Katherine Mansfield recently took this photo of a beautiful sunset along Christy Road in Washington.
Lucy DeFrank took this photo of a polar bear at the Pittsburgh Zoo.
Lisa Lane got close enough to get this photo of a bunny in her yard in Canonsburg. A couple more steps, and it took off.
Diana Morris took this photo of baby birds waiting for mama to come back with their dinner.
Marianne Povich took this photo of a bald eagle at the National Aviary in Pittsburgh.
Tom Guckert of Eighty Four spotted bees working on his apple trees while walking his dog.
Brook Ward took this photo of the historic S Bridge near Taylorstown.
Marissa Hilker took this photo of a scarlet-headed blackbird at the National Aviary in Pittsburgh.
Carol Patterson found a cocoon a while back while trimming some bushes. She taped it to the porch railing at her home in the Morrisville area of Waynesburg, and recently she spotted hundreds of young praying mantises coming out into the world.
Norma Itani says Canada geese come to her pond every year to raise their young, then head out before winter arrives.
Jeanie Jarvis of East Finley Township said she heard the distinctive crowing of a ringneck pheasant very close to her house for hours one recent morning. Finally, the pheasant came strutting up her driveway, and she was able to grab her camera in time to get this shot.
David Hamann captured this scenic view of Sandy Neck Colony while on a whale watch in Cape Cod, Mass.
Just steps from the porch of his camping cabin, Gary Yarbrough of Canonsburg spotted this very large trillium that had just opened up.
While out for their morning walk, Tom Guckert of Eighty Four spotted this fungus, and Ziggy found something more interested in a creek.
Myrta Litman of Huntington Farm in Canton Township spotted this killdeer nest blending in with stones and dirt in an old cornfield.
Gary Shaw took this photo of what looks like a grid for a really big game of tic-tac-toe in the sky above his home in West Alexander.
Linda Gagliani of Avella sent us this photo of Joe Gagliani and his buddy Tango after an exhausting day of working outside.
Peggy Aiken of Canonsburg took this photo of her red dogwood tree in bloom. She said it's the first time in many years that deer did not eat off all the blossoms.
Allan Jack spotted this turtle building a nest to lay eggs along Lagonda Road in South Franklin Township.
Ron McGinnis of South Strabane Township says a doe had been visiting his house for a couple of months to bed down for a nap. Then, a couple of weeks ago, she brought along eight of her friends.
Susan Jennings took this photo of two trees growing together at Washington Park.
Brook Ward took this photo of a tunnel on a stretch of the Pennsylvania Turnpike near Breezewood that was abandoned in the 1960s.
"I grow the prettiest weeds," said Jackie Jeffers, who took this photo of a dandelion that went to seed in the backyard of her South Strabane Township home.
Debbie Sicilia took this photo of a hummingbird approaching a feeder in Rio Rancho, N.M.
Ellen Weekly took this photo from her deck during a recent storm in Wind Ridge.
Jeff Filby of Shaker Heights, Ohio, formerly of Claysville, took this photo at the Frigate Bird Sanctuary in Codrington Lagoon in the northwestern part of the island of Barbuda. The sanctuary is the Caribbean's largest nesting colony of frigate birds.
Talk about a welcome home. This was the sight that greeted Colleen Hess of Chartiers Township as she returned to her house after a recent rainstorm.
Myrta Litman spotted this big moth with interesting markings soaking up the warm rays of morning sunshine at her home in Canton Township.
Who says you can't play ball and still be a lady? Nichole Burt took this photo of 4-year-old Jordyn Burt during a recent T-ball game. And it's a good thing there's no stealing in T-ball, because that infielder doesn't seem to be especially attentive.