Shadowbend Marshland Experience, The Woodlands
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Dragonfly and Damselfly Pictures

Broad-banded Water Snake Pictures Here

Damselfly on an Iris Bud - scroll down to see super close-up

This page features the "bug" pictures from the Marshland, 3/2008.  The Marshland Flower page has a bee not shown here, though.

Six-spotted Fishing Spider

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.

Dragonfly and Damselfly Pictures

A number of dragon fly and damselfly pictures that used to be here have moved to the page above.

Broad-banded Water Snake Pictures Here

Snapping Turtle

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.


Related Pictures Below

See also: Nature Hike, The Woodlands, TX

Marshland Flower Pictures are Here

Damsel Fly on Texas Bluebonnet

Valentine Damselflies (mating)

from 4/11/2008

Blue Dasher Dragonfly- Wild Eye Colors

from 4/11/2008

Animal Photos (Dick Locke's Critter Links)


from 4/11/2008, Gil Says: Southern prairie skink, Eumeces septentrionalis obtusirostris.

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