20170530 Water Arum, Blackbird, Canada goose gosling, Northern Spring Azure, Pale corydalis, Taraxacum, Fanleaf Hawthorne, Eastern Tent caterpillar, Star flower, ambush spider, Forget-me-nots, Wild Allium.

Water Arum, Blackbird, Canada goose gosling, Northern Spring Azure, Pale corydalis, Taraxacum, Fanleaf Hawthorne, Eastern Tent caterpillar, Star flower, ambush spider, Forget-me-nots, Wild Allium.

 

On the way back from Sudbury we detoured to Alban to see a few sights then went for a short drive along Riverside drive…

 

Water arum, Calla palustris,  is starting to bloom along Hwy 607.  The blossom  looks like the Calla Lily:

Redwinged Blackbirds often spread they tail feathers when they are calling …

Parent and youngster …

 

Northern Spring Azure, I think, from a long ways away….

Pale Corydalis collecting fluff …

The beneficial weed Taraxacum shedding seeds….

Canada anemone is starting to bloom near George W’s place on Riverside Rd….

It has a beautiful white flower, emerging here …

Fanleaf Hawthorn, complete with two thorns, and two visitors … and a half eaten blossom …

I have a whole new respect for them after reading the Wikipedia article about the Eastern Tent Caterpillar.

I need help to identify this shrub… Probably Sandcherry.   Prunus pumila.….

Starflower with a wee spider hiding in ambush.  The blossom is about 1 cm in diameter when fully open.   I guess that the spider’s leg span is about half a centimeter.

Forget-me-nots, probably escapees from someone’s garden to the roadside wilds:

Wild Allium, also probably escapees , at “Reynold’s Rock”  …

Spring seems to be developing in fits and starts this year.  A day or two of warm sunshine accelerates development interspersed between cold wet days which retard growth and critter activity.  The only constant this year is the voracious activity of blackflies and mosquitoes who are both multiplying rapidly.  They challenge the careful photographer while focusing and composing.   Usually wind is a photographer’s enemy.  Not this spring!

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  1. Wow Tom, thank you AND for the info blogs. Beautiful and partial to the “beneficial weed Taraxacum shedding seeds”. Keep exploring!!!!!! xoxo….

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