While on the Bruce Peninsula I learned some interesting Monarch info… they currently flying south along the shore line, we saw at least a dozen, perhaps more. They overnight in the cedars and sometimes will cluster in them. While some will make the whole trip to Mexico, along the journey 7 generations are produced. The extra little bug in the first photo is an Syrphid. Next time your up in the Bruce Peninsula look in the cedars for sleeping Monarchs, you might be surprised how many you find.
Horizontal rain in the pastures, shelter from the winds in the forests “cathedrals of sanctuary” to quote a friend.
So, this was beautiful yet upsetting … people were running everywhere, do they not see that we were on the edge of a cliff? It seems that every week someone falls off the edge goofing around or taking a selfie, it’s quite the mob scene at these Hamilton area waterfalls, it make Grey County water falls seem peaceful! I did not get the shots I was hoping to, I now realize the spectacular shots I see were done be trespassing and walking past signs saying not to, so I didn’t. This is what you see if you go there.
Yep, I fell big time on a tippy piece of shale, it won. I was wet and bruised, the camera survived thank goodness! Located on the Bruce Trail near Heathcote Ontario in the Beaver Valley.
Beautiful, the perfect holiday beach with white fine sand that went on forever. This photo was from my first night walking down the Beach with my hosts Pauline and Ron who I thank very much for their hospitality and putting up with my ridiculous birding.
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Every fall the ski resorts pressure test the snow making systems and turn all the guns on full blast misting the slopes with a fine spray of water. If any leaks developed under the high pressure of the pumps required to make snow during colder temperatures it can be more easily welded before the snow arrives.
Walking around the wetlands I found four Monarch’s and a different looking dragon fly, all floating on the breezes. Did you know that Dragon Flies make similar migration journey’s to the Monarchs? Who knew? Makes them a little more fascinating. 3 photos.
All along the narrow winding board walk several Orchids can be found in a very short distance, a must see location for Orchids. 5 images.
Yep, flat out on my belly to get these shots, and a lot of laughs… bug eating carnivorous plants, stuff kids nightmares are made of! 8 images below.
Early morning just after dawn, I was driving along this country road when a doe with twins was slowly crossing the road. This little fawn is watching it’s mom leave, however is in a conundrum because it knows they just came from a safe place. I believe this is how deer get hit, they can’t decide to follow or go back to a place they know is safe. It decided to go with mom. Photo taken through my windshield.
Small Yellow Lady’s Slipper has red petals behind the flower, Large Yellow Lady’s Slipper has green petals, can you see the difference? I think these are both red hmmmm….
The Blue flag grows in wet areas of woods and meadows and along shorelines of lakes, rivers and ponds — to the delight of cottagers and canoeists. This beautiful flower was growing in the sand dunes of Sauble Beach.
Stoping for a walk at a small beach on the Bruce Peninsula west shore, these beautiful roses were growing in the sand adding so much class where ever they grow. Simple and uncomplicated, perfect for the beach.
One of my favourite flowers, I always think I am going to grow some on my wild lawn, but then I can’t bare to disturb the ones that I find.