This wasp was moving quite slowly on a brisk morning so I felt safe getting up close to examine and photograph it. About 1 1/2″ long and I have not yet been able to identify it.
We came across this dragonfly during a recent walk. I had never seen such a brilliantly red dragonfly.
I came across this lovely creature while on a woodland walk.
This Praying Mantis caught my eye as I made my rounds.
I was cutting some lumber outside, stepped away for a few minutes, and returned to find this mantis standing on top of my workpiece. I presume it was acting as a safety inspector.
A honeybee takes flight after drinking from a puddle on the deck.
I me across these two moths while puttering in the backyard. Their wingspan was about 5 inches or 12 centimeters. I learned they are Cecropia silkmoths. Lovely and wondrous creatures.
A close look at this lovely spirea reveals two transients.
Faye cam across this colourful cicada while gardening. After this photo session she released it onto the Manitoba Maples’ trunk.
Back on Thursday.
This morning I began picking up the laundry basket and abruptly stopped – this transient praying mantis was resting. I admired it for a moment, then encouraged it to move on so I, too, could move on.