Gallery Snapping Turtle hatchlings emerging from their nest Backyard Garden Monarch Butterfly caterpillar Coneflower seedheads A Monarch Butterfly goes from blossom to blossom on our Swamp Milkweed plants. Lilies Hybrid Hydrangea A small, but loud, Spring Peeper blends in with a Hydrangea leaf. Fresh fallen snow covers our back yard. Blooming Ajuga creates a blue carpet for our cart flower pot. A Red Trillium flowering in our woods in early spring. Dandelions are an important early spring food source for many insects. This Honeybee is the first I’ve seen this year. A smaller Snapping Turtle lays eggs just above the stone patio A female Blue Dasher sits on a flowering sage in our garden. An Eastern Gray Squirrel munching on an acorn. Our patio and perennial gardens — an invitation to wildlife in the area. A Red Fox just having killed a Gray Squirrel. Black Bear tracks in our yard after a fresh morning snow this past December.