Saturday’s Critters – Mainly Little Ones Today!

For Father’s Day my wife and son treated me with a trip to the Tulsa Botanic Garden. I took my macro lens along and captured way too many bloom photos. I especially like to capture the insects on the blooms like this fritillary.


And lots of bumble bees out and about in the garden just pollinating away.


And a wasp or two.


And I saw a lizard of some sort darting among the plants. There was also a cool as a cucumber garden cat but I was a neglectful blogger as I did not get its photo.


I took a hike on Turkey Mountain. I didn’t see any big critters but I captured this fritillary in the leaf litter.


And a dragonfly hanging out on a fallen tree.

I’m really enjoying my Merlin Bird App. While hiking I would hear different birds and call up the app and it id’s them for me. I would look and look and only every once in a while spot one but the foliage would be way to thick to get a decent photo so I would move on.


I am still having fun with my trailcam at home. I move it around. I get lots of images but very few “hits.” That’s okay. I love this male cardinal.


I also like to get birds in action like the one above coming in and the one below with the female cardinal leaving.


The squirrels love the feeders and tend to dominate. My wife and I will periodically go outside and tell the squirrels to get lost.

My wife and I went on a bike ride on Tulsa’s River Parks. Stopping at what we call the Bear Fountain is always a refreshing rest stop.

I am linking with Eileen’s Saturday’s Critters.

12 thoughts on “Saturday’s Critters – Mainly Little Ones Today!

  1. Eileen

    I am starting my comment with the photo at the end of your post. I just love the bear sculptures and the fountain. You have a nice set up with your cam looking at your feeder, capturing all your birds. The Fritillary butterfly and the dragonfly are great captures. The Botanic gardens sound like a great place to enjoy a day and take a lot of photos. I have been using the Merlin App now too, on my deck and during our walks. It is addicting, watching all the birds it catches. I did see a few it may have id incorrectly. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a great weekend. PS, thank you for leaving me a comment.

  2. Debbie

    an interesting app, i will be looking into that. i have a book with the sounds of birds, but it is difficult to use as you have to know what bird to look up to hear the sound!! that bear is a beauty!!

  3. Sallie

    The Merlin app sounds well worth it! Love your little critters from your backyard and from your walks and hikes. If the squirrels listen to you by the way, you have a secret method that a lot of bird lovers would like to share ;>)

  4. Natasha

    These photos are a treat to the eyes as is the story-telling, Alan.

    The Cardinals are such a thing of beauty.

    Love that lizard too.

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