Saturday, July 22, 2017

Small Critters and Birds, July 22, 2017

Saturday's Critters, Camera Critters, and I'd Rather B Birdin'

Saturday's Critters and Camera Critters
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, July 17, 2017
This is the smallest Praying Mantis I have ever seen. It is on a Coleus leaf on my front porch.


Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, July 12, 2017
Another small critter - a snail. I found it in my vegetable garden and plucked it, leaf and all, to bring to the house for a photo.

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, June 24, 2017
An unidentified moth on my Turk's Cap bush. If anyone can help with ID, I would appreciate it.

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, July 15, 2017
Silver-spotted Skipper visiting my Purple Coneflowers

I'd Rather B Birdin':
Pickwick, Tennessee, USA, June 25, 2017
We saw a pair of Pied-billed Grebes, Podilymbus podiceps, close to shore on Pickwick Lake.


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  1. ...Praying Mantis are always a treat to see, this year I'm still looking for them.

  2. Great photos of these very interesting critters Lea. The Praying Mantis particularly for me as I haven't seen one in a long time.

  3. Hello, what a great variety. I have not seen a praying mantis in years, great find. The moth is a pretty colorful thing. The Pied-billed grebes are so cute. Wonderful photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend.

  4. Maybe a baby preying mantis? How cool! Loved all the shots of the different garden critters.

  5. That must be a new praying mantis to be that small. What a lovely moth. Haven't seen one of those before.

  6. Naturalist images Lea, great photos.

  7. I'm surprised you even saw's so tiny! Love those cute Grebes too! Happy weekend!

  8. Took me awhile to make sense of that first picture!

  9. Aren't grebes cute little birds!!?! Sweet photos.
    Oh, and Lea, the other critters are special...I really favor the photo of the snail...exceptional photography!!

    Thanks so much for joining us birders at I'd Rather B Birdin'.


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