Here is some interesting wildlife that we found in a 40-minute after-supper drive.
First, a 2016 hatched female Mallard taking some sun:
And, a few metres away, her brother:
Short Winged Green grasshopper was also enjoying the sun …
As was this hoverfly flitting from Daisy to Daisy:
One of the several Bluets that we are seeing nowadays:
Another white crab spider, moving to the other side of the flower when it detected my presence:
Did you click on any of the above to see the intricacies of feathers and insect structure? During that 40 minute drive I also saw a clearwing hummingbird moth and either a Viceroy or Monarch and lots of buzzing around the roadside blooms.
When walking or driving very slowly with lots of stops I am now seeing a lot of activity associated with flowers and shorelines. Using the car as a blind seems to get me a little closer to the wildlife, a plus for making photos.