It was still cool so it wasn't moving much making for an easy picture.
I am pretty sure it is a southern species, though we have both northern and southern here.
Just saw the flowers and small leaves, but no butterfly so far.
I wish the picture was better, but it was low light and my flash was too bright. This was the smallest one we saw.
I think on oak.
Found under a rock
this was the second of several red-bellied we saw just after the rains came.
lots of eggs noted. Water had only been back in the pond for a few days.
no mating seen.
Just a couple newts seen. None were mating.
many pairs taking advantage of the new water in the pond.
hoping for butterflies to find this this year. Maybe I will look for some eggs where I collected this three years ago.
This was not here a couple days ago, so the carcass was stripped very quickly. The stomach was full of acorns.
Motion and sound caught my attention and so I looked up into the black walnut tree to see two flickers. I could see one was a male calling and displaying to a female. A second flicker arrived and I thought it was another male, but looking at the pictures, I think it was another female checking out the male.
It looks like several of these are nesting under my mother's tile roof. I want to call it a robin but will take suggestions.
This pic is pretty worthless since it could just as well be a photo of an alien, but it is all I got.