Seasons in our Wildlife-friendly Yard: Spring 2016 in Pictures

The long-awaited spring brought many delights to the bird baths, pond, buds and feeders again this year – an exciting season for photo ops!

Cinnamon Fern, Spring 2016
Cinnamon fern, spring 2016
Spring 2016, Gallinger Yard, Ottawa Valley
Maple buds, spring 2016, Gallinger yard, Ottawa Valley
Robin with Spider, Spring 2016
Robin with spider, spring 2016
Purple Finch, Male, Spring 2016
Purple finch, male, spring 2016
Solomon's Seal, Spring 2016
Solomon’s seal, spring 2016
Bee on Apple Blossom, Spring 2016
Bee on apple blossom, spring 2016
Bumble Bee on Lupine, Spring 2016
Bumble bee on lupine, spring 2016
Spring 2016, Gallinger Yard, Ottawa Valley
White trillium, spring 2016, Gallinger Yard, Ottawa Valley
Dandelion Seed, Spring 2016
Dandelion seed, spring 2016
Freeman Maple
Freeman maple, spring 2016
Papilio Canadensis, Spring 2016
Canadian swallowtail (Papilio Canadensis), spring 2016
American Goldfinch, Spring 2016
American goldfinch, spring 2016
Blister Beetle on Honey Locust Tree, Spring 2016
Blister beetle on honey locust tree, spring 2016
Honey Bee on Honey Locust Flower, Spring 2016
Honey bee on honey locust flower, spring 2016
Honey Bee on Honey Locust Flower, Spring 2016
Honey bee on honey locust flower, spring 2016
Eastern bluebird, male, spring 2016
Eastern bluebird, male, spring 2016
Rose Chafers on Honey Locust Flower, Spring 2016
Rose chafers on honey locust flower, spring 2016
Bumble Bee on Spirea, Spring 2016
Bumble bee on spirea, spring 2016
Thread-waisted Wasp on Spirea, Spring 2016
Thread-waisted wasp on spirea, spring 2016
White-throated Sparrow in Freeman Maple, Spring 2016
White-throated sparrow in Freeman maple, spring 2016
Morel (Morchella) May 2016
Morel (Morchella) May 2016
Maple (Acer) blossoms late April 2015
Maple (Acer) blossoms late April 2015
Elderberry blossom about to bloom, May
Elderberry blossom about to bloom, May 2016
Pine Siskins in Maple Branches 2016
Pine siskins in maple branches, spring 2016