Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Creatures of the Night

Found this Three-toed Box Turtle on our front lawn. Michelle and the kids also got to see him before he ambled off into the shrubbery.
At night all sorts of critters are attracted to our porch lights. Some, like the junebugs and horseflies, fly around, bounce off the lights, try to sneak inside when the door is opened, and generally make a nuisance of themselves. Then there are the legions of creepy crawlies that come out at night and cling to the outside walls and windows. The following photos (Gray Treefrog, Mediterranean Gecko, and a large stick insect) were all taken around our front porch on the evening of 6/5/11:


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