Northern Water Snake on the gravel shoulder along Riverside Drive near Captain K’s place.
The Mallows on Riverside Drive are starting to bloom
Viper’s Bugloss is blooming on the shoulders of all of the roads in the area.
Heal All is poking through the grass on many lawns.
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.
I saw one patch of these blue flowers. I’ve not seen them around here before. Cultivar? Baby Blue Eyes?
Some more beasties:
J. L. Seagull on patrol:
Prey hiding in the grass:
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?
Speaking of eyes!!!1
I am starting to suspect that these dragonflies only rest to chew their food.
This birdie is surveying the photographer from the safety of the bush … before sneaking off.
Blanding’s turtles are still moving about, perhaps nesting?
The milkweeds are starting to bloom. That will generate a lot of activity with bees and other insects.