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Wild and Not So Wild World
komohana
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From: Western Australia
Posted: 2015-11-13 6:32 pm   Permalink

First wee visitor for the season, maybe gwarda, about two years young.
Very little difference between them and dugites, basically just the scale count across the
back of the head, and the prior often having some variation of colouring to the head.

Looks to have recently swallowed a mouse or some-such. Was not harmed by myself, though the
cats were taking keen interest and some brew-ha was heard during the night, could have been
the ongoing hostilities with the cat next door, who knows? No casualties found this morning.





Love those pictures of the deer posted previously, and the green tree snake? Had many encounters
with our version during my time in the Daintree region of north Queensland. Very easy to imagine
yourself in a deserted tropical paradise in that part of the country.


edit - deer, not dear.





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uncle trav
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From: Kalamazoo
Posted: 2015-11-14 05:07 am   Permalink

Here is a friend who has been visiting me almost every day for the last three years. She enjoys peanuts while I have my coffee outside during good weather. She had triplets in a big tree in our yard this spring.


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8FT Tiki
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From: Kansas City, MO
Posted: 2016-03-27 3:33 pm   Permalink

Here's one of my concrete tikis with a natural "top knot"


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MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2016-04-01 09:11 am   Permalink

NICE!!!!


 
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2016-06-04 09:22 am   Permalink

Wild baby frogs.





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nui 'umi 'umi
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From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2016-06-05 12:00 am   Permalink

Hey Skip, are those little guys Spring Peepers?
Mahalo for sharing.


 
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2016-06-05 09:26 am   Permalink

I was told they are tree frogs from Indiana as I bought them off eBay.
Being in Ohio I thought they would be ok in our climate.

Got 35 tadpoles and was able to raise only seven to frogs.
Was doing great until I bought tadpole food from the pet store.
Lots died after I fed them that.
Chopped boiled lettuce seam to be the best thing to feed the tadpoles.

Let them all go by now, hope they live and don't just feed other wild things.
Was raising praying mantis and the frogs won't eat those.


 
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2016-06-05 11:51 am   Permalink

mother nature is a poppin.

Wild and now getting wet baby deer.




 
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tikiskip
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Posted: 27 days ago; 08:27 am   Permalink

They are going to eat our nation.

17-Year Cicadas some say "Locusts"




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nui 'umi 'umi
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From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 25 days ago; 12:51 am   Permalink

Ain’t the purtiest bug I’ve ever seen.
Cheers


 
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tikiskip
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Posted: 5 days ago; 4:57 pm   Permalink

I find the caterpillars and raise them to butterflies as only 1% of caterpillars
make it to be a butterfly in the wild they say.
These are black Swallowtails.
Have released 12 so far this year and have 14 more coming up soon I hope.
Raised 24 Yellow Swallowtails last year to set free.

We also buy Preying Mantis eggs on eBay and set them free.
Set close to 2000 free this year.
This one is 1 inch long.








 
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 5 days ago; 8:25 pm   Permalink

That's cool that you do that Skip!

 
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tikiskip
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Posted: 4 days ago; 04:36 am   Permalink

Man I love butterflies!
Nothing says summer like they do, remember catching Monarch butterflies as
a kid. (Ok the firefly is top of that list)
Try to find a Monarch now, saw only one this year.
I think the states are planting milkweed all up and down the interstates to
try and bring back the Monarch butterflies.

I even got a kid in our neighborhood into doing this as well, he was really into it I just gave him a nudge and some info.

But these things are going away, we used to have many frogs and even more butterflies
than we do now here.

Plant dill and fennel now to help bring them back.

Here it is.
Project Milkweed
Returning Essential Wildflowers to America’s Landscapes
http://www.xerces.org/milkweed/



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hiltiki
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From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 4 days ago; 10:08 am   Permalink

I don't know much about bees but this bee was at least inch and a half long, scared me to death.









 
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uncle trav
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Posted: 4 days ago; 3:51 pm   Permalink

I love butterflies too and hummingbirds. So much so that my garden is filled with nectar and pollen plants and host plants for butterflies. Michigan summers are short but I try to enjoy it as much as I can. I have noticed the butterfly population in my area this year is way way down. We have had a dry summer which doesn't help matters. I keep watching and waiting.





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