Almost stepped on this little guy. Smallest skink I have ever seen.
I found this one plant on my property where we had scattered native grass seeds. I figure it was in the packet by accident. Any guesses?
I took a bunch of pics of this flighty butterfly to get these now so great pics.
Thanks for the help IDing this thing. I have always liked odd-ball plants, so this one fits fine. It is an eye-catcher and does stink to attract flies as pollinators as can be seen in the pics.
I was given this plant a couple years ago but the owner didn't know just what it is so I am putting it out to see if anyone might recognize it even before the bud opens since the leaves are visible and the bud is rather distinctive. It looks like it may open any day now.
The person who gave it to me said they called it a death plant and I can't remember why they decided on such a strange name.
I don't like to add observations without a picture, but I saw this one while I was driving and didn't have a camera with me anyway. It was the first time I saw one of these still alive as far as I know.
In my travels between the house and the barn I kept hearing the alert call of the junco so I looked around and found several jumping around int the bushes and trees.
I saw this one in an ironing board I have in the carport and first thought it was a skink. When I got a better look I realized it was an alligator lizard.
We first saw this little guy in our cottonwood tree and then it flew over to the chicken coop. It wasn't scared of us so I picked it up and put it in the coop. We didn't know what it was so I took some pics and sent them to the local bird rescue group and they said it was a rock or band-tailed pigeon but it was too young for them to make a good ID. When I told them how it had drunk water by just putting its beak in the water without lifting its head, they said that is how pigeons do it. They suggested we release it where we had first seen it and so I did and that is the last picture in the tree.
belly color doesn't touch eye, eye doesn't extend past head overhead profile equals rough-skinned newt
I saw this on the front door screen. I guess it was cold since I could move it around without it wanting to fly away.
This looks like some kind of Rosaceae/berry.