Saturday, 12 April 2014

Firsts of the season: crocus, butterflies, phoebe

Species: Nymphalis vaualbum
Compton Tortoiseshell.
One that overwinters, and is rare!
It was verified at BAMONA!
This might be a successful rhododendron year!
I've killed several plants. SIGH.
Left several behind at other homes.

Moss nestled in the snow

First frog –Dorah found it.
A leopard frog

 I also saw a mourning cloak, as well as a phoebe at the frog pond!
These are archival photos!
Mourning cloak (2013)

Phoebe
More Saturday's Critters

17 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Nice sighting of the Phoebe and the pretty butterfly.. The crocuses are beautiful. Lovely signs of spring. Thank you for sharing and linking up your critters, have a happy weekend!

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Wonderful spring signs! I love the crocuses and the butterflies. Enjoy your weekend!

Ela said...

Wonderful photos !!

EG CameraGirl said...

Oh how I want to go out for a long walk in the woods!

Kate said...

All of them are welcome signs after a harsh winter.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Beautiful firsts ...and the little frog is so cute :)

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful springtime signs!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
closer and closer!! Lots of wonderful offerings from cottage country again - hope the weekend is shaping up nicely!! YAM xx

Naquillity said...

so many great sightings... spring is starting to emerge slowly... have a great day~

William Kendall said...

The frog's certainly an interesting looking little one!

Yes, spring is certainly coming along.

Frank said...

Lovely pics showing that Spring has arrived for you.

Kay L. Davies said...

Oh, I'm SO jealous, Jenn. Flowers, frogs, butterflies. Sigh. Well, I can report having seen antelope twice. We had a couple of years when they didn't appear near our town, which borders Medicine Hat. Now they're back, and we're so pleased. We just do Lindy could see them, but must be content with remembering the first time she saw any. She was used to seeing deer on her walks, but antelope? Deer of a different colour? Sometimes, although I miss BC all the time, I'm happy to live where the deer and the antelope play.
Luv, K

VioletSky said...

I saw my first crocus this morning - had it been a butterfly, I think I might have fainted from joy!

Red said...

you've got lots of spring things going.

Karen said...

I heard a pheobe in the Peterborough area a couple of weeks ago! Every spring I wonder if my girl (or one of her offspring) will be back nesting under the eaves of my front door porch.

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Wonderful critter post.

genie said...

Such a pretty and varied series of pictures this week. Love the frog.