Tag Archives: Pink

Praying Mantis

This Praying Mantis has been hanging out in the corner of our back yard. The first time I spotted him he disappeared while I retrieved my camera.

Praying Mantis on Hyacinth Bean Flower
Praying Mantis on Hyacinth Bean Flower

A few days later I got another chance when I found him nicely posed on a newly opened Hyacinth Bean flower.

Praying Mantis on Hyacinth Bean Flower
Praying Mantis on Hyacinth Bean Flower

He was about half the size of others I have seen, less than 2 inches (5 cm).

Praying Mantis on Hyacinth Bean
Praying Mantis on Hyacinth Bean, Double Vision with a little breeze

October 7, 2021

Pretty On Pink

A recently hatched Carolina Anole spent some time watching the world from a Mandevilla plant on my patio a few days ago.

Carolina Anole in Mandevilla Blossom
Carolina Anole in Mandevilla Blossom

You might wonder how he got in there, I sure did. He didn’t weigh much but these petals are quite delicate.

Carolina Anole in Mandevilla Blossom
Carolina Anole in Mandevilla Blossom

I suspect he climbed out the stem then jumped/fell into the center. A wider view shows how tiny the Anole was. The blossom was about four inches (10 cm) across.

Carolina Anole in Mandevilla Blossom
Carolina Anole in Mandevilla Blossom

Credit to Ted for spotting this little fellow.

Carolina Anole in Mandevilla Blossom
Carolina Anole in Mandevilla Blossom

Roseate Spoonbills — Did You Know They Were There?

I know you shouldn’t ASSuME anything, but really when there are Roseate Spoonbills in a tree ahead of you wouldn’t you think everyone present would have seen them?

They are pink, after all, no camouflage available.

Two Roseate Spoonbills at Tree Top
Two Roseate Spoonbills at Tree Top

I saw them from a distance and hoped that they would stay put until I got closer.

Roseate Spoonbill at Tree Top
Roseate Spoonbill at Tree Top

One dropped down away from me but the second oneĀ  made a big flapping display as he chose a pushing off point.

Roseate Spoonbill Getting Ready to Fly
Roseate Spoonbill Getting Ready to Fly

He got his balance and followed his pal out of sight.

Heard from my right: “what was that?”

Roseate Spoonbill Getting Ready to Fly
Roseate Spoonbill Getting Ready to Fly

This proves the point that it is easy to walk by some great subjects without even knowing they are there.

Bear Island Wildlife Management Area, SC
August 29, 2021