Zach Chapman | @galactic_naturalist

A little #bewickswren that was also found at #tccsouthcampus #tuesday. This guy had just #killed himself a #bug or something. Not sure what it was it was too #faroff from where I was #sitting. This is a #first for my ...
A little #harrisssparrow I got on #tuesday at #tccsouthcampus. These guys are one of the most #common #sparrows we get at the #campus. These guys are often seen #feeding with the #fieldsparrows that come in. If I see a group ...
A nice little #male #northerncardinal who thought he was #hidingaway from me. This guy was really #bright with some real #shiny red #plumage. These guys are a #common #sight #everywhereigo. It just isn't a #hike without a #cardinal on your ...
A little #fieldsparrow that was out #foraging on #tuesday at #tccsouthcampus. This guy was with a bunch of #darkeyedjuncos and #harrisssparrows. This guy was heading back to the #flowerbed all #fluffed and everything. This guy kind of looked #grumpy in ...
A whole bunch of #americangoldfinches I took on #tuesday #tccsouthcampus. These guys were all #huddled together in this tree all #fluffed out trying to keep warm from the #coldsnap we have been under for the last couple of days. There ...
A #bluejay I #captured holding some kind of #nut. This bird looked totally #happy and #thrilled with his #catch. He had his #crest up and everything. I like #bluejays a lot. This was a much #better photo than what I ...
A little #orangecrownedwarbler I #photographed as soon as I opened the door of the car when I returned home #today. This guy was looking for #food or something. These guys are not the #showiest of the #warblers but they are ...
A shot of me back in #2017 after a hard day of #volunteering at the #fortworthnaturecenterandrefuge. Here I am standing in front of the #americanbison #range. This place has a lot to #offer and is full of really neat #wildlife ...
Not my #usual thing to #photograh but #tuckertowerlakemurray is one of my #favorite places to #visit in #oklahoma. I don't travel to Oklahoma that often but I do love the #historicalsites it has to #offer. I may be a #naturalist ...
This #beetle is in the #genus #pasimachus. This was one of the #first #beetles that I #photographed in #2015. This was at #dogwoodcanyonauduboncenter. This guy was quite #large and had a #huge set of #jaws or #mandibles. This guy was ...
This was a #latenight visitor we got back in #2016. This little #roughearthsnake was #slithering on one of our bags of #peatmoss. We get a lot of #visitors at our #mulch and #moss bags in the #summer. Most of which ...
Here is #mallophorafautrix. This is a type of #robberfly. This guy was on my #roseofsharon #althea when we found him. At first glance I nearly #mistook it for a #bumblebee. In the #insect game #lookscanbedeceiving. The one thing about #robberflies ...
Here is cool #moth I #photographed back during the #2017 #citynaturechallenge. This is called a #commonidiamoth. This is one of the most #beautiful moths I have ever seen. It may not be the #most #colorful but the #pattern is really ...
Here is a photo of me at the #fortworthbotanicgarden. I mainly come here for #meetings and stuff now. This was taken right after an #ecosummit meeting with our friends from #teamingwithwildlife a year in a half before I became a ...
Here we have a #lovely #rubythroatedhummingbird I #photographed back in the #summer of #2015 during my #trip to #pinnaclemountainstatepark in #arkansas. There were a bunch of these little guys #flyingabout #feeding at the #welcome center feeders. They went on about ...
A #prime example of just how #effective #moth #camouflage is. It looks like a #leaf or #debris but this is a #thinlinedowletmoth. I shot this during the #2017 #citynaturechallenge. I #forgot I had photos from #dogwoodcanyonauduboncenter. I love my #insect ...
This interesting #insect is called a #longneckseedbug. This one was #photographed last year during #citynaturechallenge #2017. These guys are a #commonoccurrence at my #birdfeeders. They are a #truebug that feeds on seeds. #wrens and other birds love to eat these ...
A really cool #spider I #photographed on top of my #moms red #car. This is a #gardenghostspider. I photographed it #standing one of the #backtires with a #flashlight in my #left #hand and the camera in my #right hand. This ...
This is a #photo of me at some #park during the #citynaturechallenge #2017. I love these shots of me getting the #shots that I bring to you. I was #studying this #milkweed called #antelopehorns. It was in a #nice #slice ...
A #greaterearlesslizard I #photographed a couple of years back in #texas #hillcountry. These guys were mainly #basking in the sun at #inkslakestatepark. I had not #encountered the #species before but they remain one of my #favorite #lizards on my #lifelist. ...
Here is a #recent #shot I took at #tccsoutheastcampus one day this week. These #northernshovlers were showing off their #curious #feedingbehavior. These guys #swim in a #circle and #sift #particles of food into their mouths. The #females lead the #males ...
My #aunt once again proved she is the #bestauntever. She presented me with a late #christmasgift. This is my #latest #startrek50thanniversary #buildabear #spockbear. It has a sound chip that plays the #startrektos #theme. This is one of the best #gifts ...
A #little #mournfulthyrismoth I #photograhws at #bobjonesnaturecenter in #southlake. This #species is very small but very #easy to see when #flying. They are surprisingly very #active during the day. Many of your #flowermoths are. This one is one of the ...
Another nice #photo I got of a #greategret and my first #lifer of #2018 the #blackcrownednightheron. This was near a #rookery and there were #dozens of #herons and #egrets #yesterday at #whiterocklake. Good thing I went to see what I ...
A little #coypu or #nutria I #photographed #yesterday at #whiterocklake in #dallas. This guy looked like a #beaver when he popped his head out of the water. It wasn't until he #crawled up on the #land that I knew what ...
A mini #greatwhiteshark #figurine I got a couple of years ago. I love my #shark and #oceanlife #collectables. To #saveouroceans is very important to me and many others. One of my favorite quotes comes to mind when I think about ...
Here is one of my #alltimefavorite #tshirts. I love the movie #jaws it has been a #favorite #movie of mine since #highschool. This is the shirt I mentioned last post that would look good with my #hammerhead shirt and my ...
A photograph of another #chirstmasgiftshirt I got this year. It was kind of hard to take because the #hammerhead sharks are very #small. I had to take the #pocket to get the best shot. My #aunt knows me very well. ...
Got this new #naturethemed #batman #tshirt. I love that they are real creatures dressed as the #capedcrusaders. I think the #robin is a #europeanrobin. I had my eye on this shirt for a while. It cracked me up when I ...
A little #americanrubyspotdamselfly here just wishing you a #merrychristmas and #happyholidays. Have a great rest of your #2017 year and have a very happy #newyear. My #adventures are far from over. There is my more #nerd and #wildlife fun to ...

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