We saw these sights along Shebeshekong Road Hwy 529 on our way back from Parry Sound:
A green Sweat Bee is gathering pollen and nectar … possibly for a nest of eggs yet to be hatched.
A clump of Pickerel Weed is gathering energy for its purple flowers which we’ll see in a few weeks…
This is Rock Cap Fern or Polypody
The Pitcher Plant is maturing. I am interested to see how that flower head develops….
Ruffed Grouse giving the photographer the eye ….(click for more detail)
…. then quietly disappearing into the long grass …
This appears to be one of the many Paper Wasps that are found in North America. Photos of them can be found on the many pest control websites found on the internet.
Bumblebee with friend enjoying lunch …
A lone female Wood Duck in a stream near the intersection of Hwys 645 and 529. No sign of a male.
Beautiful Tom. I especially liked the sweat bee on the daisy. Remarkable shot! Looking forward to more on the pitcher plants too. Thanks.
I am starting to get to know some of those bugs that visit our wildflowers (and garden flowers too). Those blossoms are the scene of a lot of activity, much more than I thought previously.