Saturday, April 27, 2019
Saturday, April 20, 2019
I don't know if my words can totally convey the wonderful nature experience that I had this afternoon with a Mourning Cloak butterfly.
and I proceeded to take pictures, about 200 or so. The excitement of the opportunity gradually wore off a bit and so I decided to join the butterfly and sit in my car also. My presence behind the steering wheel did not appear to disturb the butterfly at all. We both sat there quietly for ten minutes or so
.After a bit, I decided I should perhaps return home and so I closed the car door. The butterfly noting the change happening flew out the car window. Bye, bye butterfly buddy. It was a great experience.
Posted by me ann my camera at 6:35 AM
Sunday, April 14, 2019
I have always enjoyed collective nouns as their group names are sometimes very descriptive. For example, when we first moved to our present home we used to have large groups of noisy Grackles arrive at our home's location in the spring and perch in out two old Maples trees. If you're familiar with a Grackle's sound, ? we always described it as a noisy squeaky, rusty gate. I was slightly embarrassed of the noise and as we fed birds, I was a bit worried that the neighbours would be a bit annoyed at us, for perhaps enticing such a loud , noisy group to our neighbourhood. Thus, I laughed today when I looked up the collective noun for a group of Grackles and discovered that Yes! a group of Grackles are described as an annoyance or a plague of Grackles!
Posted by me ann my camera at 1:54 PM