A Monarch Butterfly snacking on thistle. This photo was taken on August 6, 2021 in Cataraqui North. Mature butterflies (0.41 grams) weigh much less than their younger caterpillar self (1.5 grams).
An American Goldfinch surrounded by thistle. This photo was taken on July 23, 2021 in Cataraqui North. These birds breed later than most North American birds, waiting until June or July. (https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/American_Goldfinch/overview)
Water droplets on a Calendula. This photo was taken on July 15, 2021 in our garden. The flowers and leaves can be eaten fresh or dried, although they are a bit bitter.
A Great Blue Heron catching fish. This photo was taken on July 23, 2021 in Cataraqui North. Although these birds move slowly, they can strike lighting fast to grab a fish. (https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Great_Blue_Heron/overview)