20170528 Burwash, Red winged blackbird, Buttercup, Painted Turtles, Crabapple blossoms, Eastern pine elfin, Wild black currant.

Burwash, Red winged blackbird, Buttercup, Painted Turtles, Crabapple blossoms, Eastern pine elfin, Wild black currant.

Before heading up to Burwash we visited Riverside Drive where we saw this Red Winged Blackbird singing on a flower stalk…

First buttercup of the season.  The waxy surface is  very reflective making it difficult to expose for a photograph.   A dull overcast day would be better for photography, but any bit of sun this spring is precious …

At Neilly Lake, the “featured image” at the top of this page, we have the usual buddies sunning on a log…

In the former residential section of the prison farm we saw a few flowering crabapples.   They were heavily beaten down by bears last fall —- just like the white one in my yard.

 

I think that this is an Eastern Pine ElfinRick Cavasin’s excellent site has a link to this map, indicating that they’d be around Burwash (South of Sudbury off Hwy 69/400)

Wild Black Currants  ( Ribes americanum) are spreading into the fields around the old townsite.

Here is that oft-photographed swamp off of Burwash Road, the link to Hwy 637 (Hwy to Killarney).

Sudbury Photographer, Ray Thoms has posted his very nice treatment of a Hobblebush flower that he composed on our trip to Port Loring last week (20170520).  Worth visiting to see the difference between my stuff  and his art.

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2 thoughts on “20170528 Burwash, Red winged blackbird, Buttercup, Painted Turtles, Crabapple blossoms, Eastern pine elfin, Wild black currant.

  1. Thank you … so enjoyed the buttercup and crap apple blooming .. have seen several butterflies here as well as bees. The birds are aplenty and seranading. xoxo

    • Yes, the birdies are serenading alright, but they are getting very difficult to see with the leaves coming out on the poplars now. I am still seeing some “flits” on the willows but it is getting to be more and more of a challenge.

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