Sunday, July 6, 2008

A good day for creatures

Summertime brings big fun for boys on the hunt for creatures. We've seen walking sticks mating (everywhere), fence post lizards laying eggs, gopher tortoise, millipedes, giant ants, beetles, and larvae of all kinds.

We also have a Carolina wren feeding her babies in one of our boxes. They peep and cheep urgently whenever we pass by, but the boys don't want the babies to imprint on humans, so we steer clear and let the mother feed the chicks herself as nature intended.