Flying over pond
Inside eagle exhibit at Simmons wildlife safari park, omaha. Note that oriole nest was outside exhibit!
Calling in bushes. Confirmed by USFWS bird biologist
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.