tiny little Seal Salamander trying to mind his own business.

tiny little Seal Salamander trying to mind his own business.

Scutigera coleoptrata- also known as the House Centipede. The good news is this guy is a fast hunter and will eat the cockroaches and spiders in your house using his venomous fangs. The bad news is you might like the look of the cockroaches and spiders better! One cool thing about them is they start out with only four pairs of legs when they hatch. Every time they molt they get new legs until their fifth molt when they have all 14 pairs.

Scutigera coleoptrata- also known as the House Centipede. The good news is this guy is a fast hunter and will eat the cockroaches and spiders in your house using his venomous fangs. The bad news is you might like the look of the cockroaches and spiders better! One cool thing about them is they start out with only four pairs of legs when they hatch. Every time they molt they get new legs until their fifth molt when they have all 14 pairs.

Not as many oogie boogies at the pond this time of year, but it is still beautiful.

Not as many oogie boogies at the pond this time of year, but it is still beautiful.

The Admiral’s Journey-Here he is Admiral Wiggles! He turned out to be a Red-spotted Purple and quite possibly the most beautiful butterfly I have ever seen.

The Admiral’s Journey-Here he is Admiral Wiggles! He turned out to be a Red-spotted Purple and quite possibly the most beautiful butterfly I have ever seen.

The Admiral’s Journey- For two weeks I waited for the admiral watching him wiggle. Had some unusually cold nights in that time and the admiral wound up staying in the house somehow. Wink wink. On the final night his chrysalis turned clear!

The Admiral’s Journey- For two weeks I waited for the admiral watching him wiggle. Had some unusually cold nights in that time and the admiral wound up staying in the house somehow. Wink wink. On the final night his chrysalis turned clear!

The Admiral’s Journey- The Wiggles part came in when we noticed just how much this guy moved around. He could swing all the way to the left and right. He moved towards light if you shined a flashlight on him. I always thought a chrysalis was hard and didn’t move.

The Admiral’s Journey- Just hours after I took my first pictures of The Admiral he had changed into a chrysalis. I was shocked it happened so fast and even more shocked how much something could look like bird droppings!

The Admiral’s Journey- Just hours after I took my first pictures of The Admiral he had changed into a chrysalis. I was shocked it happened so fast and even more shocked how much something could look like bird droppings!

The Admiral’s Journey-This is the beginning of Admiral Wiggles journey. I was lucky enough to find this ugly little bastard getting ready to transform into something beautiful. Limenitis Arthemis actually has two color variations one is the White Admiral and the other is the Red-spotted Purple. Both look like bird droppings as a caterpillar and I was forced to wait to see which he would be.

The Admiral’s Journey-This is the beginning of Admiral Wiggles journey. I was lucky enough to find this ugly little bastard getting ready to transform into something beautiful. Limenitis Arthemis actually has two color variations one is the White Admiral and the other is the Red-spotted Purple. Both look like bird droppings as a caterpillar and I was forced to wait to see which he would be.