I met a guy that ate poison ivy. Seriously.
The root beer tree!
Is it a Scarlet Kingsnake or a Milksnake? Not sure. Is it poisonous? Absolutely not!
The lushes of the bird world, Cedar Waxwings love fruit and berries so much, they are known to get intoxicated or even die from overripe berries.
Cow Killer Ant
I'm actually a wasp! But can I kill a cow?
Although the males are super bright red, this is a tough bird to spot, as it likes to spend time high in the treetops. For me the easiest way to "spot" it is to recognize it's song.
These woodpeckers have fossil evidence found in Virginia going back 2 MILLION years!
Every year these lil' guys return to Middle Way ... they love zinnias, and I also observed their pillow talk, if you know what I mean....story continued...
The easiest way for me to "spot" these birds, is to actually listen for their song, and then it's pretty clear: Red-winged Blackbird.
Red Bellied Woodpecker
A woodpecker with a barbed 2+ inch tongue that's sticky... How about a smooch?