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Re: What's in your backyard?
« Reply #20 on: August 16, 2012, 13:30 »


Pictured above are 2 possibly 3 male(Jakes) turkeys.



Pictured above is what I believe to be a Gulf Frillary butterfly. Not positive as there are variations with the color patterns wing wise within this species.



Pictured above is what I believe to be a member of the "Amanita" family. I really cannot tell until the cap reveals itself.

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Re: What's in your backyard?
« Reply #21 on: August 17, 2012, 11:13 »


Pictured above is what I believe to be a Gulf Frillary butterfly. Not positive as there are variations with the color patterns wing wise within this species.

The caterpillars of the Fritillary butterfly eat wild violets exclusively, so when people kill the violets in their lawn, they are eliminating the sole food source for these future butterflies.

http://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/pollinators/pollinator-of-the-month/fritillary.shtml
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Re: What's in your backyard?
« Reply #22 on: August 17, 2012, 22:22 »
Wow, excellent tip. I like the violets because they are a native species, but I like them even more. Thx.

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Re: What's in your backyard?
« Reply #23 on: August 17, 2012, 22:53 »
I like 'em because they're pretty, and because I remember gathering them for little vases when I was a child.  There were always plenty of them, and no one minded if I picked some of them. 
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Re: What's in your backyard?
« Reply #24 on: August 18, 2012, 00:39 »
PS Ain't never seen one turkey in the wild, let alone three.  :D

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Re: What's in your backyard?
« Reply #25 on: September 02, 2012, 19:23 »
This squirrel buster was outside the kitchen window from noon to sunset yesterday.






Pulled a Marty on him:







He was more interested in this possible snack on the ground than my harassment:







or maybe this snack:



or maybe some chipmunks that live here:










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Re: What's in your backyard?
« Reply #26 on: September 03, 2012, 13:34 »
This squirrel buster was outside the kitchen window from noon to sunset yesterday.






Pulled a Marty on him:







He was more interested in this possible snack on the ground than my harassment:







or maybe this snack:



or maybe some chipmunks that live here:



 Very nice owl. Do you here it at night?

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Re: What's in your backyard?
« Reply #27 on: September 03, 2012, 14:13 »
Yes! There is a pair that has been here for at least 5 years. They call each other in the wee hours of the morning and when they get a kill they carry on like a pack of hyenas. They are not very secretive, but this is only the second time I've seen them in the day. 

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« Reply #28 on: September 04, 2012, 21:15 »
Yes! There is a pair that has been here for at least 5 years. They call each other in the wee hours of the morning and when they get a kill they carry on like a pack of hyenas. They are not very secretive, but this is only the second time I've seen them in the day.

I was gonna say, I thought they were nocturnal.  They are nice photos. 
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Re: What's in your backyard?
« Reply #29 on: September 04, 2012, 21:44 »


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« Reply #30 on: September 06, 2012, 20:13 »
A local neighborhood invasion.

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Re: What's in your backyard?
« Reply #31 on: September 07, 2012, 14:45 »
Oh Yeah! Fall is here!   C{{O}}