Looks like these mice decided to decorate this bait station for Fall. This is a rodent bait station we use to control mice and rats. A rodent bait is placed inside which keeps it protected from weather, kids, pets and other non-target pests. Mice have decided to make a temporary home inside in which they decorated with fallen leaves.
This Eastern Milk Snake was caught on a glueboard in a Connecticut basement. These snakes are harmless to humans. They feed on insects and when large enough, rodents. This is sometimes confused for the Copperhead snake but subtly differences indicate it is not. Such as the checkerboard colored belly and the head that seams to blend into the body (not triangular). This beautiful specimen was removed using olive oil spray. The oil breaks down the glue and makes freeing the snake possible. It works very well!
Here you can see some woodpecker damage to a tree up close. In one of the pictures you can see they hollowed it out enough to live inside. This area has several kinds of woodpeckers including the Pileated, hair and downy woodpeckers.
The Five-Banded Tiphiid Wasp. This odd looking wasp likes to lay it’s eggs on the backs of scarab grubs. They lay a single egg which once hatches begins feeding on the grub host. #natureiscary