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Critters in the Hood – Florida Gopher Turtles

March 16, 2012


This is a Florida Gopher Tortoise.  I have a lot of respect for these turtles and I also feel a certain camaraderie with them as we both live on the same small barrier island in east-central Florida.  The turtles were here first of course, dating back to around 60 million years ago which makes them important […]

Grasshopper Mystery Solved

June 28, 2011


Remember those little, black grasshoppers I wrote about a while back? Well, they have been growing and changing!  In the photo below you can see a little more of their distinct markings that include a single yellow stripe down their back, along with fine red lines that accent their head and front legs (not visible […]

Critters in the Hood

April 4, 2011


Which way should we go?…..Dude, I’m following you. Ok, I know these aren’t great photos, but just work with me on this.  I thought since this is the first “Critters in the Hood” we should start small – and small critters they are.  I stumbled across this little gathering of miniature grasshoppers while walking through […]