I have been very busy snapping photos and trying to label them. Thought I'd share a little of the beauty capturing my eyes. Southern Indiana is an amazing place to live!
Red Spotted Purple Butterfly
When I think of butterflies, I think flowers...not woods.
Snail is tucked away inside!
Tree Frog...about an inch big!
Ten inch Toad Stool
This is what I imagine a toad stool to look like, but it could be a mushroom. I am working on learning if there is a difference.
LOOK CAREFULLY in the picture below.
Can you find the snake on the brown leaves?
Here it is up close.
Any guesses as to what it is?
I am positive it is a Copperhead!
Elliptical eyes made me wary. Once home I searched the web.
It is in my area, it is poisonous, but of the venomous snakes here...it's the least venomous. That's supposed to be a comforting thought.
I respect nature and will avoid this guy and am glad I can ID him (or her) now.
Two deer photos to compare:
Anyone else think this doe is pregnant?
Buck with his new antlers starting to grow.I love watching the deer! They always see Winston and me before W sees them. He's usually on the hunt for a chipmunk or a bird...nose to the ground...sniff, sniff, sniffing. As the seasons change, the coats of the deer change too. Right now they are a gorgeous orange brown.