This hummingbird seemed intent on keeping an eye on me. Even when it flew away for a few seconds it would return to the same tree branch over my head as if to make sure I was still there.
This Trout Lily appeared in the woods and was gone the following day. On a recent wildflower walk, our guide informed me that these spring wildflowers can take up to eight years to develop, bloom in the spring, and disappear in only a day or two. I felt lucky to have been in the woods at just the right moment.
It happened sometime early this morning. After our first good rain in May the first poppy bloomed, beginning a season of delicate color.
After a good rain I will often find butterflies, like this Pearl Crescent, resting on the gravel road. Is the butterfly there for moisture, minerals or sunshine?
While walking on a wildflower trail our group spotted a snail shell resting on a fallen tree. The shell was empty.
It was challenging trying to identify this warbler, a Yellow Warbler (I believe), high in the tree-tops. This warbler likely traveled from somewhere in Central America-an impressive flight. A welcome chirp and flash of yellow for spring.
Explore the outdoors with Daniel
Photographs, musings and observations. (Click on images to enlarge.)