Wildlife in our gardens


#1243

I kind of know how you feel. My kids sometimes thought I was so mean not to let them have a pet when they were young. I didn’t want to tell them I wouldn’t know what to do if I get attached to a pet and then it dies, the animal’s lifespan is much shorter than human. I preferred not to have to face it.
When my daughter was little, there was a tiny grasshopper on the guava tree. She named it “George” and came out every late afternoon to talk to him. George liked the young guava leaves and ate a lot, but the guava tree was still little. One day I moved him to the mandarin tree next to it. He didn’t eat anything that day so I put him back onto the guava tree. My daughter kept visiting him everyday until he wasn’t there anymore. She was heart broken. I let her have two red ear sliders later because they can live a long life. They are still here with us.


#1244

It is very hard to lose pets but they give you soooo much in their lifetime that it is worth it! Especially if you rescue one from a shelter and give them someone to love!!


#1245

Find a few friendly snakes!


#1246

Ringnecks! I love those little boogers


#1247

The Cardinal somehow like to hang out in my fig pots area.


#1248

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#1249

If you are going so far as posting photos of ticks i am going to post photos of my cats death art addition to my garden!


#1250

Say hello to my little friends! Lol


#1251

This guy hated me coming near. But he couldn’t resist the dessert!


#1252

A few visitors today


#1253

Anyone can identify this little guy?JCS_2060 JCS_2059 JCS_2055 JCS_2053 JCS_2052


#1254

Looks like an ash throated flycatcher.


#1255

It’s a little blurry but he has a fly in his mouth here. Or maybe some other bug but I think it’s a fly…The Hummingbird came back too…


#1256

A osprey with two ckicks nesting by a friends house. Dad just finished bringing home an ineresting fish for their lunch. May 29 12:30. Live cam


#1257

Hunting…JCS_2066 JCS_2065 JCS_2064


#1258

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Cicadas making their return.


#1259

Nasty noisy suckers…


#1260

Nice looking oak snake almost got destroyed by the mower. Glad I saw him at the last second…


#1261

He looks too much like a copperhead to suit me.


#1262

Not near as pretty as a copperhead lol.