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.