"Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands........" 1 Thessalonians 4:11

Thursday, May 1, 2014

More wild creatures have come to visit the grounds.......

all of them in search of water.  It is starting to get very dry here 

and the bird bath is the hot spot for local wild life to come take a sip.

I have seen wild turkeys in front of our property at times, but this is the first time I have seen one come for a visit so close to the house. 

I think this is a young male turkey as he has red growths along his neck.  I hope he stays around as long as he likes. 

Up the drive, looking like a wild piece of shag rug running along the ground, 

was this beautiful badger. It came for a drink

and left as quickly as it had arrived. 

The rabbits like to come and sit in the tall grass in the late afternoon. 

I think wild cotton tails are so pretty .........
don't you?
So tell me..........
what kind of interesting creatures are visiting your back yard? 
I would love to hear!


17 comments:

Nancy J said...

The badger is cute, the turkeys interesting, but the rabbit, WOW, his ears, and a look that says so much, a super photo. Cheers, Jean.

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

What a blessing you are to the creatures of the world who just need a quick drink as they journey along. No backyard here. And the birds don't seem to visit my balcony as much as they used to. As it gets hotter, ants become a real problem. If I don't water the plants enough, the ants all of a sudden will take up residence and then emerge when I do water them. Have seen a few lizards lately so have to remember to close the door when Jingles is out there or she'll be running in with one to chase around the living room. :/ Have a great day. Tammy

Karen said...

Beautiful! I always love your animal pictures, Kathleen!

Country Gal said...

Lovely photos ! We have wild turkeys all over the fields and bunnies in the yard no badgers here but possums and racoons and oh yes stinky skunks lol ! We get lots of wild animals in our valley here . Thanks for sharing , Have a good weekend !

Debbie said...

Wow Kathleen. You do have interesting animals in your back yard. We just have some chubby robins!

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

It is wonderful that you are providing water for all the critters to drink as it is the very survival thing we all need.
That is one big bunny.
Have a great weekend and enjoy your wild group of visitors.
Susan x

Daisy said...

Great pictures, Kathleen! I always like to see what is happening in your back yard. Since I live in the city now, the only creatures I see in my back yard are a few birds and a squirrel occasionally. I liked the way you described the badger. :)

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Great photos! What neat visitors to your place.

Have a great weekend ~ FlowerLady

Wonky Girl said...

With warm weather we see quail, roadrunners, snakes(!) rabbits and all kinds of lizards. Coyote heard but not usually see, :-)

Sherri Farley said...

I love to see your critter photos! The badger is beautiful, I've never seen one around here, not sure if we even have them.

Chip Butter said...

"It is starting to get dry"...too early, not even summer yet, to hear such words. We regularly see wild turkeys here; nice critters to have around. And, yes I do love the wild cotton tails...love those big pretty eyes!

KathyB. said...

Amazing , turkeys and rabbits I see all the time, but a badger , wow ! You have provided water in a scorching place , a haven and a refuge . The photos are wonderful.

Debra said...

I just love seeing your place! It seems so different from what I'm used to here. I didn't know you had badgers! They are beautiful, but I think I would be afraid of one!
I hope you get some rain soon!

Three Sheep Studio said...

I cannot believe you had a badger visit your back lawn. My goodness, so much to see.
Rose

lil red hen said...

Since the dogs were dumped on us, no critters come into the yard except an occasional skunk. Even the purple martin birds, came and then left. But at least the deer haven't eaten the flowers ~ yet.

Kelly_Deal said...

Kathleen, you are so lucky to have such amazing creatures come visit! LOVE the baby horned lizard in one of your previous posts. So cute!

Marie said...

Your wild visitors are awesome! A badger!? Wow! And the turkey!