Blue-Tailed Skink May 17, 2012

Today I saw a lizard with a blue tail.  They are small and live between the slats of wood around the cabin.  Its tail was a shockingly iridescent blue.  Evidently, they can shed the tail at will, and their predators will watch the tail and the skink can escape.  They regrow the tail.  And as I was pulling down the driveway I saw the spread black and white wings of a pileated woodpecker.  The edges of the wings are black, when they are open, with cream centers, very like a butterfly marking.  And of course they sport their red cockade.  I have to say, it's all quite thrilling!


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