Hey guys! I've found a sassy little Harvestman Spider. O-oh, sorry! He isn't a spider. Harvestmans, or daddy-long-legs, are arachnids, just like spiders. They are closely related to spiders, but aren't! They are omnivores, eating decaying plant and animal matter. If they are scared, they will jump and scuttle off somewhere else. Don't be scared, though! They have no venom, but if you are allergic to misc. bug-bites, I don't recommend you handling them. I have handled them several times, once at home to take it off the sliding door, and twice at the park to make sure they don't get squished accidentally! I am always careful to not touch them excessively and not to pull on their leggies, because they will self-amputate them and run away. I handle them for as shortly as possible as not to make them stressed. They are pretty chill and see me as a funny, living, moving log. I don't advise picking them up just for fun though, if they get really really stressed they can nip! Don't cup them in your hands or they might see it as a big scary mouth. They only bite when extremely terrified though.
Stay safe! :3
Today On my walk I found a chipmunk, a squirrel, and a little insect. The insect was cutely huddled up in this plant, but I don't know what type it is. It looks like a wasp or an ant, but it is too small to be one that I know. After that is a squirrel and a chipmunk. The chipmunk and I had a bit of a staring contest for a while. Make sure you read the captions! :3
Hey guys! Well, this cute floofytail I found scampering around, stopping to scrabble and munch a nut with it's teeth. It sounded like it was in a hurry. Once I got my camera ready, It was settled under a log, tail sometimes flagging. Flagging is where a squirrel whips it's tail up and down. It seemed furious to open the nut! It wasn't so angry that it would start barking, though. Thank goodness! They sound like screechy dogs. This photo was also taken on Friday 13th, so that might be why this squirrel is having bad luck! Lol, I think it's just a coincidence, though.
Hope you opened up that nut and ate it, little buddy! Have patience! :p
This is a smol floof bean, or a wooly bear caterpillar. This type of floof bean is kind of common, and you can see them crawling around almost everywhere in the USA. They can eat a variety of plants, from grass to nettles, and to dandelions to violets. Their floof is not usually harmful, as it cannot inject venom, but they can cause dermatitis in some people. Be careful!
These caterpillars do not grow up to be butterflies, but they grow up to be Isabella Tiger Moths. I have seen a few of these (and one even landed on my shirt once), but until now I have not been able to identify them, and I never thought that they would be the adult versions of smol floof beans!
Here in the picture you will see I got it to crawl on a stick so that I could move it onto a safe place away from stepping feet and rolling bicycles. While moving it, it became surprised and jumped off, moving into it's defensive position, a curled up cinnamon roll. Haha! I managed to kind of gently roll it away from the path, but it was still spooked, so it stayed as a roll for quite a while.
'Til next post!
(photo of moth taken by Wikipedia)
Just a little adventure of some cardinals outside my window. \_(0v0)_/
This is a dialog of this woodpecker hammering away at the tree outside my window on a snowy day. This particular species, the downy woodpecker, has been known to join or create 'mixed species flocks', where different birds join in a single flock. It would have been a wonder to see this guy hanging out with many species!
They can peck out little 'caves' in tree trunks and wood to lay their eggs in, but I'm sure he's not making one here because he's pecking such a little branch. Unless your eggs are a couple millimeters long you can't stuff them in there! XD
Anyways, I hope you enjoyed the babbling of this "birb". Have a nice winter and stay warm! :)
A little story of a grasshopper I found at my new house. I hope you like it!
Challenge: In the comments section, if you can, please tell me what species of grasshopper this is, with the place you commonly see it. I found this one in Ohio. I'm really curious!
Have a nice day!
('ヮ,)/ Hoi there! Here's some facts about fruitflies, the cute tiny flies that crawl all over your... >[freshly], [previously], [old] ...cut lemons! Now... a bunch of facts about these buzzing fruitlovers!
ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ Buzz buzz I am a fly, Can't swat me, I'll never die!
It's that season, winter holidays! Whether you celebrate Christmas or Hanukkah or whatever celebration you enjoy, winter is an awesome season! The snow... The Gabe-the-Doggos borking jingle-bells and other winter songs... The snow- wait, where's the snow!? It's here at my place, but it wasn't in this photo. Well, time to spice it up a bit! WOOOO!
Just a lot of birds I saw outside my window. Nothing much... The bird on the branch that's big and brown with pink feet is called a Morning Dove. The smaller ones are male and female House Sparrows. Hope you enjoy this slideshow of birds!
I rarely encounter cats in the wild. They often are scared or indifferent (like the collarless clan/rouge cat that was avoiding me, even staring into my eyes and whipping his/her tail! I did not approach.). This kittypet was a whole different story! After close inspection, he/she walked up to me and rubbed against me! As you can see in another picture in the slideshow, his/her tail was raised in the air with the tip bent, which means that he/she is curious. Rubbing against someone is a sign of friendship and compassion for cats, and rolling around is a sign of trust! Wow, I made a little friend right away!
I hope you enjoyed this post, cya later! (I'll notify when the kittypet comes back. Hopefully I'l get his/her name!) Bye! Meoww~
Sorry guys, no picture today... (My camera had no battery, so thanks to Pixabay, where I got this picture! ) I just came to tell you that I fed a cricket!!
It was a little, young, scrawny cricket that was chillin' out in a corner. He was yellow-gray, like ripe wheat, but with grey on his back. I watched him for a while, squeeing over his cuteness.
Bolting to the computer, I looked up what crickets could eat. They can eat anything that isn't poisonous and covered with preservatives and pesticides. Remembering we have grapes in the fridge, I washed one very carefully, and pulled out a little piece. (about a centimeter wide) I sneaked back over to the corner, and the cricket was still there. Dropping the piece of grape near it, I sat back down to the computer, watching science videos. After a bit, I returned, and guess what? The cricket ate half, and was still at it! It got spooked by my sudden squeeing and walked away from me.
I am very happy that I fed such a cute little creature, and I will let him and his friends stay for the winter. (While writing this, I got up and noticed that he was making his way down the hallway.)
Have a nice, cozy Autumn everyone, and stay warm! :)
Pesky invasive species... They florped their way into North America and started chowing down on it's native plants... Well, here are some I found here in Ohio! (Sadly, we can't ship them back to japan. -n-) The first two are the same one! I found her burning up on the hot sidewalk and moved her onto a cool shady plant, which she and her friends relentlessly devoured... She was very clingy, I had to hold her by the shell and place her on the plant as she wanted to rest on me instead. I managed to get her on, and took that photo. So, that's my post! :D (read the captions on the slideshow!) See you on my next photography adventure!
Hi! I'm Iris! I just got into nature photography like one of my brothers! I really think I could keep doing this as a hobby. :D