Oak Eggar — Peter’s Photo Journal

Lasiocampa quercus – I came across this striking hairy caterpillar as it crawled over a sea wall when I was on a visit to Llandudno, Wales. They do not feed on oak as the English name leads us to believe, but its cocoon looks much like an acorn. The hairs may cause skin irritation, which […]

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Kookaburra Day~ —

I spent the day with this guy as my constant companion. Wherever I went, there he was! There could be no better welcoming committee in the world. He even laughed! I basically fell head over heels. Kookaburras are carnivorous birds, so he wasn’t looking for food. He was just curious and friendly. You have to […]

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The Roseate Spoonbill — Earthwatcher

On a recent trip to Florida, we got to see the Roseate Spoonbill. I was excited. It was one of the birds I had hoped to see. In the US, they live year-round in Florida and along the Gulf Coast of Texas. They can also be found in Mexico, Central and South America. They breed […]

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Hop on in. — nature has no boss

A little Sand Piper gives me a wink and motions me to join in their morning yoga class on the beach. Although balancing on one leg proved not too difficult I fell flat on my face trying to hop away on one leg like these characters did when a rogue wave came up the beach […]

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