Sunny warm weather brought the flowers ahead quickly but the most impressive sights were the swarms of Canadian Tiger Swallowtail nectaring on the Choke and Black Cherries. I can’t tell the difference between the Canadian Tiger and the Eastern Tiger but since these are north of the Bruce Peninsula I assume that they are Canadian Tigers.
Click on these pictures to see the details of these Papilio canadensis
Bees were busy too ….
I didn’t see the bluet until I had the lens focused on the dragonfly…
Very stubby dragonfly. I see that I’m going to have to work at educating my eyes to be able to ID these Odonates. I have the very authoritative Field Guide to the Dragonflies and Damselflies of Algonquin Park and the Surrounding Area, but I haven’t yet taken the time to study it properly ….
I am still seeing these yet-to-be-identified moths deep in the grass, sedges and equisetum.
Here and there we are seeing Northern White Violets in full bloom…
I don’t know why there is a bluish tinge to the “petals” of this Cornus canadensis (Canadian dwarf cornel, Canadian bunchberry, quatre-temps, crackerberry, creeping dogwood) . Those “petals” are actually bracts which start out to be very green when the flower (inflorescence) is immature.
A couple of nice pictures of Canada anemone ….
Catching the light is an important part of making nice pictures.
Interesting information about White Tailed Deer here: