Thursday, April 25, 2013


I've never been great at labeling local wildlife, so I've been trying to figure out what some or the local birds, critters and insects are around here. Unfortunately, the one that I've become the most familiar with are the red wasps that are EVERYWHERE!

One of our recent finds was made by Little Bear. We were trying to rush out the door to Story Time at the library when we ran into this little guy.

Can you see him? A little Turtle!

Little Bear was so excited! A real turtle outside of the Botanical Gardens. She wasn't impressed that I wouldn't let her pet it . . .but since I know nothing about turtles, I wasn't sure about germs or animal behavior regarding touching their young.

Of course that didn't stop her from petting it anyway.
I think that we had a much better find that The Commander, because the week before his critter he saw was of a more sinister variety.


  1. EEEEEK!!! Don't put snakes on without a warning. I think it would be okay to touch a turtle but be sure to wash hands afterward. Sounds like you two are having great adventures. Enjoy!

  2. I absolutely love all of your posts here (even though I don't always get to comment...) you guys look like you are having so many adventures there!! (Hoping maybe we Dostals can head that way before y'all move back, I want to go to Chattanooga!)