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Challenge for Charity July 2010, Winner Patricia Huss, Beneficiary-Rio Grande Nature Center

Challenge for Charity July 2010, Winner Patricia Huss, Beneficiary-Rio Grande Nature Center

[Updated with winning charity, 8-17-2010]

Our winner this month is Patricia Huss. I will go ahead and post the answers so that we can get started on this month’s Challenge. (Patricia, let me know which charity you choose!)

And now, without further delay – the answers:

Challenge for Charity July Picture 1

Picture 1 | Plano, TX | Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea)

Picture 1 Question: Name this bird!

Picture 1 Answer: Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea)

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Challenge for Charity July 2010 Picture 2

Picture 2 | Plano, TX | Leaf-footed bug, Leptoglossus sp.

Picture 2 Question: Name this bug!

Picture 3 Answer: This is one of the True Bugs, Genus Leptoglossus (pretty sure), species? Maybe fulvicornis, but I’m way out of my league here. The common name, “leaf-footed bug,” works as an answer!

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Challenge for Charity July 2010 Picture 3

Picture 3 | Plano, TX | bores

Picture 3 Question: What in the world has happened to this Shumard Red Oak (Quercus shumardii) limb?

Question 3 Answer: Bores!  Bores are the larvae of several kinds of insects, including beetles and sawflies.

Challenge for Charity July 2010 Bonus Question

Bonus Question | Plano, TX | nymph

Bonus Question: What is the name for a grasshopper in this stage of development?

Bonus Question Answer: nymph.

Stay tuned for the August Challenge for Charity, will be posted soon!

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