I have not yet sorted out my photos from this past week, and I only just finished the ones from last Saturday (June 8th). Here they are.
I went over to Trent's Ward Garden last week to test myself on plant identification using the field guide.
Came across a wasp on the stairs with many red mites crawling all over the rocky surface (one is to the left of the wasp).
This bee (Osmia sp., I think) was sunning itself. Look at its cool eyes.
A Wild ginger flower (Asarum canadense) from the Birthwort (Aristolochiaceae) family, although it's not related to the spice ginger (Zingiber officinale) at all.
One lone Harebell (Campanula rotundifolia; Bellflower family, Campanulaceae) in the garden. However, I am not entirely sure why it has 6 petals though.
Found a sad scene on the ground where this dead bee was headless.
A live bumblebee visiting lupine flowers.
Check out its tongue trying to drink the nectar!
On this Philadelphia fleabane (Erigeron philadelphicus) flower, I found this metallic green bee (Agapostemon sp.).
In the surrounding canopy were these Cedar Waxwings. I think they may be fledglings because they were not very shy at all, and a flying bird just missed my head as I was moving around.
This one perched long enough on the tree for me to get some photographs of it from the back.
As I was heading to my office, I saw this groundhog (Marmota monax) munching on the grasses near the parking lot. I slowly moved towards it and was able to get closer and closer without it running off.
Leaf in its mouth.
Be back in a week, and I am certain I will have lots of photos to share then.