Luna Moths are just awesome!
These wonders of nature never cease to amaze me!
Saw this beauty while canoeing at Herrick's Cove.
Watched this dude guarding his territory around a shed that was riddled with their drilled holes.
I picked a cherry tomato from my garden in early September, not realizing there was a Monarch chrysalis attached to it. I rigged up a way to let it hang free and kept it in my house. On 9/25 it began to emerge, which I noticed probably 2 or 3 hours after it began the process. Sadly, the butterfly didn't make it. It seemed to have become stuck and could not emerge.
This doe was attacked, probably by a coyote. Her tail was a stub of exposed bone and there were abrasions to her hind end and back leg. She came through my yard for several days, making short work of 2 bushes. The first day I saw her, the wounds seemed fairly new. Over the following days, she appeared to be healing and was moving without difficulty.
Interesting fungi on the cord wood.
This was seriously creepy! I knocked a mud wasp nest off the side of my house while standing on my back deck. About 30 of these spiders came cascading down from the nest, all still alive, but paralyzed.
Sadly, I hit this guy with my car. It didn't make it, but I was able to get a good pic.
Closest and best observation I've ever had of a black bear.
Strange looking moth!
One creepy sight! Poor Hornworm!
Baby American Toad, with baby Spotted Salamander. Found in the cord wood pile
"Theodore"... a very tame chipmunk who climbs into my lap for peanuts!
One long Tobacco Hornworm making short work of my cherry tomatoes!
Black Swallowtail and Monarch caterpillars in my garden.
Two babies found in my cord wood pile.