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Creature Feature

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All photos were taken on our July 12, 2021 hike through Bunchberry Meadows and Tucker’s Field.

Summer walks here are filled with birdsong, rustling in the woods, slithering snakes, hopping rabbits, chattering squirrels and the flutter and buzz of insect life. The main drawback is that the leafy forest canopy and undergrowth make it difficult to capture images of the birds and animals. Insects on the other hand are real posers.

Below are the shots I captured on this day.

A selection of butterflies

Immature wooly bear caterpillars. They will have an orange center stripe later on in their cycle. Two of the three were just sitting there, but the last one was really motoring along


Published by kagould17

Not much to tell. After working for 3 companies over 43+ years (38 years 7 months with my last company), I finally got that promotion I had waited my entire career for……retirement. I have been exploring this new career for the past 7+ years and while it is not always exciting, the chance to do what I want for myself and my family instead of what my company wants has been very fulfilling. Early on, there was a long list of projects in my “to-do” hopper and I attacked these projects with a vengeance for the first 9 months of retirement. Eventually, my brain told me that this was not what retirement was about, so it took me another 5 months before my industriousness again took over and I attacked another line of projects, this time somewhat shorter and less complicated, as well as many new projects related to the family weddings in 2016. After going hard for 6 weeks and 3 weddings, my body was telling me to relax, then the flu bug hit and as soon as that was done with me, my sciatic acted up. No rest for the wicked. In 2020 and 2021, the Covid 19 pandemic changed the whole retirement gig. I was lucky to not be still working, for sure. I enjoy photography, gardening, working with my hands, walking, cycling, skiing, travelling, reading and creating special photo and video productions obtained in my first pastime. I may never become wealthy in any of these pursuits, but I already feel I am rich in life experiences far beyond any expectation.

16 thoughts on “Creature Feature

      1. Bah! No need to worry. Winter in the “Great White North” is always rough, isn’t it?
        I am a little intrigued about what winter might be like here, though. Some of the animals that show up for the feeders are already trying to find food in my yard. I don’t put out feeders until November (or later sometimes). I already have squirrels and some various birds hanging out in my backyard periodically throughout the day. They usually don’t show up until the feeders are out. What does that mean?

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    1. Thanks Aiva. They do seem to have it free and easy, but on closer inspection, you can see where they have torn their wings due to an altercation with a bird or bush and you realize that their lives are not all endless floating on breezes. They are beautiful to behold though. Thanks for reading. Allan

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