Wildlife in our gardens


#743

White ladybug larvae


#744

Catalpa worms , they have completely stripped the tree of its leaves. One was host to parasitic wasps


#745

They like to clean our fruit trees .
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#746

Friendly!


#747

too friendly! i have the black currant jam to go w/ the venison! need to thin some of them out!


#748

Dinner…


#749

They born there and so hungry . I did not get mad with them .


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#751

I hope it was a damrabbit


#752

Rodent patrol … courtesy of Janet of course :heart:


#753

Those eyes aren’t going to miss the slightest movement…!!


#754

I’ve notice an abundance of butterflies in our yard the last couple weeks…zebras longwings, monarchs, sulfurs and today this giant swallow that was on my lemon tree…


#755

Great photo!


#756

Redtailed hawk - dark phase, looking back from perch on a nearby telephone pole. Janet’s photography of course!


#757

Not quite in the garden but just around the corner. These guys almost fell on me out of a tree while I was picking Beauty Berries. The snake was wrapped around the squirrel! when they hit the ground no more than 2-3 feet away from me. I shot it before i even knew what it was…Yes it scared the Poo-Poo outta me when it happened…


#758

I’d cherish a squirrel-hunting snake!


#759

I do! Unfortunately my being freaked out I just kind of automatically shot it. I think it’s just an Oak snake. We have a lot of cottonmouth here though and I’m always loaded and ready just in case. Seems the squrriel had a bad day and it just morphed into a bad day for the snake…lol


#760

These are not who you want mad at you! These are not the same as the wasps above!


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#761

Thankfully these do not do the damage of the 17 year cicada.


#762

As I walked by one of my muscadine vines I notice six quail busy eating the drops. They only appeared to be interested in the ones that had fallen. These moved when I got a couple of yards away but they never took flight. Now I’m wondering if these were pen raised and had been released.