My plan was to visit Wasaga Beach on this day, but the beach is closed and officers are riding about on dune buggies to enforce the law. I quickly took one photo:
The back-up plan was to visit Tiny Marsh named this because it is in Tiny Township.
My favourite trails here are closed because the paths are not 6 feet wide.
Here is a look at the area:
It is clearly spring in the bird world. These four Canada Geese adults were keeping their eyes on 40 goslings.
American Redstarts were the most common forest birds. The female is a paler, yellower version of the male. My grandfather always called them “yellowstarts.”
Other birds and wildlife:
These Tree Swallows have family thoughts:
Even the Beetles were entangled:
The earth is waking at the voice of May,
The new grass brightens by the trodden way,
The woods wave welcome to the sweet spring day,
And the sea is growing summer blue. – Elizabeth Akers Allen (1832–1911)
As always Miles, many thanks for your tireless pursuit of excellence in keeping us in touch with nature during our time of sequestration. Today’s post was so wonderfully full of NPs:
No People on the beach.
No Passage on the narrow trails.
Canada Geese with Natural Protection of their young.
Tree swallows with Nature Porn. (and didn’t that swallow look smug afterwards)
Lady birds with more Nature Porn. (not sure if they were both ladies)
And the Nature Poetry of E A Allen.
It’s an exciting time in nature and you do such a great job of bring it to us in all of its glory.
Amazing as always! How do those geese manage to raise 40 goslings???????
Great title! “Lovers in a Dangerous Time”, indeed! And the goslings–awwwww.
Thank you so much, Miles!
Thanks for always providing a selection of photographs of the male and female; your posts this spring have been a great source of info and adventure … and also always like the poetic closure.
Thank you Miles for posting so many beautiful photographs. Your pictures ‘bring’ areas to me that I cannot visit…appreciate it.
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