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That is a wonderful video of such a cool bug. I have never seen one before, but I do remember seeing the tomato caterpillars they come from. When I was growing up in Eureka, Missouri we often found those ugly green caterpillars eating our tomato plants. I never knew they turned into those amazing moths.
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One worried mother wren:

https://youtu.be/Xt4AALuJULA

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And the fishes swam round and round.

Happened upon this today. From a distance I could see the pock marked lake bottom and as I got closer I could see the fishes who were responsible for creating a nice gravel craters.

On Nature shows I have seen ocean fish who did this but not seen it in real life in a fresh water pond. Keep learning things every day.

https://youtu.be/XJWUykH5Y-E

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After reading about the fish behavior I learned a few things. The male actually stays with the eggs until they hatch. No way to know if the behavior was in anticipation or guarding. I did go back a week or so later and there were still a few "nests" active. You can see that here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcVbLPF ... E.L.Reible

You can get a bit more information in the description if you are interested. I did return another week on and no similar activity going on, so it is over for this year.

I also filmed a butterfly holding on in some major wind.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lDK076 ... E.L.Reible

Then there was this cat with a halo, or as I titled it Halo Cat. Not sure why that happened but it did and I got the film to see it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbRATaS ... E.L.Reible

Then there was last night when there must have been a meeting scheduled for our back yard. First a cat goes in, then an opossum followed by a skunk. There is actually some time between events but it more fun thinking that they all were going in one direction and then imaging a reason.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bZOJEH ... E.L.Reible

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Then to cap the night off there is this one of a racoon in search mode:

https://youtu.be/Gejja7I8V2M

And here is a brief appearance of a young opossum:

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Young skunk or skunks exploring our yard and checking to see how the front yard is different then the back yard or something like that.

https://youtu.be/qz4v60UIsMM

This short video captures last nights sunset. Take a look it is only 12 seconds long.

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On my walk last night I had a personal encounter with a skunk. It hurried across the road as I approached so we were never really that close, maybe 20 feet at the closes. More then likely one that is visiting our house.

Hope you want to see some more skunk videos. It would appear that we have three young skunks coming to visit. They are on their own but might be sticking together some what. In this first video a young skunk appears then seems to find something to eat. At least that is what I think is happening. They eat bugs and grubs so maybe that is what is going on but who knows?? After, it leaves by way of the back yard.

https://youtu.be/gHztyBVvnAg

This next one is my favorite of the night. What I think is young skunk number 2 seems a little uneasy. Keeps looking off to the side. Well there is a surprise for you to see.

https://youtu.be/5Z5WThBijNM

Then the final young skunk visit of the night:

https://youtu.be/AmxJ5gw31yQ

But the night was not over. A cat appears and seems cautious and curious and either a large male or mom to be. What do you think?

https://youtu.be/f8xg2_XVUR4

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We have several of these plants that the bees just love. The flowers are tiny but that doesn't seem to be an issue. There are tiny bees and all the way up to bumblebees. I've forgotten the name, I think we have a card still in one of the plants so I can look it up tomorrow is someone is interested. This short video was shot on my phone so the quality is what it is.

https://youtu.be/NfZn5vp6vH0

The bees don't seem to mind when we are near by, even watering the plant. I have to count but I think maybe 5 plants, we lost one over last winter and did not add one like we have been doing each year. Have to see how they do over this winter, we haven't been doing anything to them other then setting them on the ground and hoping for the best.

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From last night, an opossum with 8 or 9 joeys in the pouch. No I did not count them, just a typical number off the web. They will spend up to 3 months in the pouch, but we don't know when that counter started. Hope she is able to stay round so we see the little ones at some point.

https://youtu.be/utgqZudIECg

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This fawn still has spots but not for long. A lot of walking and very little animal life to see until this fawn came out of the brush ahead of me and down the trail. Happened to fast to get any picture but then it didn't seem super scared so I got the camera ready and it paid off. It had gone off into the woods but not that far and stopped. Yea it knew I was there but did not bolt off right away. I got several photos and then this short video before it was over. No sign of other deer near by which I found interesting. Was it off on its own or some how gotten separated???

https://youtu.be/7ZV1a2f7P-k

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