Domesticated Swan Goose

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Domesticated Swan Goose (Anser cygnoides domesticus) Origin: North America Sighted at: Texas Farmer’s Market at Mueller, Austin, TX Another Sunday, another visit to the market! This time I got to meet one of the many geese that swim in the lake more »

Ring-necked Duck

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Ring-necked Duck (Aythya collaris) Origin: North America Sighted at: Texas Farmer’s Market at Mueller, Austin, TX Let’s start off the New Year with a some frosty friends! I spotted these ducks at the farmer’s market on a chilly, chilly morning here more »

2017 in Review

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Here’s five things I did in 2017 that I’m proud of: Dark Sun Campaign I wrapped “Dust to Dust,” a 3-year-long D&D campaign that was streamed each week for hundreds of viewers. My friends and I told an epic story more »

Ruddy Turnstone

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Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres) Origin: Northern Hemisphere (spends summers in Arctic climes, winters in the subtropics) Sighted at: St Johns County Ocean Pier, St Augustine, FL Another shot from my trip to St Augustine. I’ve seen (and shot) the Ruddy Turnstone more »

Boat-tailed Grackle

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Common Grackle (Quiscalus major) Origin: Southeastern United States coastlines Sighted at: St Johns County Ocean Pier, St Augustine, FL A new species of grackle that I’d never seen before! These coastal birds can be distinguished from their common cousins by their dark more »

Common Grackle

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Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) Origin: North America Sighted at: St Johns County Ocean Pier, St Augustine, FL Grackles are a very common sight here in Austin, but I was amazed and delighted to find them all over St Augustine, as well! This more »

Gopher Tortoise

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Gopher Tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus) Origin: Southeastern United States Sighted at: Anastasia State Park, St Augustine, FL While visiting St Augustine, my father and I went to the nearby state park on Anastasia Island! This park is known for its seaside view, its more »

Eastern Grey Squirrel

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Eastern Grey Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) Origin: Eastern and Midwestern United States Sighted at: Flagler College, St Augustine, FL While staying in St Augustine, my family and I stayed at a lovely downtown rental property that was right next to historic Flagler College! more »

Brown Anole

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Brown Anole (Anole sagrei) Origin: Temperate North American climates Sighted at: Castillo de San Marcos, St Augustine, FL Last week, I went to St Augustine to celebrate the wedding of my sister, Kyle! No visit to St Augustine is complete with a more »

Hill Country Visit 2017

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Google Maps is, perhaps, my most beloved app on my phone. I use others more regularly, and with greater urgency, but Google Maps allows me to punch in a brand-new destination that I’ve never been to and tells me precisely more »