Small garter snake (about 12 inches) observed in mixed deciduous-conferous bush in mid-October.
Mature male yellow-legged meadowhawk dragonfly observed soaking up the sun's rays in mid-October.
Twelve-spotted skimmer observed in early August.
Swamp milkweed - cultivated specimen for monarch butterflies.
This deer came out earlier in the day with an older animal. The little one walked out onto the ice - which was starting to show areas of open water - but turned back when the bigger one hesitated. A little while later, it set out by itself from the mainland to a point on Franklin Island. I got a picture of it returning by itself later in the day.
Water lily in freshwater on Franklin Island, Georgian Bay.
A female golden-crowned kinglet feeds on insects on a spruce tree in Ontario.
A familiar sight in BC, but a definite rarity in Ontario!
Bald eagle at Nuyumbalees Cultural Centre, Quadra Island, British Columbia.
A sleepy raccoon watches me from the safety of a tree.
From glorious to bird seed! I believe it to be a field thistle based on the shape of the flower head and length of the petals.
The dog treed three raccoons at 6:30 am. They spent the rest of the day in the tree napping in various precarious positions while I took photos.
Green fungus up close and friendly.
A Milbert's tortoiseshell, photographed on the Limestone Islands Provincial Park in Georgian Bay, Ontario.