Hidden in the dew drops, on the edge of a fennel plant, the egg of an Eastern Black Swallowtail butterfly waits patiently for the caterpillar to develop.
On the forest floor, contrasting with the leaf litter, is a sign that a Robin is expanding her family.
This Northern Cardinal seemed excited to escape the afternoon heart in a roadside puddle. What I could not understand is how it was able to cast a different reflection in the puddle.
They were both a good distance from me but very near their nest. You could hear the call of these proud parents across the valley. To mothers everywhere, and those who care for little ones, Happy Mother's Day.
The first day of Captina Conservancy's Bio Blitz at Raven Rocks was a great success. Many species were counted and photographed in the day-long event led by biologists. Special thanks to the Conservancy, the Belmont Soil and Water Conservation District, Kim, Jim, Greg, Susan, Richard and Mary, and the many others who made the day so memorable. More images and reflections to follow...
Explore the outdoors with Daniel
Photographs, musings and observations. (Click on images to enlarge.)