Okay, first off it has been a busy few days and I am behind on blogging. But I did find this bone in the woods...
Yes, I collect the bones I find in our woodlot. I find them fascinating! This looked like a legbone. I wonder what animal it belonged to?
Yesterday was the Ontario SPCA Friends for Life Walkathon. Although we didn't take our dogs, we had a great time and I will post some more pics later. Here's a nice pic of us that our friend and OSPCA volunteer Christina took:
Gordon raised $1,000 and I raised $1,010 and we were really pleased! Our shelter is very deserving of donations. They work hard down there on a shoestring budget in an economically-depressed area. They do so much for needy animals in Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry.
Back on the farm... a Red Admiral butterfly!
I went for a walk the other day and took pictures of pollinators on dandelions. I took so many that I'm going to break this up into two posts.
With bonus spider!
Look at this little green guy!
Isn't he gorgeous?
And how about this little guy?
Funny how dandelions have come to be so reviled. People want to pull them up, douse them in chemical poisons, and rid their lawns of them. And yet...
...they are really just a pretty yellow flower, and so important to pollinators, particularly in early spring when dandelions are one of the few things blooming. My honeybees feed heavily on dandelions at the start of the season.
Another Red Amiral, somewhat tattered and torn.
And look at this gorgeous bee with her pollen baskets full to almost bursting! She has a little ant friend following her.
I have more shots of this girl coming in my next post. I had never before since a bee so laden with pollen. She could barely fly, she was so heavy with it!
Please think twice before spraying your lawn dandelions. They are so important to so many little creatures!
Hope you all had a happy weekend. If you want to see any of the photos at a larger size, just click on them!