florida, USAa year ago

Oh my WORD! Look at all the babies!!!! What an awesome find!

MrsPbio Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting commented on by MrsPbio Tennessee, USAa year ago

Love that white jumping spider! So cute!