Monday, June 23, 2008


Entry, originally uploaded by Ontario Wanderer.

This is the entry way to our 1.23 km labyrinth. The photo below is a satellite shot from Google Earth.


Sunday, June 22, 2008


Dragonfly, originally uploaded by Ontario Wanderer.

Sorry, no ID. Anyone care to give it a try?

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Cleared For Takeoff

Cleared For Takeoff, originally uploaded by Ontario Wanderer.

I suspect that this is a White-faced Meadowhawk (Sympetrum obtrusum) but I did not check closely enough to be certain. Better to let it fly free and unidentified is what I thought.

It did not move at first and then did stay on the finger takeoff runway for 3 or 4 photos before taking off.

Friday, June 06, 2008

Flying Jewel

Flying Jewel, originally uploaded by Ontario Wanderer.

The first Giant Swallowtail (Papilio cresphontes) of the season showed up today along with the first Monarch and the first day of temperatures above 32 C (90 F). I enjoyed the butterflies but not the temperature.

The butterfly moved from some Rue plants, where it had landed, up to a Honeysuckle bush and then posed for about 5 minutes without moving giving me a chance to go back into the house and get my camera.