Black Creek Lake

July 1st was such an amazing day with the low temperatures at Black Creek Lake. Yes, I still am hoping for another one of those days soon. However it looks like the forecast is predicting HOT.

Black Creek Lake shone quietly with clouds reflected on the surface on July 1st.

The American Germander (Teucrium canadense) is having a good year despite the lack of rain. A bumble bee was happy for that as well.

The cattails made for great perches for the Halloween Pennants! There are two general types of dragonflies, perchers and fliers. In today’s post are a few of the perchers. A percher will perch and then fly out to catch its prey or to mate. Fliers (as example Darners) do a lot of well, flying. And thus much harder to photograph.

A Calico Pennant (Celithemis elisa) allowed for me to get close.
The Checkered Setwing (Dythemis fugax) were a little harder to photograph. Thank goodness for zoom.

Western Ironweed has started to bloom! A great plant for the summer heat. Though its leaves will droop in the heat.

An Ambush Bug (Phymata) caught a Phaon Crescent on Frogfruit (Phyla nodiflora). The Frogfruit is the Phaon Crescent’s host plant.

This colorful small flea beetle (Kuschelina gibbitarsa) is often found in wet areas.

A wonderful place to visit Black Creek Lake on the LBJ NG!

Everyone stay cool!

Some Newts Lay a Hundred Eggs That Never Hatch. No One Knows Why.

Ticks use static electricity to jump on faraway hosts

Keep looking!

The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know


  1. Black creek lake is a beautiful place. Ive seen lots of really great things there. Anytime is a good time to go.

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