Monday was a beautiful spring day so we went to Skerryvore to see what we could see. This is some of what we saw:
Canada Goose incubating eggs on a distant (~100 m) beaver lodge in the pond across from Big (Gereaux) Lake:
Reindeer lichen — Cladonia rangiferina — which I don’t think I’ll collect as its uses don’t appeal to me:
Fiddleheads forming. I eat Ostrich ferns, well cooked. It would be a special treat if I could find some morels to make a cream sauce for the fiddleheads.
We need an insectologist (?) to identify this pollinator:
Basking in the sun:
A wasp (another task for a hymenopterist) pollinating a wild strawberry:
Lonicera canadensis (Fly Honeysuckle) is starting to bloom:
Down by Deshevy’s Farm this pair was turning the clumps of grass for morsels:
As I was leaving I spotted this kite and tried out the new lens:
As I had the lens poking up into the sky this Sandhill went skooting by. My first “Bird In Flight” with that lens, a fluke. I will practice some more with it as it has good potential. Maybe I’ll be able to emulate Ray T., a Sudbury BIF expert.
A nice reflection along Skerryvore Road:
This morning I got this X rated posting from Mary Holland in my email. Rough?
This coming Saturday, May 14th!