Critters in the Garden 2013

It’s amazing the critters I find in my garden. From mammals to birds to reptiles to insects (both wanted and unwanted), it’s almost like my back yard is a wildlife preserve. Although I have been unable to get pictures of everything in my garden — most notably the squirrels and insect pests – I have taken quite a few, and I’d like to share some of them with you. I’ve posted a few of these pictures on my blog throughout this spring and summer, but not all.

MAMMALS:

Bunny rabbit in my yard

Bunny rabbit in my yard

BIRDS:

Male Eastern bluebird

Male Eastern bluebird

Cardinal couple in my yard

Cardinal couple in my yard

Mockingbird

Mockingbird

REPTILES/AMPHIBIANS:

Salamander near my raised bed

Salamander near my raised bed

Snapping Turtle in my front yard

Snapping Turtle in my front yard

Carolina anole on strawberry plants

Carolina anole on strawberry plants

Toad in one of my raised beds

Toad in one of my raised beds

INSECTS & UGLY THINGS:

Land snail on my strawberries

Land snail on my strawberries

Hornworm

Hornworm

Lady bug (hard to photograph that little guy!)

Lady bug (hard to photograph that little guy!)

Bee on clover

Bee on clover

Dragonfly in my pepper bed

Dragonfly in my pepper bed

Black Swallowtail Caterpillar on my parsley

Black Swallowtail Caterpillar on my parsley

WHAT IS THIS?

The other day, this ugly thing fell out of my gum tree with a thud. Unfortunately, it was still alive and flew away. I wasn’t sure what this was, my readers have come to the rescue. It’s a cicada!

Unknown ugly bug

Cicada

What critters do you have in your yard?

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