I found Hamilton Euonymus (Euonymus hamiltonianus) trees in the Arboretum with beautiful pink fruit capsules and bright red arils.
It reminds me of popcorn.
A pleasure to discover such bright colours in November.
Perfect maple leaves.
Taking an afternoon walk in Strathcona Park.
An Eastern chipmunk (Tamias striatus) stuffing its cheek pouches with food.
I also saw some birds at the Arboretum last Sunday and today.
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)
One Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus) among the Ring-billed Gulls (L. delawarensis), Canada Geese (Branta canadensis), and female Common Mergansers (Mergus merganser).
One lonely male Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula).
Hooded Mergansers (Lophodytes cucullatus)
Canada Geese in flight.
Last Tuesday, while I was taking photos of the maple leaves in Commissioners Park, I noticed a leaf pierced by a stick on the ground. And perched on that leaf was a sulphur butterfly!
It was a Clouded Sulphur (Colias philodice).
I have not seen any butterfly (except at the butterfly show last month) out and about for quite a long time now, so I was very excited to see one this late into the season.
Since it was chilly out, the butterfly didn't have the energy to fly away as I approached closer.
Hope everyone is coping with the recent events and bracing for an unpredictable future.