Monday, September 22, 2008

A New Neighbor - and He Scares Me!

I haven't been around much lately, mainly because I am working on a project and just haven't had time. I hate writing here so sporadically, but it's that or nothing for me these days!

Many of you know that I live in a beautiful woodland. This is our dream location, we both love everything about the woods. (Except I am not fond of snakes!)If you notice the photo on my homepage, you can see what I am talking about. That is the lane that winds up to our driveway. It is just gorgeous here in northern Michigan.

But there are critters in those woods. We see deer and turkey and squirrels and chipmunks and flying squirrels and raccoons, and I'm pretty sure I saw a bear a few months back. DH heard coyotes a while back, and there are fox everywhere! It's part of the charm of the place. We are communing with nature! So here's the bug I found outside a few days ago. Anybody ever seen anything like it? It is sort of freaking me out, to be honest. Do we have some alien bug culture here, or what?!

I hope you can see it, that's as big as I could get the picture. So I am asking for your help. What is this fascinating new inhabitant of our peaceful woods?