I spotted this large moth in my backyard in SW Missouri. It's probably a Polyphemus Moth (Antheraea polyphemus).
For several years a fox family lived in our back yard. This young one liked to drink out of Rita's bird bath.
Owl in my backyard in Southwestern Missouri. I believe it may be a barred owl?
A tortise eating catfood on the patio.
Spotted fawn in my front yard.
Yellow garden spider, Argiope aurantia.
Turtles procreating in my back yard.
Cooper's hawk; sitting in Rita's chestnut tree on a rainy day.
Black snake in Rita's hastas. July, 2009. This guy thinks he is an indoor snake (at least in the winter). We are always surprised to find him in the attic or basement (and once in the bathroom!).
After 4 or 5 years of not seeing any deer, we started to see some signs around - browse damage to our fruit trees. Then one evening we looked out the dining room window and saw this one wallking around in the yard.
Deer seen lurking around the yard, after not seeing any for years.