“Little Calendar”

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.

Pretty Poison

A trickle of sunlight on a lily. This photo was taken on July 15, 2021 close to home. These pretty flowers are poisonous to cats and humans.

Introduced

St. John’s wort against a purple and yellow background. This photo was taken on June 28, 2021 in Cataraqui North. These flowers were introduced from Europe.

Sunny

A Yellow Warbler in profile. This photo was taken on June 20, 2021 in Cataraqui North. These birds eat mostly insects, so they don’t visit feeders.

Day’s Eye

An insect on the edge of a daisy. This photo was taken on June 17, 2021 in Cataraqui North. Daisies are edible.

Fierce

A Red-winged Blackbird shouts loudly. This photo was taken on May 13, 2021 in Cataraqui North. Male birds aggressively defend their territory during breeding season, even attacking larger animals including people. (https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Red-winged_Blackbird/overview)

Tiny visitor

Three roses and a tiny visitor. This photo was taken on June 13, 2021 close to home. Rose petals are edible and when soaked in water create rose water.