Here’s a little of what’s going on in the Wild at the Museum…a caterpillar.
An Eastern Tiger Swallowtaill caterpillar’s “eyes” are meant to scare, not stare (Catch the Wind).
A Southern Spreadwing Damselfly. Notice how the wings are held out to the side, spread out (Wetlands).
An assassin bug.
A Wheel Bug nymph (on bungee, left side) wears a warning on its abdomen, “Don’t touch me!” As adults, a bite, or rather a poke, with their proboscis can be painful (Animal Department Gator).
A nest-building bird.
Mourning Dove nest under construction. Bird is on the left, nest on the right, “Can you see me?” (Wetlands)
A morphing frog.
Looking more like a salamander or lizard, this creature is about to become a bullfrog (Wetlands).
A tree frog who thinks it can’t be seen.
This Gray Tree Frog should stick with the trees, its camouflage doesn’t work well on Rice Paper Plant leaves (Dino Trail).
And, a bird with a frog.
Jabbing at something in the water, this green heron hopes to hit pay-dirt (Wetlands).
A closer look reveals a partial tail on this little frog. It will never make the transition to full adult.
And that’s some of what I’ve been seeing. How about you?