20150624 Britt Beasties and Blossoms

Beastie:

Northern Water Snake on the gravel shoulder along Riverside Drive near Captain K’s place.

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Blossoms:

The Mallows on Riverside Drive are starting to bloom

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Viper’s Bugloss is blooming on the shoulders of all of the roads in the area.

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Heal All is poking through the grass on many lawns.

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Another “weed”, a pretty type of field bindweed  is blooming near the end of Riverside Dr.  This blossom is a couple of days old, hence the pink colour.

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I saw one patch of these blue flowers.  I’ve not seen them around here before.  Cultivar?  Baby Blue Eyes?

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D’s Dahlias:

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Some more beasties:

J. L. Seagull on patrol:

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Prey hiding in the grass:

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This fellow has spots on the inside of its eye bumps.  Confusion factor, similar to the false (painted) cockpits on the underside of Canadian CF-18s?

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Speaking of eyes!!!1

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I am starting to suspect that these dragonflies only rest to chew their food.

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This birdie is surveying the photographer from the safety of the bush … before sneaking off.

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Blanding’s turtles are still moving about, perhaps nesting?

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The milkweeds are starting to bloom.  That will generate a lot of activity with bees and other insects.

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