Great Spangled Fritillaries are common and conspicuous, found in the northern and central U.S. and southern Canada. They are seen in meadow a nd field areas. These fritillary are large with prominent silver spots on underside of hindwing. They feed milkweeds and thistle. The caterpillars eat the leaves of violets.


The Ash-throated Flycatcher can be found in dry arid habitats in the Western part of the U.S. and Mexico, including deserts and woodlands. This flycatcher is the most widespread and common in the west. They are perching birds seen on branches, vegetation, or wires while hunting. They nest in holes in trees or will use manmade nest boxes.… Read More A FLYCATCHER


Great Blue Herons are found in various water places such as rivers, swamps, inlets, marshes, ponds, or the ocean. They are the largest wading bird in North America that feeds on fish. I took this photo back in the Spring.