A Little About This Blog

I decided to start this site with just pictures of various things in nature such as plants, animals, insects and no travel or family photos.

Monday, 30 March 2015

Little Brown Squirrel

I took this photo of this little squirrel while walking in downtown Washington DC.  There was a lot of them and were not too worried around people.  All the squirrels seem to be the same colour there unlike Toronto squirrels that are all kinds of colours.

Bird (type unknown by me)

When I took this photo, I did not record what it was.  I guess I have to search the internet to see if I can find it.

Bad Hair Day

Looks like this bird is having a bad hair day. When I took the picture, I didn't see what kind of bird it is.

White Lions

Not many animals were out walking around as it was very hot the day I took this picture and these two white lions were resting in what little shade they could find.  Photo taken the summer of 2014.

Monday, 23 March 2015

Owl pictures taken at Wizard World 2015 Toronto

This Owl looked to be about 18 inches or so tall.  The birds were tethered to a perch at Wizard World at a Falcon display.

This little Owl wasn't much bigger than a Pigeon as you can see by the size of the clasp holding the bird.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

 An Egret (also known as a Great White Heron)

   I took these pictures of a white egret near the Humber Bay in Toronto.  Just getting all the feathers just right.

 The egret left his perch to do some foraging for food

 White egret

White egret head cropped from the above photo.

Great Blue Heron

  Had a hard time to get this picture as the bush was so dense I could only get my lens through the branches and I was squeezed in myself.  This heron was sitting with some young ducks south of where I took the pictures of the white egret.

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Ladybugs (Harmonia Axyridis) 

I took this picture of these ladybugs on a plant that is on my front lawn.  I did not know there is over 150 different types of ladybugs and it took a while for me to identify these two.  They are a variation of the same type originating in Asia but brought to the US to help control pests such as the white fuzzy aphid on the leaf just below them.  I don't know where the aphid is coming from as I don't have any apple or beech trees around my house that this type congregates on.