Garden Photo of the Day

EEK, a snake!!

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Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais

I stumbled upon this little snake in the vegetable garden at the Tyler Arboretum last week. So clever! Stay tuned for more from the Tyler Arboretum tomorrow. They have a Magical Habitats exhibition coming up at the end of the month, and I got a sneak peek.

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Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais


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  1. user-7006895 05/23/2011

    This snake totally inspires me to do something similiar in my garden. All the little kids in my neighborhood love to come to my garden and something like this would be a good lasting way to have them participate.

  2. petuniababi 05/23/2011

    Th is kind of snake i can deal with!!!This is so whimsical and cute.

  3. soilgoil 05/23/2011

    What fun for both kids AND adults! You could add to the fun by standing a long evergreen cone at the end to create a rattlesnake.

  4. GardenIdeas 05/23/2011

    Hmmmmm ........ A snake? Are you sure he's not a very large caterpillar?? Looks like a Spicebush Swallowtail to me!

  5. arboretum 05/24/2011

    so excited you're going to feature Tyler; have wanted to visit it for ages.

  6. lepfan 05/24/2011

    I too prefer to think of it as a caterpillar...just because I like them and am not a fan of snakes even if they are whimsical.

    Definitely want to visit Tyler Arboretum, especially now that I've found out that it is in nearby PA and not Tyler, TX as I had first assumed.

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