The young and ferocious…
I spy something….
Summer is full of monarch caterpillars. When I first brought this one inside, I set it on the kitchen counter and forgot about it for a bit…(I was gathering jars to use as homes.) Luckily the caterpillars aren’t speedy this late in their game. It’s busy creating a chrysalis underneath the striped skin.
a seat on a knee while dumping the thousands of pieces of (thankfully dry) fecal matter….
Two Monarch eggs on milkweed.
Last week I came across these two young raccoons eating bugs along the trail. An older guy was stopped on the far side of the raccoons.
First the older guy commanded the raccoons to “get off the path” and “move along now” as he explained that this “is just terrible, I’m going to be completely off schedule now, you must move!” I laughed thinking he was kidding around in his chat with the raccoons and the schedule bit, but then could see in his face he wasn’t.
I offered to “hold them back” if he wanted to quickly pass by the outside of the trail and keep his schedule. He didn’t even think THAT was funny, though he did quickly passed the beasts and myself.
Two young raccoons along the trail.
Some one set up a funny scene. Summer breaks are great.
The yellow fish is a water pitcher turned on its side. There’s a monarch caterpillar in the jar.
Stink bug. I’ve never smelled one, but then again I like the smell of skunk so I wouldn’t put much stock in that statement.
Elderberry and Salvia.