Snapping Turtle

Snapping Turtle

Is it an Alligator Snapping Turtle or Common Snapping Turtle? You tell me. Photo taken in Red Bug Slough, part of the Phillippi Creek watershed.
Alligator Gar in Phillippi Creek

Alligator Gar in Phillippi Creek

Diet: mostly fish but sometimes water fowl and small mammals Habitat: they can adapt to various salinities from freshwater lakes to brackish creeks and bays along the Gulf of Mexico Behavior: they float a few feet below the surface and wait for prey to swim within...
Eastern Screech Owlets

Eastern Screech Owlets

These owlets were born this summer in our mango tree and stuck around for a few months. We lost part of the tree in Irma – hopefully they still come back next spring! This is our third year having owlets hatch.