Bird species #87 for our farm — Hermit Thrush.
Belated fall color in a sweet gum tree.
Harper finds a Western Ribbon Snake, who is not happy to be found.
The snake — about twice as big as the one that was on the sidewalk near the house a few weeks ago.
Spider egg sac in a yaupon shrub.
Two Red Admiral butterflies, as well as flies and wasps, were drawn to sap dripping from a sapsucker’s holes in an oak. This picture shows how well camouflaged the butterfly is.
A small spider finds shelter in the curl of a dead leaf.
Hidden in the leaf.
This spider was only about 1/4 inch long.
Hollow carapace of a cicada. Who knows how long it’s been clinging to this grass blade?
A young millipede at the end of a branch. All the leaves were eaten and I think I know who ate them.
Calm stare of a Great Horned Owl. Notice that its back is facing us and it has turned its head around 180 degrees.
All of these are from the last three days of warm and sunny weather. A cold front is supposed to blow in this weekend, and I am curious to see what changes it will cause in the wildlife.