Category Archives: Reptiles

Gulf Coast Ribbon Snake By Bird Stream

I saw some shedded snake skin in my bird stream today.  After looking around for just a bit, I saw who the skin belonged to.  It’s a Gulf Coast Ribbon Snake.  Really a beautiful snake as far as snakes go.  I just took some pictures and left it alone.  It might eat a few lizards […]

View full post »

CottonMouth Snake In Bird Stream

Now they it’s getting warmer and water getting more scarce, my disappearing bird stream is bustling in activity.  Many birds are drinking and bathing in the stream, a raccoon comes out at night to drink, I’ve seen a few mice drop by, and the other day, a Western Cottonmouth snake. Normally I don’t like to […]

View full post »

Mediterranean Gecko Family

It was a busy weekend, at least on Saturday.  I’m doing a complete redesign of one section of the backyard.  My goal for this area is that it will be much more bird friendly.  I’ve already planted an Eastern Red Cedar and moved the Yaupon Holly to that area as well.  My “plan” is to […]

View full post »

Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge: Skillern Tract

I did take my trip to Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge.  Specifically I went to the Skillern Tract part of the refuge.  I can’t recommend this part of the wildlife refuge highly enough.  It is awesome!  From what I read, it’s still relatively unknown among birders, but that probably won’t last for long.  I actually went […]

View full post »

Books On Birds, Butterflies, Insects, Wildlife, Gardening, And Photography

Okay, I’ve done it.  I’ve cataloged most all my books.  I still have some computer books at work I need to catalog, but for this blog I think I’m complete.  I’ve organized the books into sections and I’ll also make the list available for download should you choose to keep it as a reference for […]

View full post »

Male Green Anoles In Massive 2 Hour Fight

First we had the pictures of the Green Anoles mating, and now we have a massive fight between two of the males.  They were literally fighting for over 2 hours.  I don’t know if they fight until the death, but these two were definitely at war. One of the Anoles was a bit smaller, but […]

View full post »

Eastern Black Swallowtail Caterpillars And Chrysalis

I have some pictures of Eastern Black Swallowtails that I wanted to share. Before I get to that, I wanted to share some information and see if others might have noticed the same thing. We’ve had quite a few eggs and Caterpillars from the Eastern Black Swallowtail, but just as the Caterpillars get to be […]

View full post »

Leecy Wears A New Garter Snake Bracelet

Before I start getting the emails, no animals (or reptiles) were harmed during this photo shoot (the Snake was released into the woods after I took a few pictures). Leecy was helping me in the garden this morning and saw a small Garter Snake, at the same time I was hunting a Broad Banded Water […]

View full post »

The Birds Of Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge

Had a great day today visiting Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge with Leecy.  We saw lots of birds, but getting great pictures of them is another story. We started off at dawn, and there was this Heron silhouetted against the water. I love taking (or trying to take) pictures of raptors, like Hawks and Harriers.  What […]

View full post »