There have been a couple of other backyard visitors recently... this fellow, the Striped Skunk, Mephitis mephitis:
Now, I don't mind skunks, but this one insists on trundling around out of sight among the flowers, in the middle of the day, where it can easily surprise Mrs. Ricardipus, the kids, or me. You can smell a roadkilled skunk half a mile away; getting sprayed by one at point-blank range as you're wrestling with a recalcitrant dogwood tree is not recommended.
This fellow also showed up. I believe it's an Eastern Black Swallowtail caterpillar, Papilo polyxenes. Apologies for out-of-focusness:
Clearly enjoys eating parsley, although it's since crawled away somewhere. With luck, it's tucked up in a nice chrysalis, and we'll have an attractive butterfly come spring. Or maybe it's become bird food. Don't tell the kids.