Creature Feature: The Viceroy Caterpillar, a Bird Poop Mimic

Adult Hickory Shuckworm Moth beside Pecan Leaf Phylloxera gall

The Gall of This Hickory Shuckworm Moth!

I love catching a glimpse of the yellow-billed cuckoo and calling it [Gandalf] stormcrow.

Creature Feature: Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Quest for Ailanthus: The Elm with Fingers and Wings

Ailanthus Webworm Moth

Creature feature: The Mississippi Map Turtle

Dung Beetle riding its dung ball to ascertain that his direction to the burrow is correct. Near Farmerville, Northeast Louisiana, USA. C.Paxton photo and copyright.

Creature Feature: American Dung Beetle

A close-up of the head of Lucanus elephas, Elephant Stag Beetle male. Photo and copyright C.Paxton.

The Elephant Stag Beetle, Lucanus elephas

Chelydra serpentina, The Common Snapping Turtle, is a very powerful amphibious terrapin that spends most of its time submerged in ambush for its prey. C. Paxton photo and Copyright.

Creature Feature: Common Snapping Turtle

A Red-eared Terrapin. or Slider, basking on a log in Corney Creek, Farmerville, Louisiana. C.Paxton photo and copyright.

Creature Feature: The Red-eared Terrapin or Slider (Chrysemys scripta)