Toad in the Dark
Some toads dream of transforming into princes. This toad must have wanted to transform into mush because it was sitting in the middle of the walkway at midnight.
Western Fence Lizard
These photos of a western fence lizard are from one of my few times out exploring this year.
Anna’s Hummingbird Close-up
We visited my grandmother in western Oregon for Christmas this year (now last year). She has a hummingbird feeder attached to her kitchen window, and on Christmas Eve day there were several hummingbirds taking turns drinking from the feeder. I was ex ...
My mom spotted this Cooper’s Hawk sitting up in a tree.
Phidippus audax on Swiss Chard
Before everything froze last month, I found this Phidippus audax on a Swiss Chard leaf in the garden. Here it is eating a plant bug. This was our first year growing Swiss Chard, and along with it being good for salads and sandwiches, it add ...
Spider on Pink
A spider looks good on pink, don’t you think?
This ambush bug had excellent camouflage on some Paprika flowers, but not quite excellent enough, because I found it.
A Patient Spider
A patient crab spider was hanging out on an Osteospermum flower, waiting for some other bugs to come along.
Bugs Like Mint
We have a large pot filled with curly spearmint, and its flowers are a garden favorite for pollinators. These are a few of the visitors I found.
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