Insects aren’t the only living creatures in our yard. We also saw animals – or evidence of animals – all last summer, though without a zoom lens, it’s hard to get good pictures.
I never get too upset when I see cute baby rabbits, as long as I don’t remember that they will grow up to eat so much of our garden. I startled this tiny one (no bigger than my hand) by moving a flowerpot he was hiding behind. He hunkered down in the grass for a minute and then in his haste to find safety, he crashed straight into my foot.
Rabbit sampling a pot of flowers:
If only they would stick to eating the dandelions!
I was endlessly entertained by watching them first pick the dandelions at the ground, then chew from the bottom up.
A hawk – which is in our neighbor’s tree, but it hangs over our yard:
It made such an interesting sound:
Evidence of some kind of altercation:
Even pesky squirrels have to eat:
Mole damage in the backyard:
A mole making its way underground:
Birds in the vegetables:
Whew! Finished this bugs-and-beyond series before spring truly got underway, though plants are already sprouting. Now I am ready to start looking at the 2016 garden.
More bugs and critters:
- honeybees and bumblebees
- other bees and wasps
- damselflies and dragonflies
- caterpillars and butterflies
- ladybugs and other beetles