a previousely unrecorded behaviour..the ability to change color to blend in with dark colored vegetation..
On our green kitchen wall by the backdoor after planting purchased tomato plants. Insect relocated outside.
Oak limb fell from yesterdays 30 MPH winds. Cut-up and split limb for a fire tonight, [a second night dipping below Freezing (28F)]. This is a great hard word for a lasting fire.
These guys really hurt what remained in our cow pastures that were already scorched and dried out from the severe drought of 2011. Like other Ranchers, the cow were already sold, long pulled off the pastures, when these Armyworms arrived.
On one of the fruit trees.
Just finished cutting wood for this weekends' first freeze and 35(F) temperature drop tonight. spider was in chainsaw case.
Temperatures are dropping 20(F) degrees tomorrow night for our first freeze. Lots of critters are entering the house.
Temperatures are going to drop 20 (F) degrees tomorrow night for our first freeze. Critters are coming into the house. This Spider was safely captured and relocated outside under the porch.
My un-mowed spring front yard at 1515 hours, 16 MAR 2012
Tobacco Hornworm turns into a Carolina Sphinx (Manduca sexta)
Hornworms are one of the largest caterpillars in America.
It's not uncommon to find a Tobacco Hornworm on a tomato plant and a Tomato Hornworm on a tobacco plant.
Tobacco Hornworm has seven diagonal white stripes and a red horn and prefer the southern United States, (where this Hornworm was found).
Tomato Hornworm have V-shaped marks on each side and their horn is straighter and typically blue or black in color and prefer the northern US.
On Black New Foundland dog's forehead.
Found in house, missing leg. Creatures getting ready for storm late this evening.
I need help identifying this Katydid.
Feeding on the hummingbird feeder; we are expecting a terrible storm this evening, drizzle warm rain all day.
On side of house.
East Texas, came in with fresh cut roses from the backyard.
I believe this is a female Musca domestica; due to the space between the eyes.
0730 hours. 54F, dry.
0900 hours on the Yellow Labs head.
Feeding on a butterfly bush.
The smallest and commonest woodpecker in Texas.
White-breasted Nuthatch feeding on wild bird seed on back porch.
Harmonia Beetle, (Pallas) Non-Native, red, spotless usually means it is a male. Most beetles have a small, dark "M" or "W" shaped marking on the whitish area behind the head.
Helping a friend clean out a vacant (10 years) home's garage; found an entire large family of Mediterranean House Geckos. Been raining a lot the past two weeks.