This page features the "bug" pictures from the Marshland, 3/2008. The Marshland Flower page has a bee not shown here, though.
All this info paraphrased from Gil! Very likely Dolomedes triton, the Six-spotted Fishing Spider which is found over the eastern two-thirds of the U.S. Family Pisauridae (the "nursery web spiders"), Genus Dolomedes, of which there are 15 quite similar species in the United States. It matches the appearance of the six-spotted fishing spider in my "Spiders and Their Kin" book, also.
Nikon 300mm F4 ED lens! Hand-held, 1/350s at f10.
A number of dragon fly and damselfly pictures that used to be here have moved to the page above.
This is from the 4/11/2008 excursion using the 300mm lens. Gil Notes: ...a worn, old, muddy Common snapping turtle, Chelydra serpentina serpentina. Notice the leech on the side of its carapace.
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See also: Nature Hike, The Woodlands, TX
Marshland Flower Pictures are Here
Damsel Fly on Texas Bluebonnet
Valentine Damselflies (mating)
Blue Dasher Dragonfly- Wild Eye Colors
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from 4/11/2008, Gil Says: Southern prairie skink, Eumeces septentrionalis obtusirostris.
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