Saturday, May 9, 2015

Five-lined Skink and More

Eileeninmd's Saturday's Critters #73 is up.

Here is a Five-lined Skink next to the Washington & Old Dominion Trail in Ashburn, Va.:

A week ago I ran across the bunny again, this time while walking Theda. She (Theda) was thrilled!



A few more pics from Ashburn:

A Six-spotted Green Tiger Beetle in the Twin Creeks Trail Area:

Mouse over pics for captions, and click them for larger versions. (For example, you can see that the beetle has hairy arms.)
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30 comments:

✿ chica said...

Sempre lindas tuas fotos! abraços,chica e lindo domingo! chica

eileeninmd said...

Awesome critters, I love the cute bunny, Theda and Amelia and Mikey.The skink is cool, it has pretty colors. Thank you for linking up! Have a happy weekend!

mikey said...

Wow. Nice. When I was a little boy (single digits or so), I grew up about a block from the end of the development in my neighborhood. Beyond that were 'the hills', as in "G'bye mom, billy and me are going up in the hills". One of the standard things one did in the the hills was catch lizards. Usually they were Bluebellies, which Wiki informs me are actually "Western Fence Lizards", which were everywhere. But the real prize was a blue tailed skink. That was a MUCH cooler lizard. Of course, we'd put them in a box with holes punched in the lid and they'd die (or escape) in a few days, but the real point was catching them.

TexWisGirl said...

love the skink. :) cute bunny-hunter!

DeniseinVA said...

A great series of photographs, great critter pics and sweet of the dog so alert on her walk. Great spotter for you :)

Snap said...

wow ... nice selection of critters .. the green beetle is really GREEN! happy critter day!

Joyful said...

Wow! Some great critter captures. The gardens are awesome too!

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Love that skink! My mom has a family of them living in her garage.

Michelle said...

I had a skink give me a surprise today while planting flowers!

orchid Miyako said...

Hello from Japan; I've never seen
Five-lined Skink and I checked with pc about it :-) I love the pictures of Theda and bunny♪
PS; Thanks for your kindness.

Sincerely from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Rajesh said...

Wonderful set of images.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Beautiful photos! I love the skink and the beetle. The dogs are always cute. Have a great day!

Irma said...

Beautiful photos.
The dogs are cute.
Have a happy Sunday.
Best regards, Irma

laurak/ForestWalkArt :) said...

love those skinks...with their bright blue tails!!
really cool metallic looking beetle...and those long & lean pups!!
happy sunday!

Margaret Adamson said...

Fantastic shots of the critters. Have a great week.

Sara D.B. said...

Fascinating and cute critters!
The beetle looks really beautiful.

Bob Bushell said...

Love the Lizard, fantastic.

Celeste said...

Great skink and tiger beetle shots, really clear.

Stephanie said...

I have never seen a green beetle before!

Hannah said...

Theda's pose in her third pic is really cute. What would she do if she could chase the rabbit? I like the Five-Lined Skink, such a beautiful blue tail. We were fascinated with lizards when I was a child, we had green anoles in our yard. I wish I could see more lizards here, I did see an alligator lizard recently but didn't catch it. The beetle is such a lovely metallic green! Great photos.

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

That bunny made your dog's day!

Lee Ann L. said...

The skink and beetle looks interesting! The dogs lead an interesting life. :-)

Jim H. said...

The color on that beetle is remarkable.

EG CameraGirl said...

Love seeing your local wildlife. I bet Theda was happy about seeing a bunny. ;)

Missy George said...

We have bunnies here that drive Mollie crazy..She's gotten pretty used to the squirrels..

Ela said...

Beautiful pictures !
And awesome critters !
Greetings

Sharon Wagner said...

That is one bright beetle!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The ski k is pretty with the blue tail! And I admire your ID skills for all the crawl critters you see. Your dog is probably still dreaming about that bunny encounter!

Debbie said...

curious critters and some pretty gardens as well!!!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

I like the skink and the beetle - such brilliant colors! Good to have an alert buddy with you to alert you to photo ops! Karen