Kansas wildlife

Now that Death Valley days are over in Kansas, I figured that I could probably survive a trip to the botanical garden this afternoon. Here are a few of the pictures I snapped there.

Usually lizards hide before I can zoom in on them, but this one (a six-lined racerunner, I think) was too intent on his lunch to pay attention to me.

The hummingbird was in the area for maybe 45 seconds and never came closer than 20 feet.

I passed this on the way to the garden. I doubt that the upright is going to find a home. It would cost more to refurbish than it’s worth, and there is little demand even for pianos in good shape these days.