I also mentioned my Honeysuckle and Carpenter Bees of which I found a big black one yesterday - it was scoping out one of the smaller oak trees, I was eye level with the bee and the branch he was scoping. LOL I had never seen one before so ran inside for my Texas critter, wildlife and all foliage, etc. bible. The female is the one I have to worry about. They like ANY wood to build their tunnel / nest. Plus they sting, unlike the males which don't.
Yesterday I also saw what I thought were dew wet oak leaves - but today when I was hanging my last load of flea free Bed spreads, etc. I saw, what I thought this time was a snail trail. Only thing is, this trail wound all over my yard under my clothesline. I suspect trails, not trail. I have to go on line to look up slugs and snails.
Shoot, I forgot I just bought one of the "Pocket Bug and Slug guides". Ok, checking out the slugs and snails.
Well, there are 5 types listed. The biggest grows to six inches. Then one at 6 inches, another at 5 inches... the two smallest are 1.5 and 1 inch. I'm hoping for lots of the "Common Snail" at 1 inch.
But, exciting news, I discovered - as I looked through the pages - I have - in a jar - in my bug collection: Ta Da! A Buffalo Treehopper. Who knew? Not me. LOL When I find dead things Or things of interest like rocks and such, I save them and add to my collection. My DDIL goes crazy at all the fossils I have inside. LOL
Anyway, I've read all my other books on TX critters, trees, flowers, etc. I also have Pocket guides on Insects; Snakes etc: Animal Tracks; Birds of Texas; and I belong to Arbor Foundation so have all their guides for Trees, Bushes, Fruit, and other associated beautiful gifts from Mother Nature. Oh yeah, I am obsessed with the Night Sky and have all kids of apps and books and my son telescope that I want to bring out to use.
I actually took a photo of Orion and Oh My Gosh.... it is awesome. I have cloud, eclispe, storm photos... Ok, Ok I'm Obsessed. LOL Anyway, if you have neat critters please share. I love Nature.
Sorry to go on for so long. I love to share so when I get going I find it hard to spot. If anyone wants a fossil I have lots.
Love All Life, Thank You For Posting! :)