(Zebra Longwing is the Florida State butterfly!)
We saw this turtle on a back road while on our drive home from dropping my rental car off.
(These frogs release a toxin through their skin and so it is not wise to pick them up with your bare hands.)
Notes from My Nest: We’ve had some brutally cold days here for the past two days with morning lows of 9 and 5 degrees! Today a nor’easter is headed our way and only time will tell if we will be hit or not. It depends on the storm’s final track. I’ve added a couple of new Yard Birds with Song Sparrows showing up almost everyday since I first spotted one a few days ago. I’ve also added Red-breasted Nuthatch and Turkey Vulture to the Mere Point Cottage Yard List. Last week I had a lone Red-winged Blackbird show up, and now I am seeing this species every day at the Mere Point Boat Launch along with Common Grackles, though the grackles have not visited my yard as of yet. When I stopped at the boat launch last night on my way home from town I also added Black Duck, Common Eider and White-throated Sparrow to the list of species seen at that location. The unpacking continues as I try to unpack and shelve all my books. Some of these books have not see the light of day in years. Gus bought us 5 new bookcases when we moved in here just so I could unpack them all. I will let you know how THAT goes! Right now my great room is a mess again!