Wildlife Around Your Home (post pics if you've got 'em!)

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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 28,094
    @brianlux do you know what type of moth this is?


    It's pretty!

    Moths have filamentous or feathered antenna whereas butterflies generally have clubbed antenna. This one appears to have clubbed antenna so I believe it's a butterfly.   I'm not all that well versed on moths and butterflies but looking at my National Audubon Field Guide to N.A. Butterflies my best guess is it's some kind of skipper- possibly a Long Dash Skipper.

    "Hate your job, love your stuff
    If you think that's living, you are
    Wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong"
    -Juliana Hatfield
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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 28,094


    From my walk earlier this evening.  An ant encrusted orange slice.  
    Dip it in chocolate and you've got yourself a tasty little treat!
    "Hate your job, love your stuff
    If you think that's living, you are
    Wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong"
    -Juliana Hatfield
    ***********
    M.I.T.S.







  • FifthelementFifthelement LotuslandPosts: 5,890
    brianlux said:
    @brianlux do you know what type of moth this is?


    It's pretty!

    Moths have filamentous or feathered antenna whereas butterflies generally have clubbed antenna. This one appears to have clubbed antenna so I believe it's a butterfly.   I'm not all that well versed on moths and butterflies but looking at my National Audubon Field Guide to N.A. Butterflies my best guess is it's some kind of skipper- possibly a Long Dash Skipper.

    Thanks for that information Brian. It is really pretty.  It’s the first one I’ve seen in this area.

    brianlux said:


    From my walk earlier this evening.  An ant encrusted orange slice.  
    Dip it in chocolate and you've got yourself a tasty little treat!
    Yummy and healthy (sorta)!
    "What the CANUCK happened?!? - Esquimalt Barber Shop
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 28,094
    brianlux said:
    @brianlux do you know what type of moth this is?


    It's pretty!

    Moths have filamentous or feathered antenna whereas butterflies generally have clubbed antenna. This one appears to have clubbed antenna so I believe it's a butterfly.   I'm not all that well versed on moths and butterflies but looking at my National Audubon Field Guide to N.A. Butterflies my best guess is it's some kind of skipper- possibly a Long Dash Skipper.

    Thanks for that information Brian. It is really pretty.  It’s the first one I’ve seen in this area.

    Sure thing!  :smile:
    brianlux said:


    From my walk earlier this evening.  An ant encrusted orange slice.  
    Dip it in chocolate and you've got yourself a tasty little treat!
    Yummy and healthy (sorta)!
    Personally, I think chocolate covered ants are over-rated.  :lol:
    "Hate your job, love your stuff
    If you think that's living, you are
    Wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong"
    -Juliana Hatfield
    ***********
    M.I.T.S.







  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 13,972
    brianlux said:
    brianlux said:
    @brianlux do you know what type of moth this is?


    It's pretty!

    Moths have filamentous or feathered antenna whereas butterflies generally have clubbed antenna. This one appears to have clubbed antenna so I believe it's a butterfly.   I'm not all that well versed on moths and butterflies but looking at my National Audubon Field Guide to N.A. Butterflies my best guess is it's some kind of skipper- possibly a Long Dash Skipper.

    Thanks for that information Brian. It is really pretty.  It’s the first one I’ve seen in this area.

    Sure thing!  :smile:
    brianlux said:


    From my walk earlier this evening.  An ant encrusted orange slice.  
    Dip it in chocolate and you've got yourself a tasty little treat!
    Yummy and healthy (sorta)!
    Personally, I think chocolate covered ants are over-rated.  :lol:
    Grasshoppers are tastier. 
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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 28,094
    dankind said:
    brianlux said:
    brianlux said:
    @brianlux do you know what type of moth this is?


    It's pretty!

    Moths have filamentous or feathered antenna whereas butterflies generally have clubbed antenna. This one appears to have clubbed antenna so I believe it's a butterfly.   I'm not all that well versed on moths and butterflies but looking at my National Audubon Field Guide to N.A. Butterflies my best guess is it's some kind of skipper- possibly a Long Dash Skipper.

    Thanks for that information Brian. It is really pretty.  It’s the first one I’ve seen in this area.

