image of Bee Fly on leaf

    Bee Flies

    About 800 species in North America
    Photo of beefsteak plant showing upper leaves and flower cluster

    Beefsteak Plant

    Perilla frutescens
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    Edible

    Photo of a Bell's vireo perched on a small branch.

    Bell’s Vireo

    Vireo bellii
    Photo of prairie showing big bluestem leaves and flowering stalks

    Big Bluestem

    Andropogon gerardii
    Photo of bird's-foot trefoil, close-up of flower cluster.

    Bird’s-Foot Trefoil

    Lotus corniculatus
    Illustration of bitternut hickory leaves and nuts.

    Bitternut Hickory

    Carya cordiformis
    Illustration of black cherry leaves, flowers, fruits.

    Black Cherry

    Prunus serotina
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    Edible

    Illustration of black haw leaves, flowers, fruit.

    Black Haw

    Viburnum prunifolium
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    Edible

    Illustration of black hickory compound leaf and fruit.

    Black Hickory

    Carya texana
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    Edible

    Illustration of black locust leaves and flowers.

    Black Locust

    Robinia pseudoacacia
    Photo of black medick closeup of cloverlike yellow flowerhead

    Black Medick

    Medicago lupulina
    Photo of black mustard flower cluster

    Black Mustard

    Brassica nigra
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    Edible

    Illustration of black oak leaf.

    Black Oak

    Quercus velutina
    Photo of two black vultures standing on the ground

    Black Vulture

    Coragyps atratus
    Illustration of black walnut compound leaf and nuts.

    Black Walnut

    Juglans nigra
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    Edible

    Image of a black widow

    Black Widow Spiders

    Latrodectus mactans and L. variolus
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    Venomous

    Photo of a Black-and-Yellow Lichen Moth
    Image of a Black-Bordered Lemon Moth

    Black-Bordered Lemon Moth

    Marimatha nigrofimbria
    Black-capped chickadee image showing characters for identification.

    Black-Capped Chickadee and Carolina Chickadee

    Poecile atricapillus and P. carolinensis
    Photo of several black-eyed Susan flowers.

    Black-Eyed Susan

    Rudbeckia hirta
    Image of black-legged meadow katydid

    Black-Legged Meadow Katydid

    Orchelimum nigripes
    Photo of blackberry lily showing open and spent flowers and developing fruits.

    Blackberry Lily

    Iris domestica (formerly Belamcanda chinensis)
    Illustration of blackjack oak leaf.

    Blackjack Oak

    Quercus marilandica
    Photo of a meloe blister beetle, female, on ground

    Blister Beetles

    More than 400 species in North America north of Mexico
    image of greenbottle fly on carcass

    Blow Flies (Bottle Flies)

    About 84 species in North America.
    Photo of blue false indigo flowering stalk

    Blue False Indigo

    Baptisia australis
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    Poisonous

    Photo of a male blue grosbeak

    Blue Grosbeak

    Passerina caerulea (formerly Guiraca caerulea)
    Photo of blue jay perched on branch

    Blue Jay

    Cyanocitta cristata
    Photo of blue vervain flower clusters in a prairie

    Blue Vervain

    Verbena hastata
    Photo of blue-eyed grass flower closeup

    Blue-Eyed Grass

    Sisyrinchium campestre
    Photo of bobcat

    Bobcat

    Lynx rufus
    bobolink

    Bobolink

    Dolichonyx oryzivorus
    Photo of a bold jumping spider.

    Bold Jumper

    Phidippus audax
    Illustration of box elder leaves and fruits.

    Box Elder

    Acer negundo
    Illustration of bristly greenbrier leaves, flowers, fruit

    Bristly Greenbrier

    Smilax hispida (syn. S. tamnoides var. hispida)
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    Edible

    Bronze copper butterfly perched on a grass blade, wings closed

    Bronze Copper

    Lycaena hyllus (syn. Hyllolycaena hyllus; Lycaena thoe)
    Photograph of a Brown Creeper

    Brown Creeper

    Certhia americana
    Closeup of brown recluse spider on floor.

    Brown Recluse (Violin Spider)

    Loxosceles reclusa
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    Venomous

    Photo of a brown thrasher perched amid tree branches.

    Brown Thrasher

    Toxostoma rufum
    Photo of bushy clump of brown-eyed Susan plants.

    Brown-Eyed Susan

    Rudbeckia triloba
    Photo of male brown-headed cowbird

    Brown-Headed Cowbird

    Molothrus ater
    Photo of buffalo bur flower and leaves.

    Buffalo Bur (Kansas Thistle)

    Solanum rostratum
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    Poisonous

    Photo of a bull thistle flowerhead.

    Bull Thistle

    Cirsium vulgare
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    Edible

    photo of bumblebee on a wild rose flower

    Bumble Bees

    Bombus spp.
    Illustration of bur oak leaf.

    Bur Oak (Burr Oak)

    Quercus macrocarpa

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