Creatures

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.

Swallowtail butterfly

Pudgy Cedar Waxwing

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June beetle-deceased.

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Orange belted bumblebee

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“Jeff” the frog. Not sure about species

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Sparrow

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Junco

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Robin Mama and Baby

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Quail

Moth

Maybe a Carpenterworm moth

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Silk moth

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We call every orb weaver in the garden”Orby”

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Check out those pollen saddlebags!

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Look closely and you will see a bee in flight!

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“I love all the creatures, I love all the creatures…ahem”

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Cool fly-type dude.

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Good thing this wasn’t a plant I was trying to keep!

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Working on my bird photography skills. They are fast! Goldfinch?

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Free entertainment right outside the window!

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Pudgy winter robin

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Northern Flicker – such a cool winter bird, loves sumac.

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Moody flicker shot

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Norwegian Forest Cat. Always watching over it all…from inside.

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Black-capped Chickadees! SO cute!

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Worms! Hard working clean-up crew, will work for scraps.

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Wondering where his buddy went.

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I wonder how many species of spiders I can capture in my yard.

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They each agreed, one leaf per insect.

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HUGE wasp-type thing. yikes!

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Helloooo in there! Cricket on a mission.

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Hairy guy!

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This lovely lady stayed just beyond the fence all day, munching on sumac leaves.

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What’s up, Daddy-o!?

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Stunning. Very thankful for this colourful visitor.

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Giant Crane Fly. Busted them in “the act”.

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Pill Bug, Potato Bug, Sow bug, what do YOU call them? I hear they clean metals out of soils and are actually a crustacean.

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Green Stink Bug