An insect on a Milkweed. This photo was taken on July 12, 2020 in Springer Park. The milky sap, found in the leaves and stems, can contain a toxin (cardiac glycoside). Monarch butterflies/caterpillars are unaffected by the toxin in their system but it can harm their predators if these insects are eaten.
A Chickadee looking up towards the heavens. This photo was taken on August 16, 2020 in Springer Park. Chickadees like to hide seeds and other food to consume later. They hide them in different places and can remember thousands of hiding spots. https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Black-capped_Chickadee/overview
A portrait of a Jewel Weed. This photo was taken on August 16, 2020 in Springer Park. The sap in the stems of these plants are a natural remedy for poison ivy and other skin rashes.
A House Wren calls out loud. This photo was taken on July 30, 2020 in Springer Park. The house wren has one of the longest ranges, from Canada to South America, of any songbird in the Western Hemisphere (https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/House_Wren/overview).