I will just let the photos speak for themselves.
A big pink moon shining through the Elms and Pecans. Be sure and treat yourself to night time nature walks. You can hear the nocturnal creatures at their business whether it be owls, or opossums or racoons, and in the summer and spring, one will hear a variety of amphibian calls.
A moth on a sand plum in early April. A Grapevine Epimenis. These are one of the first moths to emerge in the spring here. Though some butterflies overwinter like the Common Snout and Hackberry Emperors and Goatwings.
Red Eared Slider at a local creek.
Wild Turkeys strutting across a field. Many people feed them and even raise them in Oklahoma. Although they can be hunted legally, those that are hand raised in rural neighborhoods are often protected by the residents. That being said, don't try to pet or confront them, turkeys are famous for ganging up on unsuspecting people who get too close.
A blue bird stakes out his territory. They are everywhere this time of year.
Before it's a mulberry, it's a tiny flower that no one notices, except maybe the bees and butterflies.
It's been a good season for dandelions. I have so many on my property, the bees have been working them. These are the spore covered in dew on the morning of Earth day.
Organic Tomatoes lovingly grown from seed. Whats in your garden?
Honey Bee on an Apple Blossom, which is as nature intended.
as opposed to:
Honey Bee foraging on garbage because the warm winter days have tricked them into breaking their cluster and foraging for food that isn't there.
A thicket of Sand Plums in April. This is a beautiful sight. Stands like this produce a lot of forage for a variety of domestic and wild pollinators.
None of these photos would be possible without clean air, clean water and clean soil, and enough natural resources to support various habitats. Do what you can to preserve not only nature, but humanity by taking care of the place that sustains us all.