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I remember on Aeclectic we had a thread where people could post photos of birds, flowers, trees, etc. that they saw on walks in their neighborhood. Perhaps we could start a new one?

Before the storm cells came through last Sunday, it had gotten very dry here. I found this fellow trying to drink the dribbles from my sprinkler (first picture taken through a screen):


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The rain has caused many flowers to start blooming, like these purple coneflowers:

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Amberjune

@Bodhiseed I think that is a great idea and wonderful timing. The thing that I miss the most right now with staying at home is hiking and being out in nature. There is a forest in walking distance from where I live and I get to take walks there every week. Here are some pictures from my morning walk.

 

 

 

 

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Amberjune
2 hours ago, Bodhiseed said:

Lovely photos, @Amberjune! Makes me want to blow the fluffy seeds on the dandelion or sit for a spell under that towering tree. Do you know what kind of plant the one is with star-shaped flowers?

It is wild garlic. Many people harvest it and cook with it.

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FindYourSovereignty
1 hour ago, Barleywine said:

Eastern bluebird.

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😍 One of my favorite birds. 

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1 hour ago, Amberjune said:

It is wild garlic. Many people harvest it and cook with it.

It's lovely - we have a huge patch of it - and it is very invasive so the patch gets larger every year. I keep meaning to cook with it bu it feels so unkind to harvest it ! A bit like it would feel to harvest roses or bluebells !

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Barleywine

We've had this Pileated Woodpecker too. I never saw one at a feeder where we used to live, they were too shy.

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Barleywine
13 minutes ago, Bodhiseed said:

@Barleywine, I've only seen a pileated woodpecker a few times in my life. I had no idea they would come to bird feeders. It looks cold there! 

This was January. I've only seen it once or twice at the suet since then.

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Mi-Shell

The thing with my neighbourhood is, that we do not have one - We live in the middle of 106 acres if Canadian bush, hardwood, wetlands, marsh with all the wildlife you would expect out here. 

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Mi-Shell

Thanks, @Bodhiseed ♥

As you know, I LOVE it here!

Now, with the spring rains, the ice has gone out and we can watch Otters and Beavers in the open creek

I would even have a grainy picture of a Fisher!

Ducks Geese Swans and Sandhill Cranes have arrived and it is busy out there.

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Wanderer

Lovely idea for a thread! :classic_biggrin:

First up, Marsh Marigolds on Llandrindod Lake:

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And some of the locals:

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Amberjune

Love all the wildlife @Mi-Shell. Amazing photos! Thank you for sharing.

 

@Bodhiseed, love the pomegranate tree, such lush flowers 🌺 

 

from my balcony, a calendula:

 

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Mi-Shell

Oh, all the beautiful Flowers you guys all have!♥

And the Pileated!♥

It will be a long month until we here see the first flowers  - and then there will be the Blackflies and Mosquitoes....

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Mi-Shell

.... and as for Birds:

all pics are from around our feeders 🙂

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Pine grosbeak

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Evening Grosbeak

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Woodcock

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Spruce Grouse

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Purple Finch

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moonglow

No walks for us at the moment. However, we've had a tree growing right up against our apartment window and the squirrels love it now that it finally reaches the roof. They are always running up and down it and chittering. Gets way too dark in here once the leaves come in, but it kinda seems a shame to have it cut down now. 😩 No recent picture, but here's one from last year.

 

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What a lovely thread idea @Bodhiseed, thank you for starting it.

Amazing photos everybody! 

 

Here's what it looks like around where I live at the moment (unfortunately the big estate locked its gates due to the virus so I can't get to all the cute wee lovely bouncy lambs, I'm quite upset about it). I hope I could get the images to a manageable size. 

 

Hairy Coos

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I love the goarse, it smells of coconut! 

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