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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Lately in my neck of the woods...

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!



Striped Bass?
Red Spotted Purple Butterfly
When I think of butterflies, I think flowers...not woods.
Millipede
Snail is tucked away inside!
lichen
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.
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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.
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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.

3 comments:

Esmerelda said...

Wow. I could not find the snake in that photo. Nice ones.

comfrey cottages said...

oh i think your doe is preggers also lisa:) your photography skills have developed amazingly since we met:) i just adore your woods. cute frog, snail, and butterflies too:) yes, please do try to avoid the copperheads! winston and you have such wonderful walks! give him a pet for me will you please? i think this is the best book for our area especially for mushrooms lisa. the library might have it. highly recommend it
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0252076435/ref=ord_cart_shr?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER

parTea lady said...

Your nature photos are great. There is so much to see in your neck of the woods. I'm afraid that copperhead might keep me away. ;-)