Category Archives: Animals and Insects

Still Hanging Around

The Praying Mantis’ are still hanging around my yard. Today I photographed 2, one hanging upside down on my car window (picture to blurry to post) and one hanging around the luffa vine.

Speaking of luffas they are still growing like crazy. I can not put my fingers around it anymore.

Here are 4 more that are going just as fantasticad as the first 2. So in total I have 7 luffas growing.

There is one that is not doing to much growing.

This one started at the same time as my 2 large luffas. For some reason it is not growing at the same rate.

More gardening updates coming soon.

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Here A Gobble There A Gobble….

….And a gobble gobble everywhere.

This is just a small sample of the turkeys that like to visits my yard for the morning and midday snack of birdseed.

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The Elusive Visitor

For me it is hard to capture the Swallowtail Butterfly as they do not sit still for long.

I managed to capture this beauty taking a quick break on my watermelon leaves.

He/She even decided to pay me little personal visit. Excuse my PJ’s😉

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A Miniature Martian

A Silver Spotter Skipper Caterpillar. This little guy will turn into a skipper butterfly.

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A Pleasant Surprise

While out in the yard today I was debating on what to photography before my work day starts. After assessing my options between the vegetables, hummingbirds or flowers, I decided on the Indigo plant.

The striking dark color of the berries contrasting with the dying leaves and green background I thought it would make a great muse for a few minutes.

Then i saw my fisfirst Praying Mantis abs as i moved areound i see 3 more. There were 4 Praying Mantis on the Indigo plant. I have never seen more then one at a time. It is usually one or maybe, if I am lucky, 2 in a season. This was a pleasant and well need surprise.

The fourth picture was too blurry to post.

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McFly

Do you see the yellow McDonalds arch?

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It’s This Way Dear

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Tightly Rolled

I cleaned out the weeds in the raised garden bed that was suppose to have cabbage in it but…. the worms, rodents or something ate them all down to the stem. So it became a great place for weeds to grow.

After I finished this particular area I find these two worms all nicely rolled up.

I have not been able to find out what types of caterpillars these are or what they will turn into… butterfly or moth. If you know please let me know.

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Turning Over a Brick

While cutting the grass today I had to move a brick and when I turned it over I find these 2 snails just resting there.

The official name for snails is gastropod mollusks. Click the link to learn some interesting facts.

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Feeling Crabby Part 2

Arai and I edited some of the video I took of the crabs on the beach here in Outer Bank NC.  Video is a minute long.

 

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