Before and after. Owl pellet dissections.
Undigestable material such as fur, feathers, bones and exoskeleton collect in the owl’s crop and are coughed up later as a neat pellet. These are usually coughed up approximately one to two days after the meal.
This pellet belonged to a Barred Owl.
A video explaining the importance of the gopher tortoise to Florida’s Ecosystem
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 :)