    Sure thing!  :smile:
    brianlux said:


    From my walk earlier this evening.  An ant encrusted orange slice.  
    Dip it in chocolate and you've got yourself a tasty little treat!
    Yummy and healthy (sorta)!
    Personally, I think chocolate covered ants are over-rated.  :lol:
    Grasshoppers are tastier. 
    That is so true!  Way back in 8th grade, a friend of mine returned from vacation and had brought home with him some deep fried, salted grasshoppers.  They were whole, cooked, shiny grasshoppers.  He dared me to eat one.  Well, I hate dares but even worse, I hate backing down from a dare so I grabbed one, closed my eyes, popped it in my mouth and cheeeewed.  Much to my surprise, I suddenly noticed the most tantalizing flavors on my tongue.  This blew my mind.  They were the best tasting snack food I'd ever had.  I practically begged the guy for more!
    "Hate your job, love your stuff
    If you think that's living, you are
    Wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong"
    -Juliana Hatfield
    ***********
    M.I.T.S.







  • FifthelementFifthelement LotuslandPosts: 5,890
    I agree with both of you, grasshoppers really are delicious.  Ants are a lot of work for little payoff.
    "What the CANUCK happened?!? - Esquimalt Barber Shop
  • darwinstheorydarwinstheory LaPorte, INPosts: 3,056
    Spotted this little guy, or gal on some plants in the planter boxes I added to our new deck last summer. It was a great addition. 
    "A smart monkey doesn't monkey around with another monkey's monkey" - Darwin's Theory
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 28,094
    I agree with both of you, grasshoppers really are delicious.  Ants are a lot of work for little payoff.
    LOL. 

    I actually remember when Cost Plus (what is it called now- World Market?) used to sell chocolate covered ants.  I never took that plunge, haha!
    "Hate your job, love your stuff
    If you think that's living, you are
    Wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong"
    -Juliana Hatfield
    ***********
    M.I.T.S.







  • FifthelementFifthelement LotuslandPosts: 5,890
    Spotted this little guy, or gal on some plants in the planter boxes I added to our new deck last summer. It was a great addition. 
    Beautiful. 
    "What the CANUCK happened?!? - Esquimalt Barber Shop
  • Hi!Hi! Posts: 1,297




    Cool looking butterfly just flew in the shop, I was able to get it back outside with out hurting it and it flew away. I just put my finger next to it and it crawled on.

  • FifthelementFifthelement LotuslandPosts: 5,890
    ^^^. It’s beautiful!  So glad it got outside safely.
    "What the CANUCK happened?!? - Esquimalt Barber Shop
  • lastexitlondonlastexitlondon Posts: 4,765
    my sunflower and a bee
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  • lastexitlondonlastexitlondon Posts: 4,765
    edited August 13
    some better ones. The cabbage white was ok. Just on its back somehow  . Flew away.
    Post edited by lastexitlondon on
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  • FifthelementFifthelement LotuslandPosts: 5,890
    Those are beautiful Rob.  I especially love the sunflower-bee ones.
    "What the CANUCK happened?!? - Esquimalt Barber Shop
  • lastexitlondonlastexitlondon Posts: 4,765
    I was so happy to see the home grown flowers do what they are meant to.
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    reading 06
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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 28,094
    some better ones. The cabbage white was ok. Just on its back somehow  . Flew away.
    Beautiful!
    "Hate your job, love your stuff
    If you think that's living, you are
    Wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong"
    -Juliana Hatfield
    ***********
    M.I.T.S.







  • FifthelementFifthelement LotuslandPosts: 5,890
    I was so happy to see the home grown flowers do what they are meant to.
    Me too!  I was inspired by your bee shots and today managed to photograph one in my yard enjoying the fuchsias.






    Bee carrying pollen 




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  • Hi!Hi! Posts: 1,297


    This is has got to be the first time I’ve ever seen a frog not on the ground. This little guy is climbing up a gutter at the shop right now.Almost makes me wonder if it’s not natural to this area. Probably is though.
  • lastexitlondonlastexitlondon Posts: 4,765
    I found a toad.  Quite rare. He lives in my greenhouse. I let him reside rent free
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    this song is meant to be called i got shit,itshould be called i got shit tickets-hartford 06 -
  • g under pg under p Surfing The far side of THE Sombrero GalaxyPosts: 17,534
    After a gym workout one morning arrived home about to turn into my driveway when i saw something out of the corner of my eye. Then took a good look and standing in the middle of my 400 ft driveway was a Florida panther staring right at me.

