Friday, October 17, 2014

Still With Us

Our good friends, the Monarch Caterpillars have seemed rather scarce this year.  However, yesterday on the self-seeded swamp milkweed by our back door we found these two as well as a number of others. They are healthy looking and very active.

And for a shift to a another type of interesting fauna, these two guys strolled by our RV campsite one early morning last week.  I scrambled to get the camera but they seemed to be in no hurry.  

They are Egyptian Geese. A member of the duck, goose, and swan family Anatidae.  They are native to Africa south of the Sahara and the Nile Valley.  They were considered sacred by the ancient Egyptians and appeared in much of their artwork. These are feral in the Kerrville TX area.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sooo cute. What a catch.