Creating a wildlife haven one plant at a time

Monday, August 27, 2012

Look who caught supper...

There is a juvenile anole that likes to hang out in the Sedum 'Autumn Fire'. I'd say he is pretty clever since he camouflages pretty well there making it a great place to hide out and hunt for his supper.


Today I caught him in action. He was being a little camera shy or maybe he just wanted to eat in peace and quiet without some crazy lady pointing a camera in his face. Truth be told it would be rather annoying having the paparazzi interrupting a perfectly good meal.


He kept sneaking further and further into the center of the Sedum trying to get away from me and the elusive black lens. I moved around trying to get a good angle but he wasn't having any of it.


Can you tell what he caught? I think it looks like a Katydid. They are related to grasshoppers and crickets, are most active in the evening and known for their loud song. They eat flowers, stems and fruits of many plants. So I say, way to go little anole and Bon App├ętit!


24 comments:

  1. Love these little guys. I have about a million of them in my garden.

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  2. Great photos. Can't believe what you catch sometimes. You really have patience.Cher Sunray Gardens

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    1. There is a certain amount of patience but there really is a lot going on my garden...just walking around and observing all the interesting activity and being in the right place with my camera handy. As much as I wish I had hours to sit in my garden my crazy schedule and kids don't allow for that :O) Thanks Cher for all your support!

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  3. Wow. I love your photographs. You must have a special presence to get such great images.

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  4. GREAT series....You asked about the spicebush swallowtail. To my horror european paper wasps, a non-native, search and search and carry off any cat they can find including monarchs to feed to their young. They will keep coming back and back and while I saw activity and eggs on mine, they were picked clean shortly..that is why I take the eggs I find in..to give them a chance..so many predators and opportunities for parasitation...Michelle

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  5. I love these lizards, and so wish we had them here. Not that I don't like the lizards we do have, but these are just so colorful, and friendly looking...unless of course...you're destined to be lizard lunch! ;)

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  6. You have the most interesting little creatures and your photos are amazing - I want to reach out and stroke his skin (but only once he's finished chewing!).

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    1. LOL! My 8 year old son has a knack capturing these creatures.

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  7. Your photos are stunning! Fabulous captures.

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  8. You really got some great shots. I wish we had lizard-type animals here in PA because they are so fun to watch.

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    1. They really are cute and very curious creatures but are sometimes territorial so it can get interesting! I watched two duke it out on the railing of my back deck last summer. Oh the drama in the garden!

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  9. How exciting to get such great shots! We have a lot of anoles here, and they are so cute. Even Mr. Red House likes them, which is saying a lot (since he doesn't do critters).

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    1. Oh Indie, you made me laugh...I guess we all have our idiosyncrasies :)

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  10. Kudos, Karin, on those fantastic shots! Those little anoles are so cute. We don't have any here, but they were following us around during our garden tours in New Orleans. They have so much personality. I can't believe you caught him in action!

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  11. What fabulous photos especially the last two.

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  12. Such good photos. It was nice your anole was gracious enough to invite you to dinner.

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  13. You really have a knack for bringing out the personality of little creatures.

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  14. What GREAT photos! Thanks for sharing :)

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  15. I need that little guy to come to my garden, too! I love all your creature photos. :o)

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  16. Wonderful shots Karin...you certainly were able to photograph him regardless and I think he is smiling for the camera!

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  17. i need a few hundred of these munching on our grasshoppers here! :) great shots!

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  18. Wonderful shots! We do not have this lovely creature here, but we do have skinks and lizards. This was amazing to see through the lens of your camera!!!

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