    I was frozen in shock I guess that a wild animal that could hurt me or the children. After staring a bit more she turned and scampered off in between the Cypress hammock and the shed. I didn't move for several minutes trying figure out if what I saw was real. Worse I had my cell phone in my fricking hands and it didn't dawn on me to take a picture. Dooah!

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  • FifthelementFifthelement LotuslandPosts: 5,890
    g under p said:
    After a gym workout one morning arrived home about to turn into my driveway when i saw something out of the corner of my eye. Then took a good look and standing in the middle of my 400 ft driveway was a Florida panther staring right at me.

    I was frozen in shock I guess that a wild animal that could hurt me or the children. After staring a bit more she turned and scampered off in between the Cypress hammock and the shed. I didn't move for several minutes trying figure out if what I saw was real. Worse I had my cell phone in my fricking hands and it didn't dawn on me to take a picture. Dooah!

    Peace
    That sounds amazing!  I hope she wasn’t injured and/or starving and that there was no immediate risk to children or pets in the area.   
    "What the CANUCK happened?!? - Esquimalt Barber Shop
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 28,094
    I found a toad.  Quite rare. He lives in my greenhouse. I let him reside rent free
    Toads are cool!  When I was a kid we had a toad that hung out in the garden.  It was a 3 legged toad and I called him "Toady".
    "Hate your job, love your stuff
    If you think that's living, you are
    Wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong"
    -Juliana Hatfield
    ***********
    M.I.T.S.







  • lastexitlondonlastexitlondon Posts: 4,765
    Toads always remind me of toad of toad hall. 
    Wind  in the willows. 
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    astoria 06
    albany 06
    hartford 06
    reading 06
    barcelona 06
    paris 06
    wembley 07
    dusseldorf 07
    nijmegen 07

    this song is meant to be called i got shit,itshould be called i got shit tickets-hartford 06 -
  • PJPOWERPJPOWER In Yo FacePosts: 5,213
    Got a rare photo op of a whiptail lizard and horned lizard sunning together:

    "At least I'm housebroken"
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 28,094
    PJPOWER said:
    Got a rare photo op of a whiptail lizard and horned lizard sunning together:

    Nice! Lizards are so cool.  We mostly get common western fence lizards but I love 'em!  (So does the cat- sort of, she just kills them-  which is another reason we keep her indoors!)
    "Hate your job, love your stuff
    If you think that's living, you are
    Wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong"
    -Juliana Hatfield
    ***********
    M.I.T.S.







  • FifthelementFifthelement LotuslandPosts: 5,890
    PJPOWER said:
    Got a rare photo op of a whiptail lizard and horned lizard sunning together:

    Cool!
    "What the CANUCK happened?!? - Esquimalt Barber Shop
  • PJPOWERPJPOWER In Yo FacePosts: 5,213
    brianlux said:
    PJPOWER said:
    Got a rare photo op of a whiptail lizard and horned lizard sunning together:

    Nice! Lizards are so cool.  We mostly get common western fence lizards but I love 'em!  (So does the cat- sort of, she just kills them-  which is another reason we keep her indoors!)
    We have a pretty good variety of them around here.  My faves are the collared lizards that run on two legs when startled, so fun to watch! 
    "At least I'm housebroken"
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 28,094
    PJPOWER said:
    brianlux said:
    PJPOWER said:
    Got a rare photo op of a whiptail lizard and horned lizard sunning together:

    Nice! Lizards are so cool.  We mostly get common western fence lizards but I love 'em!  (So does the cat- sort of, she just kills them-  which is another reason we keep her indoors!)
    We have a pretty good variety of them around here.  My faves are the collared lizards that run on two legs when startled, so fun to watch! 
    That would be cool to see!
    "Hate your job, love your stuff
    If you think that's living, you are
    Wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong"
    -Juliana Hatfield
    ***********
    M.I.T.S.







  • markymark550markymark550 Columbia, SCPosts: 4,434
    Not my home, but on a weekend trip to the NC mountains. 


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