Sunday, July 28, 2013
Monarch on Clover
The milkweed is blooming. This is where the butterflies lay their eggs so the newly hatched caterpillars have food to grow on. It is miraculous to me that these creatures fly such enormous distances to places they have never been. Those that are born here have never been to the wintering grounds in Mexico. Those born in Mexico have never been here, yet each year they know just where to go.
We were lucky to spot of a heron. It caught some dinner while we watched - a concentrated look at the water, followed by a quick stab down and then it swallowed its catch.
A family of Canada Geese swam close to shore. The young are almost the size of the parents now. They have time to gain strength before their flight south.
A great day for a walk!