This Salal plant (just past the Lady Fern) sits next to our front path. Today my wife noticed something sitting in it (those are her legs!).
A snake! Most likely a Northwestern Garter Snake. Garter snake colors are extremely variable and this one looked beautiful to me.
These snakes like to eat . . . → Read More and See Photos: Hunter in Salal
On Thursday Rebecca in the Woods posted about Garter Snakes getting into someone’s house. I commented on how I hadn’t ever found snakes inside before.
So what happens on Friday? The photo above is of our garage (badly in need of replacement I might add). What is hiding in the crevices?
As mine . . . → Read More and See Photos: Snakes in the House?
I was hiking through the woods behind my house this morning and found something on this log.
A snake! Seeing a snake lying on a bed of moss in the middle of the woods seemed a bit strange. The sun was peeking through the clouds so I guess it was sunning itself. But . . . → Read More and See Photos: Snake in the Moss
This past weekend my younger son spotted this snake in my neighbor’s front yard. It wasn’t too warm out and the snake seemed to have a hard time racing away, so I was able to get a couple of closeup photos.
See the red stripe on its back? This is most likely a . . . → Read More and See Photos: Snake in the Grass
A few months ago I had covered some soil with black plastic to keep it dry. Last week I removed the plastic and, among other things, found this strange looking ribbon. Let’s take a closer look.
That’s not just any ribbon. That is snakeskin! While snakes grow, their skin does not. In order . . . → Read More and See Photos: Snakeskin Clues
This slimy creature is a garden slug. Garden slugs come from Europe and they are famous for eating plants in our yards. Most of our native slugs do not do this since they generally prefer living in the forest. No such luck with garden slugs.
Many people try to get rid of these hungry . . . → Read More and See Photos: Snakes Eat Garden Slugs