Under the stoop on the shady side of the yard we discovered a very well fed toad...
An eastern kingbird was sitting atop a pine, keeping an eye on the garden. He eats an amazing number of insects!
Number 33 was on patrol along the path we keep mowed. She is a beauty of a young box turtle. We hope she spends many happy years with us here.
Out on the carport we spied a young praying mantis on the prowl. We have had a bumper crop of mantids this year.
Cruising the edge of the yard, in a section of the property we maintain in an old field succession state, we noticed several spangled skimmers keeping an eye on things. This one is a male.
I love the variety of life just outside my door.