30 Apr

Backyard Wildlife

Chipmunk

I have been keeping track of everything we have seen in our yard since about 2001.  If it is not on the list (unless it is an insect)…then I have not seen it in the yard…some have been close, like a fox I saw down the street, and a raccoon next door, and several bird species flying overhead like gulls and herons…but if it wasn’t in my yard, I did not include it.  Also, I have not been in the habit of identifying most of the insect life…my list includes all the butterflies I have seen, but most of the insects, including moths, I have not listed here.

 I also included a photo below of a very light colored squirrel.  We must have some light squirrel genes around here, they aren’t albino, but there are always one or two that are very very light grey as you can see in the photo.

Update: new bird sighting May 5 2010 – Indigo Bunting!

Amphibians

Toad

Tree Frog

Birds

American Goldfinch

Barred Owl

Black Capped Chickadee

Bluebird

BlueJay

Cardinal

Carolina Wren

Cedar Waxwing

Chipping Sparrow

Coopers Hawk

Downy Woodpecker

Duck

Eastern Screech Owl

European Tree Sparrow

Grackle

Great Horned Owl

House Finch

Indigo Bunting

Mockingbird

Mourning Dove

Red Bellied Woodpecker

Red Tailed Hawk

Rose Breasted Grosbeak

Ruby Throated Hummingbird

Snowbird

Tufted Titmouse

Turkey

White Crowned Sparrow

White Throated Sparrow

Update 6/25/10 – new bird sighting in yard! Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher!

Butterflies and some Insects

Buckeye Butterfly

Bumble Bee

Checkered White Butterfly

Cicada

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

European Cabbage Butterfly

Great Spangled Fritillary

Mantis

Milkweed Bug

Monarch Butterfly

Painted Lady Butterfly

Red Admiral Butterfly

Red Spotted Purple Butterfly

Slug

Spider

Tomato Horn Worm

Mammals

Bat

Chipmunk

Coyote

Deer

Mouse

Rabbit

Squirrel

Vole

Reptiles

Box Turtle

Garter Snake

Prairie King Snake

Marsupial

Opossum

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