Did you know a turtle’s eyes are striped?
Harper found this red-eared slider far from the pond, out in the pasture. The pasture had just been disked to get it ready for hay sprigging. The turtle wasn’t hurt, but I thought it would be too hard for her to make it across the dirt back to the pond. I took some photos, then put her back, close to the water.
A day later I found this turtle in the yard, digging a hole to lay eggs. Her shell patterns match up with photos I took last year, so I believe it’s the same turtle.
Did you know baby mockingbirds have little hook-shaped ridges on the roof of their mouths?
It’s interesting to see how the feathers emerge in a pattern.
Did you know that mayflies are the only insect that molts from one winged stage to another?
If you look carefully you can see the crumpled wings.
What will you discover this spring?
This is the first year I have seen this flower growing here.
This is so interesting. And I love your photos too.
Thanks! I see so much more when I can zoom in on my photos, than I can with my own near-sighted eyes. I’m always amazed!
I did not know that turtles had striped eyes! How wonderful that she has eggs on your place! It will be so much fun to watch the babies come crawling out…if you happen to be there at the right time. As always, love your photos.
This is the first time I’ve seen where a turtle lays her eggs, so I’m going to keep a sharp eye on the spot!
Thanks for the lessons on nature. Be Blessed, Mtetar
Glad you liked them – small things can be so wonderful!
Yes the smallest is what matters before moving on to the biggest. Appreciate the smallest take proper care, and you will do likewise with the biggest. Be Blessed,Mtetar
I did not know all of those things. And you took really amazing photos. Thanks for sharing them. 🙂
It amazes me how zoomed-in photographs pick up so many details I had no earthly idea about! I mean, I’ve been on this earth, looking around, for quite a while – you’d think I would have seen this stuff before! 🙂 Glad you liked the pics.
I love the info you share. Please keep sharing!!