Remains of tiny baby box turtle found on roadside. All dried up, no soft tissue, just a slight odor of decay.
Not crushed by car.
Dropped by a predator?
These two moths were seen on the side of my chicken coop. The brown one is likely a male due to the feathery antennae, while the white one lacks feathered antennae and therefore appears to be female. The moths were clearly mating, but I am not sure if they are the same species, unless this species happens to be sexually dimorphic in more ways than just the antennae.
EDIT: I did some research, and these moths appear to be Gypsy Moths. I would still like a second ID, if possible.
On a small road under some power lines. Almost exactly where I had observed another individual on the previous day.
Captured, photographed and released.
Encountered in forest not far from large wetlands. Scutes were de laminating and color appeared faded. Do not know how long it had been dead.
Carapace 5"-6". Do not know cause of death. Nearby droppings are a mystery to me.
My technique has improved over the years and I have upgraded my little point and shoot camera.
Also, my interest in turtles has blossomed. Six years later, I wonder if I am seeing some of the same individuals as I frequent the same places.
My vision, never so great, has deteriorated some. Fortunately, some turtles are slow to scamper out of sight.
Heard this little turtle rustling in the leaves. Otherwise, it would have escaped observation.
Blind (?) in one eye, maybe it was deaf, too. Appeared elderly, spots faded ,carapace scars, plastron ridges worn down, wear and tear, female.
Caterpillars hatching from egg mass
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Forgot this one need to look it up
American chestnut or chestnut oak.
Bout 70 years old at around 15 feet from base