Time's limited, but there's been a few neat wildlife encounters.
It looked like the snakes got all the toads, but there's some medium-sized ones around now, so I guess it's The Next Generation, a wolfling generation raised without mothers.
But that yearning for maternal comfort seems universal.
"Momma, is it you?"
Speaking of those toad-eating serpents, I answered the front door the other day and found both a human and a snake.
Yet another garter snake, but an odd reddish colored one.
The garden yielded a so-called "hummingbird moth," a fascinating little insect.
Hovers like a hummingbird. Notice the long flexible tongue that sucks up nectar.
Nice stop action on the Mavica's part, 1/2000 second.
Lizards appear now and then. Not sure what this one is -- a skink of some kind? -- but it ran along the porch and Brenda spotted it.
A box turtle too:
Talk about your beady eyes...
Certainly not afraid to stick his neck out.
All for now, more wildlife as it appears...