I have been planting a lot of new plants in the garden. One of the wholesale nurseries in our area had their yearly end of season sale...
As you can see, I had a couple wagon loads of new goodies to plant. Some azaleas, heucheras, coneflowers, penstemons, and a Rodgersia- a new plant to me. The azaleas were planted in spots where I had hydrangeas. These poor struggling shrubs needed to be moved to get more light.
This is more of a post about CREATURES IN THE GARDEN....
because I was digging and exploring in the garden, I found many little creatures. Some of these photos were posted on Facebook, but I know many of you are not on FB, so for those who have seen two of these pictures, I am sorry for the repeat.
Digging a hole for the hydrangea's new spot, along the side of the house, where there is a lot of activity....I found this little cutie--
I was worried the shovel might have injured him or another, so gently digging around I found his brothers...
|Best guess from online info these are Eastern Box Turtles|
Planting new plants, one needs water. After one is done with the water, the hose needs to be put away.....carefully.
According to FB friend Christopher, this snake is all kinked because it is getting ready to shed its skin. Believe it to be a Black Rat Snake.
Black Racers are fast movers, this one wasn't moving quickly, so my guess is Black Rat Snake.
But wait, there's more. This is a Virgin Tiger Moth. Very interesting markings.
A posting on the wildlife in my garden isn't complete without an Egret on the dock photo. These birds migrate in the late fall and return to the lake in the spring. Our dock is a good fishing spot...for the birds, not so much for us.
We have all sorts of frogs and toads in our area, some are so small. This little guy waited for a few pictures to be taken before he hopped into the garden.
Here is a close up of this nubby toad.
And finally, one of the reasons some of my plants have been eaten. We have grasshoppers and this cleverly disguised muncher, a Katydid.
What creatures are in your garden??
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