Weekly Critter Summary


We’ve had this hummingbird feeder up for weeks. We keep stuff in and clean and refill regularly. The first day we had a hummingbird and nothing since then. Nothing in terms of hummingbirds. We got all sorts of other critters who perch on it or get behind it like this smart aleck squirrel.

And some more bird action in the background.


And here is a cardinal and a blue jay mocking me about my hummingbird failure.

I went hiking on Turkey Mountain and found this new (to me) bat nest.

I also found this black colored snake in the middle of the trail. He scooted off by the time I got my phone out and ready.

I also found this guy in the middle of another trail. I let him be.

I checked out the monarch waystation and there are more wildflowers popping up.

I saw this little moth looking creature on one of the blooms. Inaturalist says it is a “gorgone checkerspot.” I’ve never heard of that but I’m going with it for now.


And this doesn’t have anything to do with critters. It’s another jigsaw puzzle. I’m getting to where I am not intimidated by large expanses of sky or water. I’m really enjoying working on online jigsaw puzzles. No pieces are ever lost plus I use the setting where all the pieces are in the right orientation. I know, I am cheating.

I’m linking this to Eileen’s Saturday’s Critters. Go check it out.

10 thoughts on “Weekly Critter Summary

  1. Eileen

    I enjoy working on puzzles too, the scene is pretty. Great captures of the birds, turtle and the snake.
    Sometimes the Hummers may be at the feeder when you are not looking? I have seen those bat boxes in different parks here. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a happy weekend. PS, thank you for leaving me a comment.

  2. Fun60

    Maybe the red just isn’t their colour this season. Lots of other interesting creatures for you to see on your walks.

  3. Margy

    I’ve seen a few hummingbirds but they have passed my new feeder by so far. It’s on my kitchen window so maybe it’s not on their regular flight path. – Margy

  4. Pat

    We are seeing less than the usual number of hummingbirds. I thought maybe our late spring snow and cool spring made them stay south? Your area had warmer temperatures so I’m perplexed by the fact they are not flocking to your feeder.

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