BUGS, SLUGS, PRAYING MANTISES

Here are some of Lili's favorite observations. We often have to stop our bike rides abruptly to see something that Lili has noticed on the road or around us. It is very special to see these animals live and up close - our many animal and insect books are coming alive here! 

We also have lots of snakes, but they have so far been too quick for the camera. (Update: we actually got a snake picture on the bridge yesterday. Please scroll down).

Beautiful caterpillar

Beautiful caterpillar

Another one!

Another one!

Waiting for our friend to cross the road

Waiting for our friend to cross the road

Can you spot the frog in the rice field? 

Can you spot the frog in the rice field? 

Fabulous slugs on our Japanese Maple

Fabulous slugs on our Japanese Maple

Praying mantis

Praying mantis

The snake! This was on a bridge so I had time to capture it in a photo. 

The snake! This was on a bridge so I had time to capture it in a photo.