I came upon this Black Racer stalking prey through the sea grapes along a trail at Fort Pierce Inlet State Park. The Racer’s focus was not disturbed by my presence as its powerful jaws grabbed an unsuspecting Brown Anole and devoured it in the span of just a few minutes. The Anole, which struggled to the very end, its tail whipping back and forth as it disappeared down the snake’s throat, was deftly maneuvered by the snake into a head […]
A cluster of eggs at the ends of stalks are the hallmark of a lacewing insect. Once hatched out, the larvae are intense predators of other insects, the adults not so much. The eggs are on a leaf at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area.
The larva of the Great Leopard Moth is called the Giant Woolly Bear for its large, hairy appearance. The caterpillar is primarily nocturnal and feeds on a wide variety of plants but is often seen crossing roads during the day on its way to new foraging grounds.