A Katydid (Microcentrum rhombifolium) on a wall. These insects are related to grasshoppers and so closely resemble leaves that on a tree, you would never notice one but against a brick wall they stand out like a sore thumb.
They normally fly away from danger so I was pretty surprised that I was able to get so close with my camera phone
Eastern Screech Owl (Megascops asio)
When this little snake feels threatened, the defense mechanism they employ is to flash the bottom of their tails, which is a gorgeous bright red.
I’m about 90% sure this is a squirrel tree frog but please correct me if I’m wrong :)
I put this house gecko on my finger as a size reference. I have to save these poor little guys from my cat all the time.
A couple of young American Alligators at the lake of our local nature preserve.
Happy Vulture Awarness Day!
Here are a couple of turkey vultures I’m fortunate enough to work with. They’re much smarter than people think and incredibly important to the ecosystem.