The sun wasn't scheduled to make an appearance today, so I didn't think I'd make it out to shoot any pictures. But when the clouds broke a little bit around 3:00 this afternoon, I decided to make a run over to the Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area just to see what I could see.
Like Hagerman, our heavy spring rains have put much of this place under water. Egrets and herons were present, but too far off for me to get any decent shots. But that doesn't mean I didn't find other subjects!
Eastern Phoebe, I believe.
Winecup, which was growing in thick patches.
Ladybug on a stalk of grass.
Black swallowtail on a thistle.
Monarch, enjoying some coneflower in the prairie garden by the Cicada Trail head.
Harvestmen. I didn't know they hung out in big groups like this.
I also ran into a bobcat and armadillo during the afternoon. But the bobcat bounded away before I could get a shot and the armadillo was foraging in tall grass. I enjoyed seeing them, even if I couldn't get photos.
Back in January on my first visit to LLELA, I was looking forward to coming back when there was more water. Now, I'm hoping for less!