Found sunning. Approximately 38 inches long. Even though there are two species indigenous to PA; Black Racer and Eastern Rat Snakes, locally bot are just called Black Snakes.
Looks like its about to shed.
Need some help with this one. It was very tiny and I could recognize the sound if I heard it. Was one long very high pitched Trrrillllllll.
I think I got it right this time.
This one looks new to me. I could use some help. The only sound it would make is a *Kiss* sound behind me while it was hopping around inside the bushes.
Was at dusk and nearly impossible to see this bird with my naked eye. I wasn't able to make out what it was until I got home and I believe its a house wren but correct me if I'm wrong. I've seen alot of Carolina Wrens in this area and this would be my first House Wren if it is indeed one.
Male Eastern Towhee
Female Eastern Towhee
There are the same two adults that I photographed last year as well as a new baby in the nest. Last year they raised two chicks this year it appears to only be the one.
Unknown Fungi. Thought it may be Tremella mesenterica or Dacrymyces palmatus or Laetiporus sulphureus, but the colors and texture do not appear correct.
I've been getting so many glimpses of these but never an opportunity to photograph one. I rushed to get my barely working 300mm lens from my car just to take a shot and this was the best I could get. At least now I can check this one off on inaturalist!! Yay!
Brilliantly camouflaged Jumping Spider. Very common one I just don't know its name.
Curious as to what the flowering plant is.
I just cant remember what they're called. Someone help?
Very small flowers.
Maybe someone can help me classify this more specifically.
Wouldn't mind a second opinion but at first glance this was my guess.
I'm curious as to what this fungus looking growth is on these leaves. It wasn't on all of the leaves on this plant but only on the upper area of the plant. There was a little ant crawling around so I'm wondering if this ant is harvesting this fungi?
This appears to be an Eastern Newt. It does not have the red spots with black borders though. It is 3.5 inches long. When I found the carcass, I found several egg clusters all within 36 inches of it. I believe that it may be the female evidenced by the enlarged vent at the base of the tail. I check this location almost daily and this occurred within the past 24 hours. trainerlauri09 was very quick to ID this as the Eastern Newt. Thank you!
I look forward to hearing the choruses this time of the year. I know spring is on the way.
While cleaning up some lumber that was laying around I found several Redback Salamanders, most were juveniles.