Here are some of the non-bird highlights from my own little blog from this past week.
I'm also posting weekly updates (Tuesdays) to http://birdingblogs.com, sending "From the Field" reports for the WINGS front page (http://wingbirds.com), and you can also read occasional updates from Stephen Boddington's blog at http://blog.belgianbirding.com/.
Belus Swallowtail, Battus belus
OK, a bird – can't leave out this amazing Harpy Eagle!
What the heck is this? I'm calling it the Jujube Caterpillar and think it might be once of the fancy hairstreaks.
A puddle party by the beach.
This brilliant yellow Tabebuia sp suddenly came into bloom just yesterday. We were all wondering, "where in the heck did that tree come from?"
Tupinambis paulensis, a huge and rarely-photographed lizard in the whiptail family. Of course, my friend Michael Harvey from Broward College knew what it was the moment I sent him the photo.
A Hetaerina rubyspot
A jumping spider, probably in the genus Phidippus on Tayler Brooks' wrist.