This spider was pointed out to me. I *think* the whitish thing is an egg sac or case, but I am unsure. It was kind of cool to see.
insects wrote squiggly lines on this tree trunk.
Insects wrote squiggly lines in this tree trunk.
I understand that the correct word for young swans is cygnets. Nonetheless, since young ducks are called ducklings and young geese are called goslings, I often think of young swans as swanlings.
Here are four Mute Swan swanlings with their parents. It is interesting that three of them are grey morphs. It was also interesting that they did not move away when a companion and I appeared from behind a screen of phragmites.
An interesting weather phenomenon occurred. This cumulus had enough convection to create precipitation; however the precipitation appeared to evaporate before reaching the ground, a condition known as virga. I suspect that a brief sprinkle occurred at ground level, if that.
Living in the country, driving country roads, sometimes leads to interesting situations. We came upon this Muscovy Duck slowly crossing the highway so we stopped to let it complete its journey.
Three American Crows visited today. It was interesting to observe how the light highlighted the feathers on this ones’ back.
Not a dog bark, tree bark. We came cross a Sassafras tree during a walk in a nearby bush, and its’ bark made a very interesting subject.
A sand traps’ sand grains made an interesting subject.
Teasel heads call to me. Though I know they are a ‘weed’ I like how the stalks are so straight and how the seed heads are so fuzzy. They are a favourite subject.