Here are our two incubated duck hatchlings trying out water set up in my veggie garden. After this they joined the adult flock. Monty and Burns are still outsiders to the flock. But as they grow older the flock will show more interest. We still do not know if Monty or Burns are male or female. Either way they are happy to be ducks. They still follow me around when I wear the black muck boots around the farm. Incubating ducks leads to imprinting on humans. However, they are happiest with the flock in the pond.
I happened to find this huge black beetle pondering across my neighbors basement floor. She almost weighed as much as a full spool of quilting thread and was the size of the palm of my hand. She is a black rain beetle and is a rare find indeed. They take 13 years to mature and both sexes emerge just before rain and fall to mate then burrow underground again. The female does not fly only the male, so that was why she was walking in the basement. She was the neatest bug I have found yet. I set her outside to find a mate in the woods.