One of the Eastern Fox Squirrels that likes to sit in our yard and eat nuts.
Very common in teaching pond, marsh, and along stream.
More male ichneumons--which species?
I assume that this is a male of the species, but which one?
Another species of giant ichneumon, sharing the same stump with Megarhyssa atrata. A dozen of these were searching the wood beetle holes on the stump, and laying eggs.
This tree, and all others of its species in the forest, were being ravaged by...something.
Nickel-sized land snail.
Awesome, tons of these around. I just love these amazing wasps. I have a video as well, which can be viewed here (turn sound down, it is loud): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnHIkONxg20
I don't know. It was about 2 or 3 inches long.
We saw two very large snappers in the stream along Stream Trail.
The small yellow flower there looks somewhat like a violet. Not entirely sure what it is. Ignore the larger plant obscuring it.