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:
Perhaps the Stubby met up with a larger Dragonfly for lunch.
Good idea!! We should do that one day soon. Roxy’s in Port Loring?
We can debate who is stubby and who is a larger Dragonfly.
Thank you, poet!
Dear Tom, beautiful .. the time and patience it takes to get those lovely shots. Thank you.(partial to Northern White Violets. xoxo
Yes, those little violets are abundant nowadays. Often in shady spots along roadsides.