The week before, I saw an Eastern cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus) at Sawmill Creek while I was taking a break from sitting in front of my computer all day.
On Saturday, I went to the Arboretum hoping to see some autumn colours and do some birding. On my way to the bus station, I saw this juvenile Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) fishing.
Quite a handsome bird.
Eastern chipmunk (Tamias striatus) at Fletcher Wildlife Garden enjoying a little snack.
I like the variation in shadow casted by trees of different shapes and sizes.
I thought there are more maple trees at the Arboretum, but I could only find a handful of them that are currently changing colours.
The beautiful blue sky was a nice contrast to the orange leaves.
On Thanksgiving Monday, I went to Petrie Island hoping to photgraph more maple trees. Because the bus was running on a holiday schedule, I walked almost 6-km from the bus stop to Petrie Island.
Along the way, I discovered a nice path through some forested areas.
I saw at least four Eastern Garter Snakes (Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis) near the path that were enjoying the warm and sunny weather.
In addition to the snakes, there were also many large woolly bear caterpillars (almost 5-cm long) crossing the path. I moved all of them (at least 20 of them) safely across the path since there were many careless bikers.
Painted turtle (Chrysemys picta) basking on a log in a funny pose.
A Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula) posing for some photographs.
I decided to overexpose some of my photos to show off the golden colours of the leaves.
Such a beautiful day.