Alongside a couple of dirt roads on the extreme east side of East Gwillimbury
Most of the flowers seen along the dirt roads were the white Queen Anne's lace, enjoying a very good year. But upon closer inspection I also discovered other flora and fauna.
Starting with the largest square and moving clockwise: a bee on bull thistle (Cirsium vulgare), musk mallow (Malva moschata), soldier beetle on Queen Anne's lace (Daucus carota), everlasting pea (Lathyrus latifolius), cloudless sulphur butterfly on Canada thistle (Cirsium aevense) and monarch butterfly sipping water from the damp sand. FYI: I included the botanical names because wildflower common names vary from area to area.
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What a lovely collection. It's an art to notice (and capture) the small treasures along the way. Thanks.
Love the thistle.
Great collection of treasures.. You've even got a Monarch butterfly - a longtime annual visitor to my neck of the woods. The stay for the spring then fly north.
Gorgeous nature photos! The Queen Annes Lace has had a very good year here too. Or maybe I am just noticing it a lot more.
We have the exact same flowers here EG. Adding to the beauty of the landscape.
Looks like it was definitly worth your time to take the time to look farther. Lots more than Queen Anne's Lace here.
Do you know the story about the red spot that develops in the middle of the Queen Anne's Lace umbrel? It's supposedly a drop of blood she shed doing needle work.
Wonderful summertime flowers and bugs. :)
Oh a monarch...sigh..so glad to see one....I have to look up the thistle. We have a lot from pond to wood's edge and I wonder what kind it is...I always learn something from your NN posts...Thank you...
«Louis» always enjoys your mosaics.
and look at those insects, they are amazing.
You make bugs look adorable... This is such a pretty summer mosaic... the flowers are so very different from what I see here.
The everlasting pea is called sweet pea, here.
EG, you have outdone yourself on this sweet collage. Excellent and the colors are.............WOW!
These are all wonderful shots. What a treat to see a monarch butterfly. I haven't seen any yet this year. They are all great but the everlasting pea is especially beautiful to me.
Thanks for another beautiful Nature Notes collage. Thanks, too, for giving us the botanical names as well as the common names.
Drinking from the sand? Who would have thought?
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