CONFESSIONS OF AN ARMCHAIR NATURALIST
Thrasher nest...the adults will defend their nests and I've seen them in other locations attack snakes, dogs and humans.
Scattered in this collection are photos of hapless squirrels who robbed bird feeders that were
built atop a makeshift bluebirds nest, The birds were aggressive and fur literally flew!
These two, female and male, were fierce defenders of their nest.
The cardinal chased off the tufted titmouse and the bluejay chased the cardinal.
You wondered where little cardinals came from?
Papa bluebird attacks!
The House Finch is a western bird that has been introduced to eastern states.
My little chickadee! It was learning to fly when a mocking bird literally knocked it out of the air.
A flight of white pelicans
OK, if birds are so smart why does this one move his lips (or beak) when he reads the sign on my tree.
Lizards have ears.
Black racer photos...and they can really race!
I was alerted by the loud chattering of birds and found what they were alarmed about!
A legless lizard!
Another legless lizard
Looking to attract a mate!
I wonder if he was first attracted by the hose!
A Sphinx Catepillar
A stealthy long legged spider and prey—a fly.
The nickle is for size comparison.
A unwanted visitor...the Norway rat. They spread disease and damage houses—even starting fires by chewing wires.
Magnolia seed pod.
It's the subtropics...anything grows anywhere!
A giant oak resembles an elephant.
Like I said, anything grows anywhere!
The soccer ball is for size comparison.
Mating fruit flies.
An orb spider.
Stinkhorn or Stinky Squid mushroom
Animal Control took the animal but didn't know what disease was involved.