Category Archives: Prairie

Giant Robber Fly of the Great Plains – Microstylum morosum

Early in July, while walking the Oak Motte and Deer Mouse Trails at the Ft. Worth Nature Center & Refuge, I was surprised by the largest Robber Fly that I have ever seen. I estimated at the time that it … Continue reading

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Ft. Worth Prairie, Part_2

There has been and probably always will be confusion over the names of ‘Snow on the Mountain’ vs. ‘Snow on the Prairie’. I hope this will help clear up some of the confusion about what plants were seen on the … Continue reading

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Ft. Worth Prairie, Part_1

Yesterday (Oct. 10, 2009), our Cross Timbers Master Naturalist Class went on a ‘Prairie Field Trip’. The prairie was located on the 2200 acre Bear Creek Ranch in southeast Parker county, Texas. Location – 32° 37.5′ N,  97° 37.5′ W. … Continue reading

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