In our neighborhood we seldom see Trick or Treaters knocking on doors and asking for candy. But when I look closely, I see that Nature itself has done a pretty good job of celebrating Halloween. In fact, here are quite a few spooky characters I've seen around the yard.
Can you tell what's making this scary face? It's a pomegranate hanging from a bush in the yard. (I flipped the photo upside down so that you can appreciate the Halloween mask. )
Cactus blooms can also make faces worthy of Halloween!
This Fungus Face was hiding on an old tree stump--
Talk about disguises: the Walking Sticks in the photo below came to the party as, well...walking sticks!
What's a Halloween party without a few well-dressed spiders?
|Another Silver Argiope is spinning her web.|
|(A flash from the camera lights up this Wolf Spider's creepy eyes.)|
|(What's in this web--is it spider or prey? No matter, the web is a masterpiece, a fine Halloween decoration!)|
|(Click to enlarge: you'll see the hundreds of baby spiders creepy-crawling out of their pod.)|
and another appropriately named the Funereal Duskywing, just perfect for Halloween haunting...
Some little goblin (bee or butterfly?) dressed up in a Flower costume:
and a Black Witch Moth (yes, that's really its name) flew with five-inch wingspan into our house and slept on the curtains:
Last, but never least, a night-time owl prowls the neighborhood on Halloween night: