Houston Backyard Critters

This list is a work in progress!  Someday I would love to have pictures and links for each animal, but for right now I'm just going to make this our list of bugs, birds, and other critters we see in (and from) our back yard.  We all enjoy identifying animals, insects, and other bugs and learning about them!  Do you look for bugs?

Insects & Spiders & Bugs
Assassin Bug
Fire Ants
Ghost Ants
Crazy Ants
Roly Poly Bug
White Grub
June Bug
Green Bottle Fly
Cicada Killer
Millipede
Centipede
Earwig
Honeybee
Bumblebee
Ladybugs
Cicada
Swallowtail Butterflies
Hister Beetle
Wolf Spider
wasps/hornets


Birds
Northern Cardinal
Carolina Chickadee
Bald Eagle
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Blue Jay
Eastern Blue Bird
House Sparrow
House Finch
Northern Flicker
Red-headed Woodpecker
Great Blue Heron
Great White Egret
Snowy Egret
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
White Winged Dove
Mockingbird
Ruby-Throated Hummingbird


Mammals
Gray (Tree) Squirrel


Reptiles & Amphibians
Green Anole
Gecko
a fist sized toad
pinky nail sized frog or toad
a little black snake