1) Claudia (Gypsy Moths) laying egg nests on a Red Maple. First time I’ve seen them do this. Researched them and found out the caterpillars will defoliate the tree in one season. Killed them with a soapy treatment.
2) Claudia (Dobson Fly) Glad it was dead when found or else I would have freaked out! Turns out they are harmless. This is the male who only lives for a few days to mate. The larvae live in the water (the pond) and eat mosquito larvae. Now I won’t kill any of these if I see them!
3) Pxhere.com (Green Stink Bug)
4) Unsplash.com (Brown Deer)
5) Unsplash.com (Puffin)
6) Pixabay.com (Lizard)
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8-27 I’m So Proud That I’m Humble – Please have your pictures in to me by FRIDAY at NOON. – All critters are humble, right? Wait until they do something dumb, THEN they are humble.
9-3 Labor Day – Show us your laborious critters. Or maybe critters watching YOU be laborious.
9-17 Belly Up – Critters trust their humans by showing you their belly. Does your critter trust you? Theme idea from Old Guy.