I love going on walks with my friend Peggi. She's a nature lover with a keen eye. She pointed out these maidenhair ferns to me a few years back and they are now a fave.
Marsh marigolds are a bright and happy flower, almost at the end of their season.
Dragonflies of every colour and size were buzzing around happily in the spring sunshine.
This common yellowthroat warbler sang his little heart out and sat still long enough for me to grab a photo.
A mud puddle contained a happy, chortling frog.
Peggi noticed this very large garter snake, sunning itself on a rock.
The best part of the walk was coming upon these tiny Ram's Head Lady's Slipper orchids.
They are uncommon in Ontario and so small and delicate, they're easy to miss. And no, Peggi wasn't picking one...she was trying to show their scale by having her hand in the photo!
And not to be missed? The trip to Tim Horton's after the three hour walk. Here is the rare and seasonal s'mores donut, only around till the end of the month.