Sunday, March 25, 2012

Orchard orbweaver




This orchard orbweaver was in its web above my treehouse so i got a few pics.

Baby salamander





Finally!!! my first real, live, salamander!!! (unfortunately, i don't know what type it is even though i looked it up in my book! so if you do know please leave a comment telling me.)

Yellow-spotted millipede (red variation)





I found this millipede hiding in some moss at, Knockalulu falls waterfall gorge in Alabama.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Weevil


a weevil i found on my slide.

Chigger




This is a chigger i found at the park, it's almost as small as a piece of sand!!!!!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Black Racer





We have seen this snake in our yard many a time, but this is the first time I caught it. My dad was mowing, and he saw the snake lift his head out of the grass. My dad called to us, and I ran out and "caught it just like Steve Irwin", as my brother described it. Before I put the gloves on, he gave me a little bite, but I didn't hold it against him. The last photo show the wound of which I am very proud.

Hermit Crab






I found this at a beach in Boca Raton. These little hermits are everywhere.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Mystery Animal Contest



I am having a contest for all the viewers of my blog. The first person to leave a comment under this post identifying both animals correctly will receive a Golden Field Guide of your choice from among the following: Mammals, Rocks and Minerals, Birds, Exotic Plants for House and Garden, Pond Life, or Seashores. I will ship it to you, but within the continental U.S. only. Sorry, I'm just a kid after all.

Killer Squirrel



This is what happens when you feed the squirrels!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Ant lion larva video

video

Ant Lion larva





This is an ant lion. It makes a funnel in the dirt and waits in the bottom with just its eyes and jaws sticking out. When an ant falls in, it grabs it and pulls it down.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Apple Snail







This is an Apple Snail I found at a pond in Boca, while collecting empty snail shells. This beasty is about 6.5" in diameter.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Baby Inchworm






I found this baby inchworm hanging upside down from a playground at a nature trail.

Growing Inchworm






We think this is the same inchworm that we found on a nature trail and brought home to live in our yard. You can see he's growing very well.

Cicada







As I was climbing a tree, I spotted this cicada just having emerged from its old exoskeleton. The cicada's "humming" can be heard from up to two miles away.