Tuesday, June 29, 2010

The endangered Pitcher's Thistle (Cirsium pitcheri) and a Hoverfly (Allograpta obliqua) on a sand dune in Pukaskwa National Park, June 28, 2010.

Photo by Martha.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Boreal Snaketail

An attractive dragonfly that haunts the clear streams and rivers of the north shore. I found this one beside Shack Creek, here in town.

Monday, June 21, 2010

European Goldfinch in Neebing

Sharon and Rob Illingworth had a European Goldfinch visit their feeder in Neebing today - one more of many sightings of Old World cage birds seen along the north shore in recent years. I listed some of these after a Eurasian Siskin visited our yard for a week or so in April.
Thanks for sharing the photos Sharon and Rob.

Solstice Bonaparte's Gull

I was surprised to find a lone Bonaparte's Gull in breeding plumage at Dunc Lake, about 50 km east of Marathon, along the Trans-Canada Highway.