With all the commotion in the woods we are getting all kinds of crazy things around our house. Just a couple days ago a yellow-billed cuckoo came crashing into our sliding glass door. Sadly, he did not recover.
Additionally, our front porch has welcomed many bugs looking for a new home. Emma was heading outside to ride her bike and this guy waiting for her. She called me in for help. I told her it was a harmless beetle and to just jump over it or walk around it. It is a female eastern Hercules Beetle, one of the largest beetles in Virginia.