Saw a copperhead; kind of. It was late, and their camouflage, even on rocks, is very, very effective. At first it looked like a hopping toad, then like some sort of crab/lobster, and finally, a striking snake (It was fighting with our dog). Well, actually, at first it looked like the dog was barking at nothing.
Visited Mohawk State Park and the Arkansas River near the Gathering Place.
Mohawk State Park has nice plants, scenery, geese, and dragonflies.
The Arkansas River has night-herons, herons, ducks, geese, snakes, and some plants.
And Emily has hawk eyes, seeing a heron on the other side of Lake Yahola. The pictures of him were the very blurry far away ones.
Issuing snake warning: Venomous and non-venomous species observed. Avoid wet, cool areas that have good food sources. Copperhead and a rat snake observed. Copperheads are known to bite without warning- although, I've had no experiences with this myself. Luckily.
Rat Snake above. Captured by momma.
Swallowtails are abundant! Except... there's an imposter! The first butterfly, or the first three pictures, is a red-spotted admiral. The most likely subspecies is red-spotted purple.
The next four are of (obviously) an eastern tiger swallowtail.
The last (three pictures) is a pipevine swallowtail, the one I had mentioned a while ago.
I like observing animals, especially birds. I also take care of the goats. I like goats.
My assistant photographer! She also takes care of African geese.
Another assistant photographer! She takes care of the rabbits, and the hutch is teeming with crawly things.