It has been so hot lately that it seems as though the bird activity on my last few ventures out has been minimal. Without my eyes stuck to my binoculars, I had the opportunity to take some pictures of some other critters in nature that I often time miss.
Great-spangled Fritillary... Marion, IN
Silver-spotted Skipper... Marion, IN. This milkweed was a hit to many insects.
Water Snake... Marion, IN. I love these snakes. They are the most curious reptiles, always willing to come closer to get a better look at us.
White-breasted Nuthatch... Marion, IN. I was able to see some birds, this is one of only a few that allowed me to take a picture.
Hummingbird Moth... Marion, IN. I could watch these Moths forever. I am always amazed that they are so focused on flowers that you can get almost eye to eye with them before they fly away. This one is loving the milkweed.