The Week in Critters


On a guided hike on Turkey Mountain, I was lagging behind the group (I like to lag) and found this butterfly. Google lens tells me that it is a Red Spotted Purple butterfly. Other resources say Red Spotted Purple Admiral. I don’t know, I just thought it was different.


An overhead view of the same butterfly.


I visited Tulsa’s Philbrook Museum and took a walk around the gardens. I saw this little pollinator working away, doing its thing.


And then a wasp looking critter working on these blooms.


And yet another pollinator, pollinating.


And a duck on the museum grounds. Do you suppose he snuck in without paying?

And they had sheep. I loved these sheep. They were on a secluded part of the grounds up until 2014 and then disappeared. They are back now in a more visible part of the grounds. There were lots of teenagers visiting the museum the day I was there and the sheep were a hit. Up to six or seven kids were sitting on them at a time. I just bided my time until they left to get this shot.


And then shift to our backyard. I was sitting on a bench reading and this downy woodpecker landed on a nearby branch and stayed for a little bit.

Lizzy sticking her tongue out at us

And going inside the house, Lizzie the cat spent a big part of a recent day with her tongue sticking out. Silly cat!!


And here’s the Kodi the Pomeranian puppy showing a little bit attitude during a training session.

And here he is at puppy school doing everything my wife asks of him. He’s a rock star at puppy school. When it is not his turn to do something he watches the other dogs and people closely. He’s taking it all in. I’m learning what it is like to have a dog smarter than I am.

And that’s a wrap this week for critters. I’m linking with Saturday’s Critters. Go check it out.

9 thoughts on “The Week in Critters

  1. Vicki

    Love all these photos. My favorite thing is the Kodi video! My little dog has her tongue hanging out a lot of the time.

  2. Gaelyn

    The butterfly is gorgeous. I expected to see a selfie sitting on a sheep. Lizzie is so cute. Oh, and Kodi too.

  3. DrillerAA

    Great set of images. Love the butterfly, sheep, and duck.
    I know how it feels to have a dog with a higher IQ than myself. On a regular basis Lucy lets me know that I am the one being trained, not her. You would think that after six years I would learn who’s the boss.

  4. Eileen

    Kodi is a quick learner and a smart dog, so cute! Love the woodpecker and the butterflies.
    The sheep statues are cute! Sorry, I am late commenting! Thanks so much for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a great day and the rest of the week! PS, thank you for leaving me a comment!

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