Fauna

We start with 50,000 bachelor Freetail bats under the 281 and 37 freeways

This red-hot dragonfly we see daily is our Gravatar :

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which leads us to the category of flying insects (all shots MTK)

starting with the intricate cicadas that are so loud in August

NOTE: was informed by Bill Reynolds @NCBugs that this is

Tibicen resh – Western Dusk Singing Cicada

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and a predator that ensnares them all: the wolf spider

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The hummingbird that visited us in Japanese garden at San Antonio Botanical

is a good segue into avians:

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and some avians thriving at our local zoo

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in fact here’s some stills and video of lots of fauna thriving at SA Zoo

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so we should also include our neighbors at Sea World:

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and those color-rich, transplanted poison dart frogs can lead us to local reptiles:

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and the white-tailed deer herd we’ve been studying for years:

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