I heard the squirrel chattering, then turned to look for it and spotted it up in a magnolia tree

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.

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I saw this squirrel from about 20 feet away. It slowly moved toward me, pausing to pose every few feet. I think it was hoping I would feed it.

I saw this squirrel from about 20 feet away. It slowly moved toward me, pausing to pose every few feet. I think it was hoping I would feed it.

I saw this #squirrel from about 20 feet away. It slowly moved toward me, pausing to pose every few feet. I think it was hoping I would feed it.

#animals #nature

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So much for “never eat anything bigger than your head.”

A fox squirrel chowing down on magnolia seeds in the park this morning.

So much for “never eat anything bigger than your head.”

kelsonv: “A fox squirrel chowing down on…”

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Fox Squirrel

The AI helpfully identified this as a magnolia, somehow missing the squirrel taking up most of the frame. 🙂

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Spot the squirrels!

Two squirrels blending into a palm tree trunk.

Spot the squirrels!

I heard noises from this palm tree and went to look. I couldn't quite catch *what* was moving up there at first, so I just pointed the camera up to where I saw movement and took a few shots. Turned out to be these two squirrels, who then chased each other around the trunk, chittering and knocking debris down.

#squirrels

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Some of the local wildlife spotted at the gardens.

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.

#nature #hiking

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Tree Squirrels

Tree Squirrels Tree Squirrels

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.

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