This Northern Water Snake (Nerodia sipedon) was basking in the middle of a pond there were 7 painted turtles (Chrysemys picta) on the same log but they dove into the water when I approached. The snake was about 1.5m in length and sat on the log for about 2 hours before swimming away and consuming a bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeianus)
These small, unusual yellow flowers were in a field of mowed short grass, mixed with clover.
At rest, the folded wings caused the brown markings to look like an old dead tree on the moth's back. :)
A tiny butterfly, actually slightly smaller than an azure.
They used the daisies as their love-nests, dozens of them, lol.
The Ak-Sar-Ben Aquarium has a ground feeder along with their other bird feeders, and these turkey hens are very acclimated to human presence.
Definitely a first for me. Hard to believe this is considered a pest species. Beautiful!
This worse-for-wear sulpher was probably elderly.
A fuzzy hoverfly, around the size of a greenbottle. Appears identical to Bombylius minor, though I understand this family is very poorly described, and that beefly shouldn't be in the US.
A grasshopper nymph
Some people think toads are ugly. This is an absolutely gorgeous toad. He's cute, and beautiful.