We went walking on a small section of tall grass prairie.
I was looking for spring wildflowers.
I was looking for butterflies.
I have brought out my field guides.
Once again I will try to learn my wildflowers.
I remember this is Yellow Rocket.
I will try to learn the names of the moths.
I remember a few from last year.
I need a field guide for bees. There are so many different species.
We had a pleasant walk on the prairie.
The Black Swallowtail finally let us take her photograph.
Seeing the Spring butterflies always makes me feel happy.
They have survived another winter.
Eastern Tailed Blues shimmered in the sunlight.
Wild Sweet William is just coming into bloom.
I shall look for my garden Sweet Williams.
I saw many blooms. Many trees, bushes and flowers that I do not know their names.
On the way home we looked for the Belted King Fisher.
We did not see him.
Instead we were treated to Blue Winged Teals and
a Great Blue Heron.
A pair of Killdeer patrolled the water's edge.
Canada Geese were nesting.
The water spoke to me.
I want to visit the wetlands.
I want to see the spring wildflowers that grow near water.
I want to see the butterflies of the wetlands.
Yesterday we looked out the dining room window
and saw a Bullock's Oriole at our feeders.
This is the first time we have ever seen one.
A very handsome bird.
He is very far East for his range.
I hope he finds his way to his nesting grounds.
I am looking for the Baltimore Orioles and the
Orchard Orioles now. Perhaps he migrated with them.
The full Pink Moon is tonight.
We will sit on the deck and gaze at her.
We went to a kite festival yesterday afternoon.
A strong south westerly breeze made for easy flying.
Our friends came over for movie night last night.
We watched "Pirates of the Caribbean- Dead Man's Chest."
That was lots of fun!
Happy Sunday Safari.