Friday, June 11, 2010

Summer Critters

The squirrels are back with a vengeance, and they have figured out my barbed wire bird feeder fortress. It's time for plan C..a BB gun.

I forget what these guys are called...about four inches long. Could be the Cicadas getting an early start this year. Lightning bugs are beginning to appear, but trying to get pictures isn't easy.

This marks the third year I've seen this turtle. It has to be the same one by scouting out the same area to lay eggs. Apparently this year unsuccessful as it's now covered with gravel. Poor critter has been trying for four days. Each morning I find new holes in my drive and she's always so tuckered out.

Not often I see Orioles in the area. Lucky to see a couple each year...

Orange butterflies just love the chigger weed.


  1. Good morning...are you sure about the oriole bird photo cause it looked like a robin to me. And the butterfly shown looks like a frittilary. Thanks for stopping into visit the Frog and Penguinn...come back anytime! Have a great weekend.
    Dorothy (aka Beatrice)

  2. Yes, I think you're right about the Robin. Oh well, I was wishing I suppose!

  3. Chigger weed? Wow, I never heard it called that - I LIKE that name! Did your poor turtle ever get to lay her eggs?

  4. Not sure about the turtle. I can't remember who named it chiggerweed...probably some local?