[Not rock pile related - but I was looking for rock piles at the time]. Saw several beautiful creatures today - large and a small box turtles, which are more tortoise than turtle, and a sphinx moth ("hawk moth") of a type whose name I forget.
Here is a box turtle out in the middle of the Falmouth woods:Another view:Here is a smaller one I saw later:Another view:(Pretty cute). So I guess these box turtles are not as rare as I thought.
Back in Woods Hole, here is a beautiful little sphinx moth. I have seen more of these during my life than any other species of the genus. This is what is common around here.An all-time favorite: