Category Archive: herps

Smith Oaks Rookery

Six years ago I went on a birding bus trip and got to see the Smith Oaks Rookery in High Island, Texas.  It was amazing to see of hundreds of giant nests stacked… Continue reading

Green Tree Frog

Yesterday was a cool and cloudy day with the promise of rain, so I took advantage of the weather to work in the woods.  I was down in the creek bed, pulling some… Continue reading

Pairs

Eyes

After being at the International Quilt Festival all day, my eyes are about to close. So I will leave you with some eyes that are wider awake than I am.  You can click… Continue reading

Summer Can Take a Toll

It’s not the heat OR the humidity — it’s the territorial disputes and the predators that can really wear you down!

The Rat Place at the Rat Time

Just a few days after I saw the Corn Snake, I saw a snake swimming across our pond.  One thing I’ve noticed is that some snakes swim with just their heads out of… Continue reading

Corn Snake. Maybe.

The other evening I had just settled down on our little dock, glass of wine in one hand and cell phone in the other.  I was enjoying a nice chat with our daughter… Continue reading

Ornate Box Turtle

Our dog Harper found a box turtle in the hay pasture this week, which was a very exciting find.  While we have dozens of pond turtles, (tons of Red-eared Sliders, and a few,… Continue reading

Curiosity Caught the Skink

During warm weather, I usually see a few skinks on my daily walk.  Mostly I just see a blur of motion, as something about the size and color of an earthworm whisks itself… Continue reading

Snakes So Far This Year

When my dog, Harper, was younger, she barked indiscriminately at every animal she found.  Then she figured out that if it was a snake, I would make her come away from it, and… Continue reading