20150702 Some bugs, birdies, colours, Important Ceremonies and blossoms

Yes, a female, judging by its white wingtips …

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White Admiral …  stirring something up.

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Male … ebony jewelwing.

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Lack of streaking on breast indicates female or juvenile American Goldfinch.

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and a nearby Male American Goldfinch.

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I liked the colours so I took a picture.

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Line astern formation.  Searching the reeds for grasshoppers and other insects.

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A songsparrow, perhaps?

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Mourning cloak, one of the few butterflies that overwinter in the leaf litter or in the bark of trees.

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Elusive American Redstart.  I don’t have many photos of these this year.

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I have a lot more of these warblers … Chestnut Sided.

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I spent some time with Stan and Harry who were removing the branches that covered the lodges at the  Sundance ceremonies at Portage Lake.  Many Crees (Moose clan) from the James Bay coast and Anishinaabe (Beaver clan)  from the Great Lakes gathered for 4 days of drumming, fasting, rituals and celebrations,  sleeping in lodges formed by these frames.

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Portage Lake Dragonfly.

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Red Winged Blackbirds don’t  let me get too close.

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Nice Wild Chicory are starting to bloom along the shoulders of the roads now.

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