More Turtle Eggs…And An Unfortunate Twist

A couple of weeks ago I spotted something in the adjacent vacant lot that looked out of place. It was a turtle — a Texas river cooter (Pseudemys texana) to be precise — in the process of creating a “nest” in which to deposit eggs. Being the insensitive-and-nosy jerk I am, I immediately set up a… Continue reading More Turtle Eggs…And An Unfortunate Twist

Baby Horny Toad

As I’ve noted before, horny toads seem to be making a comeback, at least in our neck of the woods. Here’s further evidence – a baby lizard, one of the smallest I’ve ever seen. I didn’t actually see this one, though, as Debbie came across it while walking this evening with a friend. That’s Debbie’s… Continue reading Baby Horny Toad

Horny Toads on the Comeback Trail?

Several people have asked whether we’ve spotted any horned lizards this year, and we’re happy to reply with an emphatic “yes.” We’ve sighted them on almost every walk or bike ride, and seen them from the car driving through the neighborhood. I wouldn’t say that we’re overrun with the little rascals, but they definitely seem… Continue reading Horny Toads on the Comeback Trail?