Category Archive: herps

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

The Emotional Life of Lizards

Here in the Houston area, we have these little anole lizards everywhere, basking on fence posts, leaping through rose bushes, surveying their lizardly kingdoms from tree trunks.   I have lived here for almost… Continue reading

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A Target-Rich Environment

Walking down by the creek today, I hardly knew where to turn my camera. All kinds of creatures were buzzing and fluttering around, and the light was perfect.

December Highlights

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… Continue reading

It’s Like They Know It’s NaBloPoMo

November is National Blog Posting Month.  This year I decided to try to do a post a day for the whole month, and great creatures keep popping up for their turns to be… Continue reading

My Favorite Snake

My favorite snake showed up the other morning. I love the bright turquoise stripes on this Western Ribbonsnake, and the beautiful lines it forms as it moves. The last time I saw this… Continue reading

New Snake ID

Early the other morning, my husband stuck his head out the door to survey the rain, and noticed a snake on the porch.  He alerted me and I ran for the camera. The… Continue reading

The Unbearable Cuteness of Tree Frogs

  This is either a Common Gray Treefrog or a Cope’s Gray Treefrog.  Even though they have gray in their name, they can be brown or green or blotchy.  One characteristic that helps… Continue reading