The dogs and I had a good walk on a sunny afternoon last week. We saw lots of cool things on our outing!
A bumblebee on the honeysuckle plant that grows against our barn.
Sophie heard something in the grass under the black locust trees. She often stalks mice and meadow voles in the fields, and sometimes she'll start maniacally hopping around like a kangaroo, which is one of the funniest things I've ever seen a dog do. Sproing, sproing sproing!
Black locust blossoms. We have quite a few of these on our property and all the bees go crazy over the sweetly-scented blossoms. But the bark and leaves are toxic to livestock. It isn't native to this area but has somehow made its way up here.
One of our resident crows on a dead tree. They've hatched out babies, because I have been hearing the fledglings screaming "Feed me! Feed me!" in our garden. I am fond of crows, as I've mentioned before.
Looking over the creek at the neighbouring field.
There is path worn under the fence by the resident deer.
And Tristan makes use of it too!
So many daisies right now.
The otebo beans are coming up. They are destined to become baked beans in the UK. Here's an article on them. The Daily Mail is not my news source of choice, but the bean article isn't too sensationalist! :)
And look! There's always some nooky going on at the farm...
A pair of swamp milkweed leaf beetles creating future generations! I've photographed these before.
And look, a butterfly!
It hink this is a Silver-bordered Fritillary. Correct me if I'm wrong!
Update: I'm wrong. It's a Northern Crescent (Phyclodes cocyta.)
And a Yellow-collared Scape moth, too!
And here we have..
...a honeybee on the flower of a wild black raspberry plant.
We have these raspberries all over our farm. Several of my friends make very delicious jam out of these berries. And I hope that honeybee is one of mine!
Here are my four hives behind the garage. Fingers crossed they all do well this year!
Have a great week. And thank you for all the kind comments on our gecko Kartini. I didn't realize how many times a day I looked at her terrarium until she was gone. :(