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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

A Frequent Visitor

In truth, the humans and wildlife share this place.

Snowshoe Hare

Monday, May 12, 2014

Compton Tortoiseshell Butterfly

Nymphalis vaualbum

Many times each day, this small orange butterfly travels to and fro along a narrow corridor with the garden at one end and a pond at the other.  Sometimes it perches for a brief time on a dried up leaf. When I approach, the butterfly takes flight and continues its exploration.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Rufous Hummingbird

The Rufous is very protective of his territory and guards a nearby food source with a determined vigilance while waiting for the arrival of the female.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

A Mourning Cloak Butterfly

rests on a warm rock.    

"The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough."
~ Rabindranath Tagore

Sunday, May 4, 2014

It's Spring and the forest has come alive again

 Merlin, recently arrived

 Snowshoe Hare is getting a new summer coat

 Garter Snakes have left their winter den

 The Rufous Hummingbird has returned from his southern range

A warbler alights on a Saskatoon bush

Today's temperature is 9°C, with sunshine and a cool wind.