The Grasshopper Who Wanted His Photo Taken

This grasshopper kept jumping up in front of me and almost hitting me a couple of times while I was walking down a gravel road. I got the hint that he wanted me to take his photograph. He did let me get close to him and after I got the shot I wanted he jumped off into the… Read More »

Western Rat Snake

The Western Rat Snake eats a variety of warm-blooded prey, not just rats as the name implies. Any mammal or bird that is slow enough to catch and small enough to eat is fair game. Bird eggs are also a favorite. While this species usually hunts by actively seeking after prey, it is also opportunistic and is certain… Read More »