Black Swallowtail Butterfly Laying Her Eggs

This lovely Black Swallowtail Butterfly has been flying around my deck all day long – especially the parsley. This is a female as she has a band of iridescent blue on her hindwings while males have a band of yellow. See how the lower part of her body is curved in as she lays her … Continue reading

Peek-A-Boo

Look who surprised me while I harvested my lettuce in one of my garden containers. As I started to cut this lettuce out he popped – some kind of a tree frog perhaps? He also looks like he’s shedding his skin! June 6th – I think my little guest is a Cope’s Gray Tree Fog. They … Continue reading

Turkeys, Turkeys and more Turkeys

A tradition in my family has always been centered around the turkey we have on Thanksgiving.  As a matter of fact we are very traditional!  There is always turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, stuffing, homemade rolls, and even green bean casserole.  The pumpkin pies always shine at our holiday table along … Continue reading

Baby Snapping Turtle

Oh happy days I saved a baby turtle today.  As I was just about to get into my car to run some errands, lo and behold I could see this baby turtle in my driveway.  Upon closer examination it is a snapper – a long ways from some water at least for a little guy … Continue reading