True Texas Photography by Tim Harris

Highlighting my local habitat 48 miles at a time

Map of my commute from Haslet to Frisco Texas

True Texas is my a collection of flower, bird, and nature photography taken along a 48 mile route encompassing my commute from Haslet to Frisco Texas each day. Now accepting orders. Stay tuned!

  • 1. Home (Haslet, Texas)

    Haslet, Texas is the most unique place in North Texas. Nestled away between Highway 35, a speedway, and distribution facilities is lush habitat for waterbirds and migratory birds in the form of ponds and large oak trees. I’ve seen several lifers (birds I have never seen before) at one pond a mile from my house including a Common Yellowthroat, Leconte's sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, and Marsh Wren.

  • 2. Denton Creek

    I became a birder at Denton Creek. On my first Global Big Day I had counted 24 lifers. My favorite time visiting the creek is during the summer where I gaze at the Indigo, Painted Buntings, and White-eyed Vireos. I observed an increase in Yellow-rumped Warblers, Purple Finches, and White-throated Sparrows due to flooding earlier in 2019.

  • 3. Lake Grapevine

    A great place to photograph shorebirds, waterbirds, blue birds, and hawks during the fall.

  • 4. Hall Park (Frisco, Texas)

    I work in a building complex nestled away in lush local tree canopies and ponds hosting Blue Herons, Little Blue Herons, Green Herons, Great and Snowy Egrets. Come early summer the area comes alive in vibrant colors from butterflies and well-maintained flowers. Hall Park hosts migratory birds fall and winter.


True Texas Flowers

  • Red flower
  • Two White Flowers
  • Blue Bonnet
  • Pastel Rose
  • Wild Purple Flower
  • Wall to Wall flower
  • Purple Flower Profile
  • Purple flower maco
  • Raindrops on rose
  • A Rose Dream Rose
  • Two roses from garden
  • Pink Rose 2
  • Pink Rose
  • Two Pink Roses
  • Two Pink Roses Redeux

True Texas Birds

  • Mockingbird on Visitor Parking Sign
  • A White-throated Sparrow
  • Common Yellowthroat
  • An Eastern Phoebe
  • Field Sparrow
  • A Snowy Egret
  • Swamp Sparrow 2
  • A Blue Heron
  • Field Sparrow 2
  • Green Heron
  • Harris Sparrow
  • Lincoln Sparrow
  • Family of Mallards
  • A Savannah Sparrow
  • A Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
  • Song Sparrow 1
  • Song Sparrow 2
  • Song Sparrow 3
  • Blue Jay perched
  • Swamp Sparrow

True Texas Bugs

  • Bee on Flower
  • Butterfly on Flower
  • Butterfly on Flower 2
  • Dragonfly on twig
  • Beetle in flower