growing in a north facing but sunny location in soil that had previously been shaded by Juniper bushes. Has come up from scratch this year and is now reaching 80cm. The closest I can come in http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/crops/facts/ontweeds/weedgal.htm
is Giant Hogweed which may be poisonous.The stalks do have purplish specs but are not hairy (yet)
Catching crayfish for its nearby young.
Cimbex sp. - pretty big and scary looking insect! Maybe 20mm. Would appreciate confirmation to species. Thanks.
While taking a walk in Toronto, I came across some swans and their ducklings. They were minding their own business, and did not seem to be bothered by myself or other people.
Big Fish I like the eyes very big
rarely seen in Canada. black body with grey neck. Mostly seen in South Asian countries. makes really annoying noise
This Trumpeter Swan is completely white, though its head and neck is stained with a rusty yellowish colour. The bill has pink tint, legs and feet are yellow.
Colias has a shade of yellow along its body. Its upper sides feature black borders (usually solid in males).
Small red/orange lady bug found outside a forest.
Japanese Beetle found on a leaf outside the forest with unique colouring on its body, emerald green, black and brown.
A small brown spider with dots along its legs, its borrowed in a leaf waiting or its prey.
Brown and round with small prickly needle like
3 Autumn Meadowhawk latched on to each other. They are tiny, with a length of 12 to 15 mm. It is mottled brown in color. The abdomen has several large hooks along the top. This species has bigger eyes than other members of this genus.
Small Brown House Sparrow. This House Sparrow has a chunky, fuller chest, with a larger, rounded head, shorter tail, and stouter bill. Plain buffy-brown overall with dingy gray-brown bottom. Their backs are noticeably striped with buff, black, and brown.
Small flat head white mushroom
A large green plant with small soft hairs.
The Great Blue Heron is the largest heron in North America. It stands three or four feet tall and has a wingspan of almost six feet. It has blue-gray feathers on most of its body and a plume of feathers on its chest and back. It has a long, pointed yellow bill and long legs.
The Canada goose (Branta canadensis) is a goose with a black head and neck, white patches on the face, and a brown body.
Eastern Painted Turtles are water turtles. They can grow up to nine inches long. They are black with smooth, flattened shells. The top part of this turtle's shell is called a carapace. The carapace has many small plates called scutes. The Eastern Painted Turtle has thick lines between its scutes. This turtle also has red markings around the edges of its carapace. It also has orange/yellow stripes along around its head/neck.
Red-eared Slider, which looks similar to the painted turtle. The carapace (top shell) of the Red-eared Slider is higher domed than that of the Painted Turtle. This Slider has yellow marginal scutes, a yellow plastron covered in dark, blotchy markings, and a red ear mark located just behind the eye. The head, neck, and legs are greenish with yellow stripes. The olive/brown carapace has yellow and black longitudinal bands and stripes.