Endings and Beginnings
Lakelse Lake PP, BC. Flies start to arrive at a Sockeye salmon that has died after spawning.
Wells Gray PP, BC. A frog floats in the shade of a lily pad. Species unknown
Revelstoke, BC, Canada. Male Four-spotted skimmer dragonflies are very territorial and will choose a prominent perch in their territory to watch for intruders.
Little Guy, Big Voice
Sunshine Coast, BC. Pacific Chorus Frogs are tiny, just about the size of a thumbnail, but in the spring the males sing en masse to attract a mate creating one of the most wonderous sounds of spring
Sunshine Coast, BC. Canadian Tiger Swallowtails are found throughout Western Canada. They love nectar rich flowers like this otrange Helenium.
Sunshine Coast, BC. Many dragonflies perch on twigs or rocks to watch for passing prey
Common Whitetail Dragonfly
Sunshine Coast, BC. The distinct white abdomen of mature males is used in displays to threaten other males.
Sunshine Coast, BC. The Painted Lady is one of the most widespread of butterflies, found on every continent except Antartica and South America.
Tasting the Breeze
Sunshine Coast, BC. Northwestern Garter Snake 'tasting' the air with its tongue to detect prey and pheremones from other snakes.
Bee on Salmonberry
Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada. This Bumble Bee (I think a Central Bumble-Bee) is feeding on salmonberry flowers in a local marsh. Only the Queen survives the winter and they will start a new colony each spring
Red Sea Urchins
Queen Charlotte Strait, BC, Canada. Red Sea Urchins are surprisingly long-lived and can live for more than 100 years
Four spotted Skimmer
Sunshine Coast, BC Libellula quadrimaculata
Western Tiger Swallowtail
Sunshine Coast, BC. Swallowtail butterflies survive the winter as pupae and emerge in spring as soon as the weather is warm enough
Isla Carmen, Baja, Mexico
Pacific Tree Frog
Sunshine Coast, BC
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