Category Archive: wildlife

Mole vs. Mole Cricket

Two subterranean and rarely seen creatures have appeared on the surface lately, one just tumbling around in the yard on a warm evening, and one in a big tub of rain water.  New… 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

Early November Afternoon

A wealth of wildlife this afternoon… Besides these, there were others who didn’t stay still for a picture – Eastern Bluebirds, Pine Warblers, a Ground Skink, and two small Southern Leopard Frogs.

Two Changes for You, One for Me

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Singular Sensation.” Three suggestions for nature encounters: One) Keep an open mind. If you are a person who is afraid of nature — of spiders,… Continue reading

Down by the Creek in Late September

The weather has been cloudy but hot and still the last few days.  We are supposed to be getting moisture blowing in from the Gulf of Mexico, and I am ready for the… Continue reading

Galveston Island

My husband had a trade show to attend on Galveston Island, and I tagged along.  It’s about 2 1/2 hours from where we live (if traffic is good).  We have been there dozens… Continue reading

Breezy Green

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Monochromatic.” The first cool breeze of fall brought in a Great Egret. The tip from Jen Hooks’ photo prompt that helped me the most was… Continue reading

Breakfast with the Birds

  Both of these species show up here occasionally.  It was a treat to see them together.  

One Log, A Lot of Visitors

The Anhinga from Sunday came back on Monday, and thoughtfully presented me with a different angle to capture.  That same day, the juvenile Little Blue Heron and a Great Blue Heron landed on… Continue reading

Twenty Minutes of Wildlife

On Labor Day, I stepped outside about 5 PM, to feed the sheep before heading to a concert at a local winery.  In a late-flowering boneset plant, I noticed a large dark shape… Continue reading