During our short stay in Florida, we had all sorts of critters come to visit the backyard. There were many species of wild birds as well as eastern cottontails (Sylvilagus floridanus). On a more interesting note, we spotted several species of snakes, the most fascinating being the black racer (Coluber constrictor priapus) and a couple […]
Nature & Wildlife
This category contains posts that are related to the nature and wildlife found where I live. I write about birds, insects, animals and the
beauty in nature that surrounds me.
A close-up of a female northern cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis). A red-bellied woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) climbing a red pine tree (Pinus resinosa). A mourning dove (Zenaida macroura) in the grass (Poaceae). A turkey vulture (Cathartes aura)) eating an animal carcass. A male northern cardinal perching on a branch. A mourning dove perching on the branch of […]
While we were living in Florida, this gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus) lived in one of the empty lots across the street. It would come over to our side of the street and eat the grass. As long as it lives in the lot across the street, it won’t be able to be built on. In […]