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Old 06-13-2011, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Interesting...and fun to watch, surely! I have only seen a single groundhog at any given time....worry how they feed so close to roads etc.

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I have a family of groundhogs that live on the mountain side below my house and almost daily they come out and play on the hill. They run out of the woods up into the yard and back again. Sometimes I think they do it just to tease my dog!
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Old 06-13-2011, 07:43 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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Grand daughter and I were in the backyard about 20 minutes ago. I went to turn of the water and saw this moth land on a bike. Ran back in the house and grabbed my camera....

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Old 06-13-2011, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Looks like a type of sphinx moth-very striking markings! Large in size too-

Thanks for the pic

gbh
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Old 06-13-2011, 08:21 PM
 
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Yesterday I was out front futzing with trying to get my hose to stop leaking, and caught movement out of the corner of my eye. On our walk was a female dark eyed junco about 18" from my foot. I believe she'd been crossing from the front yard to my bed next to the house, and didn't realize I was standing there. She just cocked her head up, looked at me a few seconds, and then hopped on over to my stand of iris.

Hopefully she eats some of the baby spiders I saw hatch near there last week.
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Old 06-13-2011, 08:33 PM
 
Location: NW Indiana
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I've had lots of squirrels playing in my yard lately. Having a gimongous black walnut tree seems to attract them. *haha* Yesterday I got a few good pics of one persistent little guy who was feasting at my peanut feeder. Here's one.
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Old 06-13-2011, 09:51 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Great photo....lucky little guy. That is a neat feeder, have not seen that one......I feed my sq dried/cracked corn and they are pleased.

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I've had lots of squirrels playing in my yard lately. Having a gimongous black walnut tree seems to attract them. *haha* Yesterday I got a few good pics of one persistent little guy who was feasting at my peanut feeder. Here's one.
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Old 06-14-2011, 10:01 AM
 
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Grand daughter and I were in the backyard about 20 minutes ago. I went to turn of the water and saw this moth land on a bike. Ran back in the house and grabbed my camera....
interesting moth, i've never seen one like it.

last night there was a luna moth in my driveway but it looked like it had been in a fight with a cat or something, it's wings were all tattered. not like this one.
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Old 06-14-2011, 10:06 AM
 
Location: NW Indiana
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Great photo....lucky little guy. That is a neat feeder, have not seen that one......I feed my sq dried/cracked corn and they are pleased.
The feeder's from Wild Birds Unlimited. The chain has a store just a couple of miles from my home.
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Old 06-14-2011, 10:11 AM
 
Location: NW Indiana
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I think the Ruby Throated are the only hummingbirds east of the mighty Mississippi.
This ^ is true! I've heard that, with climate changes in the past couple of decates, a different species occasionally wanders across the river line, but, essentially, the ruby-throated is the only hummer species in the eastern half of the U.S. They sure are pretty!
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Old 06-14-2011, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Finally made it to Florida and lovin' every minute!
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Our renegade Pooper is back - we bought a grill cover and covered the fountain last night. So far, so good.

On my morning walk, I found a dead baby snake - it looked to me like a diamondback. Glad he wasn't alive when I found him.
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