For some reason, I have been documenting the creatures that I have come across in this small space we call home. I wonder how many species there are here, but humans are just one of MANY who live here. Birds, insects, wildlife and domesticated animals also live here and I try to honour them by creating a garden where we can coexist and help each other.
Pudgy Cedar Waxwing
Orange belted bumblebee
“Jeff” the frog. Not sure about species
Robin Mama and Baby
Maybe a Carpenterworm moth
We call every orb weaver in the garden”Orby”
Check out those pollen saddlebags!
Look closely and you will see a bee in flight!
“I love all the creatures, I love all the creatures…ahem”
Cool fly-type dude.
Good thing this wasn’t a plant I was trying to keep!
Working on my bird photography skills. They are fast! Goldfinch?
Free entertainment right outside the window!
Pudgy winter robin
Northern Flicker – such a cool winter bird, loves sumac.
Moody flicker shot
Norwegian Forest Cat. Always watching over it all…from inside.
Black-capped Chickadees! SO cute!
Worms! Hard working clean-up crew, will work for scraps.
Wondering where his buddy went.
I wonder how many species of spiders I can capture in my yard.
They each agreed, one leaf per insect.
HUGE wasp-type thing. yikes!
Helloooo in there! Cricket on a mission.
This lovely lady stayed just beyond the fence all day, munching on sumac leaves.
What’s up, Daddy-o!?
Stunning. Very thankful for this colourful visitor.
Giant Crane Fly. Busted them in “the act”.
Pill Bug, Potato Bug, Sow bug, what do YOU call them? I hear they clean metals out of soils and are actually a crustacean.
Green Stink Bug