Thursday, May 25, 2017

Other recent fauna ...

This fella was spotted in our front yard a couple of evenings ago almost at dusk. He enjoys dining on salad greens we are growing.

 

 I believe we have had this eastern box turtle trudge through our yard last year.
 



Monday, May 8, 2017

The Fox Family ...

The night had been unusually cool, down right chilly, but the morning sun rose to warm the beginning of the  clear, dry day.  I happen to glance out the window into our back yard and spotted a red fox mom (vixen) and her three pups enjoying a beautiful day, warming themselves in the sun.

We have dense thickets behind Camp Alexander, a natural drainage creek that produces a small swamp before the runoff reaches the Neuse River.  Behind the creek is woods. 

Considering how many people let their dogs run loose in our area, we are surprised that a family of foxes would be so close to us.  We hope they stay around.  They are great mousers!  And they are fun to watch.