March 16, 2015

At The Park // Crawlies and Footprints


On a recent walk through the park, we discovered a little trail through the woods that we never noticed before!  Once Spring weather starts rolling in, I can typically be found overturning rocks and logs in search of insects, reptiles, and amphibians.

Although I didn't find any of the latter two, I did get super excited to find this Queen Yellow Jacket under a rotten log!  Fertilized Queens overwinter under logs and other hidey spots until late spring arrives.  After she emerges, she builds a small paper nest and lays her eggs.  After taking a few photos, I placed her back under the log and went on my way.

Aside from the Queen, I also came across a teeny tiny Millipede, tons of worms, and lots of fresh prints in the mud :)






Are Raccoon prints the cutest or what?

2 comments

  1. Ahh, I LOVE the paw prints. Too cute! I always try to get photos of my dog's paw prints...but he's kind of prissy and doesn't like getting the mud or snow or anything that would leave a print. lol!

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