Yup, they’re still building that monstrosity right in the park.

Yeah, that’s such an improvement.

But hey, at least the turtles like it.


You may recall me finding this awesome Cecropia caterpillar last autumn. Well, this winter I found a really huge cocoon on the side of my house. Based on the size I assumed it belonged to one of those caterpillars.

I’ve been checking that thing every day since April hoping I’d catch it when it […]

Tree frog


I was out grilling last night, and for once I had an audience who pointed out there was a huge friggin caterpillar on the ground.

This thing was huge. Seriously. It’s bigger than my index finger.

We looked it up, and it’s a Cecropia Caterpillar, which means it’s going to (hopefully) turn […]

Yet Another Bird in the Bush

American Bittern

I’ve been seeing these at the park for ages, but they’re always either far away, or hiding, or both. Apparently they’re very secretive birds that like to hide in reeds. When observed, they pretend to be reeds.

Or, if they’re not in reeds at the time, they try and stay still […]


Ran into a snapping turtle at the park, and for once I actually had a camera with me. […]