A rare sight

The Giant Swallowtail is the largest butterfly in Canada and is usually found only in southwestern Ontario, not here in eastern Ontario (see Edit below – it’s no longer rare here). I’ve been seeing one (or perhaps two) quite frequently this summer, but either I’ve not had my camera, or the butterfly just quickly passed … Continue reading

Listening to the grass grow

If we had a keen vision and feeling of all ordinary human life, it would be like hearing the grass grow and the squirrel’s heart beat, and we should die of that roar which lies on the other side of silence. -George Elliot The lilacs are now in bloom, alive with the movements of bees … Continue reading

April wildflowers

These are a few photos from my walks over the last few weeks. Right now, some short-lived wildflowers are adorning deciduous forest floors, making the most of the sunlight before the leaves come out. These beautiful white wildflowers are called Bloodroot, and like the others in this post, are native to Ontario. The photos above … Continue reading

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