We have two contributors today.
First, reader Martin Heller has several photos from the South Pacific. His notes (as with everyone’s) are indented:
Here are three pictures from my last stay in Bali (Jan-Mar 2020).
Preying mantis with prey, species unknown. The plant is a Giant Milkweed, Calotropis gigantea.
Colorful things growing on a stone in a tiny lava rock pond. Some fish in the lower left corner.
Cicak (house gecko), Hemidactylus frenatus, in a massage booth at the hotel pool.
From Garry VanGelderen in Ontario:
While in isolation (now going on for at least 5 weeks) I have been spending a lot of time in the alcove of the house. This alcove looks out on my backyard where I have several bird feeding stations and many trees. With few exceptions, these pictures have been taken through the glass of the windows.Yellow-bellied sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius), male:
Red-bellied woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus), male:
Northern flicker (Colaptus auratus), male:
Wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo), female:
And a bonus mammal (you guess it!):