We drove along Hwy 522 to Loring with Sudbury Photographer/Author Ray T to see what we could photograph. Ray opted not to try to “search for fly specks in a bowl of black pepper” so we didn’t look for migrant Warblers. We took the easy way out and shot hundreds of flower, wildlife and landscape images. I haven’t worked through all of them yet, but here are a few samples:
First, wildflowers along the Hwy 522 north roadside from the vehicle (since the blackflies were bad):
Uncommon (around here) Barren strawberries at the Lost Channel turn-off and on Lost Channel Road. Lost Channel Inn served us delicious pie with ice cream and coffee for morning sustenance. Learned some local history etc from a couple of locals setting out on a canoe trip.
Now the wildlife:
Unknown beetle with orange thorax (Rhagonycha mollis ??) on one of my favorite ephemerals:
An unknown wasp on Ontario’s flower:
Broadwinged Hawk inspecting photographer before taking its leave:
First picture of the day: Interesting light over creek flowing into Portage Lake from Grundy Lake PP. Taken from snowmobile bridge:
First pond when heading north on North Road, Argyle TWP:
There are a few hundred more pix that I haven’t yet looked at … which will spare you. I will have a look later to see if any are worth posting.
It is already 12ºC so it is time to look for some fly specks in black pepper!