This park, located just south of Trois-Rivières Québec, features a long elevated boardwalk which leads to a wild St. Lawrence River beach.
I will identify it at the end of the post.
Towards the river, there were many Bumblebee-like insects appearing to rub themselves on the deck railings.
A naturalist told me that they are “bourdons” who are covered in some sort of sap from the “Tilleul argenté” tree. They are trying to scrape it off. Tilleul in English is Silver Linden. Linden is not a native tree and the Bumblebees have not learned how to deal with the sap.
“Puce” means flea and it is part of the French word for Poison Ivy.
How many songs, O summer wind,
How many songs you know
Of fair, sweet things in your wanderings,
As over the earth you go. Ina Donna Coolbrith (1841–1928)