FAVORITE CHILDHOOD CREATURES

Found in the lakes, marshes and woodlands near my childhood home in Minnesota.
  1. Tree frogs
    I loved the gray tree frogs. They were so sleek, and smaller than your typical puddle jumping variety. Their camouflage blended them perfectly with the Minnesota Woods, making them a rare find.
  2. Walking Sticks (aka stick-bugs)
    Talk about hard to find...gee whiz!
  3. Caterpillars
    This one will morph into a Monarch Butterfly.
  4. Fireflies (aka lightning bugs)
    A night when the fireflies were out was like being in a fairy tale...oh boy!
  5. Spotted Salamanders
    So chill.
  6. Crayfish
    Found under rocks in the lake. Closest thing we could get to the ocean.
  7. Painted Turtles
    Check out the claws on this bad ass.
  8. Inchworms
    Comical anatomy
    Suggested by   @celine