The frog pond, a truly vernal pond (created from snow meltwater) has turned into a garden.
You can compare in the videos below!
A few days ago the flowers hadn't bloomed. They have now!
Daisy and I took a trip down there to grab the trailcam, which has NOTHING on it! Hubby has spotted the doe and her twin fawns, I had them on the trailcam previously, but they didn't wait around for a photo-op.
Daisy heard a noise, it was a doe and at least one fawn, who took off like bats outta hell. Daisy just stood transfixed, assessing the danger.
We ambled around, onto the dock.
It was beautiful, even if I was missing my frogs and snakes!
This plant wasn't in my Wetland Plants of Ontario book. I was so disappointed!
This took some research: Water Speedwell, AKA Veronica anagallis-aquatica found on the white wetland flowers of Ontario site. They also have a page to ID yellow wetland flowers!
Next thing I noticed, a warbler, a bug eater, bless its little heart. I've been told it's a Female Common Yellowthroat! I know we have the males! You can see an archive photo in the 4th one. He was banging a caterpillar on a branch!
Yellowthroat & caterpillar from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
Frogpond traffic from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
Bullfrog from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.