Saturday we did some exploring in the park and went up to Southampton to visit with John & Joanne. There house is to say the least torn apart inside but the rebuilding is getting underway. It will be quite nice and a real change when it is finished. We went out to Duffy's for a fish supper and visited with them for the evening.
Sunday I spent time exploring around our campground area and getting some nature photos. I was lucky enough to spend time with a Flycatcher that was very busy building her nest. What an amazing and large undertaking it is for such a small bird. She seemed oblivious to my presence as I watched her work away at collecting material and adding it to the nest. After leaving the park we headed to Inverhuron to visit with Duncan's brother Rod who has rented a cottage there. The weather did a real change late Sunday morning. It had been hot and humid and by the time we headed out it was only nine degrees. Will the warm weather ever come to stay? We had a relaxing week-end and I look forward to our next trip up there.
I helped this fella across the road so it wouldn't get run over
The Lady Slippers are in bloom all over the park
Filling his cheeks with treats he's finding
We listened to this flicker sing all weekend but this was the best I could get
Pitcher Plants are in bloom
Hiding on the woods but keeping an eye on us
This one is molting its winter coat
Crossing the road to get away as I was following
it at the edge of the woods
I love the new park store sign.
All parks should use nice signs like this
Saturday evening sunset over Lake Huron
SIGHTS DOWN AT THE MARSH
A dragonfly at the bird blind
Lovely little flowers after a rain shower
Water Lilies at the edge of the marsh
A male Common Bluetail Damselfly
An Eastern Kingbird posing.....
A family outing of Canada Geese
A WALK AROUND OUR CAMPGROUND
Massive growth on a mostly dead tree
I've got an itch, female Purple Finch
I love the variegated leaves and it just about to bloom
Do you like my hairdo??
One of the caterpillars from the many tents on the trees
A tree's natural caterpillar.............
New life on an old stump. Almost looks like fall
Red-eyed Vireo singing its song
MRS. FLYCATCHER BUILDING HER NEST
Out on there Sunday evening courting night.
We passed them on our drive home near Inverhuron