A ‘grenouille” is a frog in French, but “grenouillette” refers to an invasive pond plant called Frog Hydrocharide. It was introduced as an ornamental to Ottawa in 1932 but now is a problem.
Here are more photos from Marais aux Grenouillettes.
The Northern Harrier was formerly known as the Marsh Hawk. It is a slender, long-winged and long-tailed hawk. They are uncommon and usually seen flying just above vegetation over open fields, grasslands or marshes. This one was being chased away by an Eastern Kingbird.
Hark, the honeybee’s low hum
Tells us that the summer’s come! – Frank Dempster Sherman (1860–1916)