20170527 Bracket fungus, Nodding Trillium, Yellow Warbler, Blue Jay, Northern Wild Raisin, Blooming Sedge, Brown Dragonfly, Wild Lily of the Valley, Blue eyed grass, Pileated Woodpecker, Family of Geese.

Various fungi are fruiting after the heavy rains we have been having.  This one sprouted on a dead elm tree and is hastening its decomposition…

Nodding Trillium …

One exposure of a Yellow Warbler at Alex’s tree … before it took off!

This Blue Jay was vigorously ruffling its feathers with its beak …

Northern Wild Raisin with visitor …

Blooming Sedge, Carex sp(?), showing pollen from upper male portion being distributed by the wind onto the female parts below…..

First Dragonfly of the season to be photographed.   We could do with  a few million more to help with the huge crop of black flies and mosquitoes this spring …

This Wild Lily of the Valley is starting to bloom early in this hot micro-climate of a south-facing rock crevice.

This small member of the Iris family, Blue Eyed Grass, is blooming along the gravelly  roadside of Hwy 529.

This Pileated Woodpecker has made at least 5 nesting cavities in brand new hydro poles.   Why so many?   Why new hydro poles?  I suspect that nests in hydro poles are easier to defend than nests in the Aspen trees that they normally use.   I have seen Woodpeckers chasing red squirrels away from nests in forests of Aspen trees.

Family on an outing.   This family is in the pond across the road from Big Lake.  I have seen it crossing the road and exploring the rocks along the shoreline.   All part of growing up, eh?

It looks  like we are going to enjoy some sunshine today.  Nice!!

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4 thoughts on “20170527 Bracket fungus, Nodding Trillium, Yellow Warbler, Blue Jay, Northern Wild Raisin, Blooming Sedge, Brown Dragonfly, Wild Lily of the Valley, Blue eyed grass, Pileated Woodpecker, Family of Geese.

  1. Once again, THANK YOU,… partial to the Blue Eyed Grass and the “birds” (the sweetness of their songs completes Mother Nature). Can name the delights I now see due to your Blog. xoxo.

    • Thanks Krys. I think that the Blue Eyes are a bit (week) early this year. Maybe it is just that location as they are not out in their normal places.

    • Thanks Marilyn, I really enjoyed the antics of the Canada Goose Family. Very exploratory.

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