Wildlife in our gardens


#141

They’re working hard but be careful with your new friend .

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#142

absolutely love these pictures!!


#143

Monarchs! Well pre-monarchs!..:wink:



#144

On milkweed no less!


#145

I was checking for milkweed too. The milkweed out here doesn’t look like that, so I was thinking it wasn’t.


#146

Species of Asclepias


#147

They’d better stay off my asclepias, of which only 2 overwintered and are yet too small for depredation.

They can have the syriaca and incarnata


#148

Dust on the leaves is from nearby masonry construction. :slight_smile:


#149

But syriaca is an asclepia … Asclepias syriaca.


#150

[facepalm] I saw your photo and was thinking of A tuberosa, which I am babying here


#151

Welcome visitors…some of my neighbor’s guinea fowl.

Not a great picture but they move pretty fast if you’re trying to get close to them. And this is probably why they move fast…


#152

That dog is having a blast…great shot of his hind legs/feet…!!


#153

He’s a wire dachshund…his front legs were prob off the ground also. :joy: Sometimes they chase him… :flushed:


#154

Last night, I was sitting on my patio with a laptop. Around midnight I heard an animal moving nearby, I thought it was my cat. When I looked at it, it was a skunk! It just walked through the patio (which was well lit by the way), maybe five feet from my chair, looked at me and went away. For a moment, I was scared it will spray me, but it didn’t seem to be disturbed a bit by my presence.


#155

:grinning: I love the dog on the attack :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:


#156

Great pictures Richard!


#157

Let sleeping snakes ly,


#158

Funny you should mention snakes. We caught this fellow sidling up the hill the other day. My wife wanted to run over it with the lawn mower, but I said let it go, it will eat the mice and other varmits. It’s not poisonous, think it’s a king or rat snake, or maybe a black racer.


#159

That’s what snakes are good for


#160

You can sometimes see 3 or 4 rabbits at a time in our yard. I wish the neighbors didn’t kill the coyotes.

Yesterday I was mowing the weeds close in my wood chip mulch and unearthed a salamander: