I saved two lives today.
A moth was caught in a spider web:
I pulled it out and carefully plucked off all of the web material.
Off it flew.
Later, I found another floating on the pond:
Same story. I pulled it out, dried it off and away it flew.
Thank-you to Meegan Conklin for moth identification.
This all happened at St. John’s Conservation Area near Fonthill.
There are a good variety of trails here:
The Tulip Tree Trail features enormous Tulip Trees .. something we don’t see in the Toronto area:
The Sassafras Stroll features sassafras growing both as a tree and as a shrub. This sweet-smelling plant has a variety of leaf shapes:
There is a large pond here with benches surrounding it:
Some of the life here:
Dog Days bright and clear,
Indicate a happy year;
But when accompanied by rain,
For better times our hopes are vain. – Proverb