I heard the squirrel chattering, then turned to look for it and spotted it up in a magnolia tree. Surprisingly, it held still while I walked around the tree to get a better angle. Then after I took a few more pictures, it jumped off the branch onto a nearby house-turned-museum.
One of these days, after it’s opened again, I’m going to have to actually visit the museum and not just the park.
#nature #animals #squirrel
On iNaturalist (cropped photos)
This fox squirrel was hiding at the base of a bush in a city park. As I approached, it ran up a nearby tree and then paused a few feet up.
#squirrel #photo #nature #animals
Full photo on Flickr
A fox squirrel chowing down on magnolia seeds in the park this morning.
So much for “never eat anything bigger than your head.”
The AI helpfully identified this as a magnolia, somehow missing the squirrel taking up most of the frame. 🙂
Some of the local wildlife spotted at the gardens.
I didn’t have much luck photographing #birds this time, but I did catch some good shots of this one. Though I’m not sure what it is. Maybe a warbler?
This #squirrel was one of three that scattered as I approached a trail junction. The other two hid. This one froze. It blended in very well!
And while I *saw* lots of #butterflies, this mourning cloak is the only one that held still long enough for me to get a #photo.
I saw this squirrel next to a tree while walking down the sidewalk. I stopped, we both stared at each other for a moment, then it went around the tree. I got down to take a second photo and it stood up on its hind legs, posing, though it gave up and realized I wasn’t going to feed it by the time I had the camera ready.