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. Come take a look!

Life in the Garden

Spring’s warmer weather brings so much to the garden besides new growth. It brings new life – what I call garden critters. Some we expect, like birds and insects. Others we’re surprised by, like this snapping turtle that visited my homestead after a rainstorm a couple of weeks ago. I live at least two or three miles from the nearest water (a pond), so I’m not sure how this little guy found his way to my place. He was plodding along in the rivulets on the side of the road near my driveway, and I ran out in my slicker and wellies to get a picture. After avoiding quite a few snaps, we finally got him into a bucket so the neighbor’s excited boys could take him to the pond and release him. See more life in my garden!