Don't Forget to check out the bird photos here.
I care about gardening for wildlife and certified my yard with the National Wildlife Federation at www.nwf.org/backyard/. You can too! To find out how you can garden for wildlife, read my article here. And to see how you can help wildlife in winter, read this article.
We have quite a bit of wildlife that lives in or visits our yard everyday due to the river nearby. We also have a small patch of woods behind the house that provides a good habitat for many birds and other critters. For now, I will have a separate page for bird photos, and any other photos will be placed below. I will also keep a running list of animals that have been sited in our yard (found in the right sidebar).
|One summer a snapping turtle was spotted in our yard. We suspect that she may have laid some eggs in the area. Eggs don't usually hatch until fall, so we had to wait to see any evidence of babies.|
|If you look closely at the picture to the left, you will see two fresh water leaches attached to the turtles left side.|
|We spotted one baby turtle in our yard a month after seeing the adult turtle in our yard, so she must have indeed laid some eggs when we saw her in June.|
|A ladybug sunning herself on an Autumn Joy Sedum plant, just before it blooms.|
|Common Yellow Dragonfly|
|Common Whitetailed Dragonfly sunning itself on a blade of grass.|
|These dragonflies love to sun themselves on my rock borders. Another reason to bring hardscapes into your landscape; to attract beneficial insects.|
|A Male Monarch Butterfly.|
|The Monarchs really love the coneflowers in my gardens. I plant more and more each year, although the standard purple and white grow the best for me as opposed to the new hybrids.|
|Yellowtail Swallowtail on the Liatris|
|This is a Common Blue Damselfly enjoying a spot on the Yarrow.|
|Our resident chipmunk making a pig of himself in our bird feeder.|
|Some type of bee on Cosmos.|
|These are baby woodchucks, also known as groundhogs in some parts of the country, that we had in our yard one summer. Momma had 4-5 that year and they love sweet potato vines.|
|Some kind of spider. Haven't identified what kind yet. This one had a nest in the morning glories|
|American Copper Butterfly getting nectar from a Salvia plant.|
|Baby bunny thinking about eating some of my veggie plants.|
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