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

The Return of the Red-tail

The Red-tailed Hawk was back today, and while I did not get nice sharp pictures like I did the last time it visited, I got some of it taking flight. Hawks show so… 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

Biodiversity Walk May 2016

Wildlife everywhere!  But too busy to stay still for my camera.  Here are some of the creatures I spotted during a 3-hour walk. Now I’m going to cheat a little bit — I… 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

A Whole Day of Photographic Delight

On Saturday I got to spend a whole day at our place in the Texas Hill Country — with nothing to do but take pictures!  What heaven! Now since I don’t get out… Continue reading

Host and Guests – Showy Primrose

Who is out and about in the Showy Primrose flowers? Another great nymph photo on BugGuide.net. This beetle is named for the Stillingia plant it is often found on. More information about it… Continue reading

I See Where You Get Your Good Looks

The other day I spotted these ornate caterpillars while I was weeding the garden. I was able to find out that they are the larvae of the Common Buckeye, which seems apt, because… Continue reading

Questions and Answers

Biodiversity Walk April 2016

Early in each month, I take a walk and see how many different species I can spy in an hour or two.  Here are some of the ones who held still for the… Continue reading