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Friday, May 1, 2020

Nature Friday from Ramona and Janice and Feline Funny

Thanks Comedy Plus for hosting

Thanks LLB Gang for hosting

Thank you  Ramona
Len/or Lenora the Leaping Lizard what a beauty!!
My long time gal pal, Ramona, from MiSSiSSiPPi
graciously agreed to let me use these photos.

BREAKING NEWS Len/Lenora is a
 Male Eastern Fence Lizard

If anyone out in the WWW knows what kind of Lizard this is
please tell us in the comment.

Thank you Janice
Saturday, April 18, 2020 I rec'd this email from Janice

Thought you might be interested in this - I was on our deck late yesterday and saw this.  I thought it was a piece of tree bark and started to reach for it and then I saw the eyes.  I instead took a picture - Al researched it - it’s an Eastern Eyed Click Beetle!!!  The amazing things we see in our backyard - now that we are home more to observe 😂

As I told Janice I have never in my life seen a bug like this.  

The harmless Eastern-eyed Click Beetle's large eye spots simultaneously distract and mesmerize. This black and white species of Click Beetle has two large black 'eye spots' on its pronotum. Each eyespot is surrounded by a thick, white ring, making the pair very conspicuous.

Feline Friday Funny
From Bizarro April 27, 2020


  1. Wow, that lizard! Did he accidentally come to rest in a pool of blue paint?
    And the wee beetle is indeed fascinating. I'd heard of false eyelashes, but false eyes are something else altogether!
    Thanks for a great Nature Friday post.
    Toodle pip!

  2. ornate tree lizard? it looks like a precious brooch LOL

  3. Hari OM
    Yes, I believe that is the OTL, as Easy has said. What captures!!! and I Love the Bug!!! YAM xx

  4. Hey Cecilia, somebody posted on my Facebook that he is a Male Eastern Fence Lizard. Thanks for using my pictures. Hope everybody enjoyed them. Ramona

  5. LOL! Great feline funny. My mom can't stand lizards or snakes, so we just passed over those photos.

  6. Love the lizard's blue tummy and that click beetle - yikes!

  7. We have a lot of small lizards where we live. You can't walk down the sidewalk in our neighborhood without having them run every which way! I love them! That is a handsome lizard and the beetle is very interesting!

  8. I think it is a Western Fence lizard, also known as a Blue Belly. It is usually found in Arizona, California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Northern Mexico, and the surrounding area. The Eastern Fence is usually found around the East Coast.

  9. That lizard sure has a pretty belly. Too bad all that color hides underneath him. Those beetles sure look cool.

  10. Wow that lizard is fabulous. Ours are really dull next to that one.

    The Florida Furkids

  11. We have little lizards similar to that, but not the blue belly. I find them most cute and we don't mess with them either. They bring good luck if you ask me.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. Big hug honey. ♥

  12. That's a Mini-Godzilla lizard! That bug sure is a weird looking thing.

  13. Gosh, we don't get lizards here, but we do get praying mantises once in awhile; they are fascinating.

  14. Wowsers, what pawsome pics from Ramona and Janice. We love the lizard colors and what an unique buggle!!
    Rosy, Jakey & Arty

  15. We love lizards...well, SHE does. But for some reason they don't come in our gardens...

  16. We love to chase the lizards in our rocks, but they sure are fast. As for that bug, it is pretty ugly. Mom would have screamed if she picked it up thinking it was a piece of bark.

    Woos, Lightning and Timber

  17. I used to catch these Blue Belly lizards! I think that is what it is! Have a lovely day!

  18. Great pictures of the Lizard and the bug. That Lizard is great with it's blue belly. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

  19. That is a cool lizard, I like his blue. XO

  20. I have never seen a beetle like that. Kind of freaky.

  21. I agree that beetle is freaky looking, but I think most bugs are. That poor lizard wouldn't stand a chance around here with my two lizard hunters.

  22. That lizard is so cool!!! we get all sort of weird bugs here
    Mabel Hilda

  23. Pierre would lose his mind over such a lizard!!


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