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Saturday, March 26, 2011

An Outing in Mandeville, Pt. II

Here are some more photos from our hike at Northlake Nature Center last weekend.

One of many red-eared sliders. Native to the Southern U.S., this is the most common turtle pet. Because of pet releases, it's now established in other places.

Grasshopper missing a hind leg.

Eastern tent caterpillar (unfortunately we saw a couple of these destructive insects around.)


A pair of mating dragonflies (sorry about the blur, but they were fairly far away.)


Maalie said...

Wonderful wildlife pictures!

Charles Gramlich said...

A lovely day.

Change Relationship said...

Wow I love the pictures! Great post! Thanks for sharing.

PhotoDiction said...

Looks like a wonderful place to get close to nature. The snow here is finally starting to melt off and I'm looking forward to the greenery and signs of insect and animal life. Thanks for sharing the pics in this and in the earlier post.

Erik Donald France said...

Excellent. I'm a big fan of turtles, especially ~~

Chrissy said...

Wonderful photo's and great to see some dragonflies...we still have a month to go for that one :)

Lana Gramlich said...

Thanks for the kind comments, all.

Erik; I love turtles, too. :)

Chrissy; To be honest, dragonflies are near constant around here, there's so many of them!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful photos of our lovely area of southern louisiana! You should make a trip to Manchac and take some photos there. From a ponchatoula fan.

Lana Gramlich said...

Anonymous; Thank you. I've looked into Manchac NWR, but according to the website, it's boat access only, and I have no boat. Besides, I've seen enough swamps and marshes--after a while they all start looking the same (which is why I went on a road trip through the American SW this past Spring--a refreshing change!)

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