For the first 90 minutes or so of my walk in a woods west of Toronto, there was very little wildlife. So I concentrated on botany:
Images from the woods:
As I rounded a bend, I discovered this lovely creature:
followed by one of the tiniest of birds:
Deer are getting bolder every year. One was in my backyard recently for 45 minutes.
I was thrilled today to have this beauty come to within about 10 metres of me.
White-tailed deer are herbivores. Their stomachs allow them to digest a varied diet, including leaves, twigs, fruits and nuts, grass, corn, alfalfa, and even lichens and other fungi.
I heard from a Québec reader that this deer is “gravide” or “about to give birth”.
May is a green as no other,
May is much sun through small leaves,
May is soft earth,
And windows open to a South wind. – Amy Lowell (1874–1925)
What a wonderful face with which to greet the day! Such outstanding pictures, generally! Keep this up, Miles, and you may have your own photo exhibit someday. Thank you so much!
Hey! The Gnatcatcher went wireless!
Nature is so beautiful.
All the pictures are nice.
That deer quite enjoyed being photographed. I especially liked the picture of the foliage in his mouth.
Fantastic photos, thanks!
The Rose Breasted Grosbeak may be beautiful but he is also bold and bullying my Baltimore Orioles. We hung up a special Oriole feeder with jam and sugar water and it has attracted the Grosbeak and he is obviously the local thug in the bird community. He loves the jam as well while his mate is a glutton with the suet cake. We don’t mind and love watching them all.
Thank you Miles for the post.
such gorgeous pictures….just wonderful….just want to reach out and pet that deer….thank you Miles, your posts sure make it a bit easier to deal with our isolated lives…..hope it gets better soon.
Hi Miles Can’t wait to get back out there. I really enjoy all your photos.