MacGregor Point Provincial Park
The night had arrived with a meteor like sunset through a thin slit in the clouds. It didn’t rain overnight though and there were no threatened storms or high winds so sleeping in the tent was rather pleasant and I awoke to the sound of robins and other creatures nearby my tent.
Robin (Turdus migratorius)
Yellow-Shafted Flicker, Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)
In the fresh air of the morning, I was able to wander around the more or less deserted campground without disturbing anyone as I got in close to the various flowers and insects. Prior to the May long weekend, it is great to be camping in the provincial parks. No line-ups for anything.
Dwarf Lake Iris (Iris lacustris) is designated as a Threatened species throughout its range.
Fringed Gaywings (Polygala paucifolia)
Sand cherry blossoms (Prunus pumila)
Marsh Marigold (Caltha palustris)
Forget-me-nots (myosotis sp.)
At least one person stopped to wonder why I was on my hands and knees photographing the gravel but hopefully when they saw that the camera was pointing at a small butterfly or a dragonfly they worried a little less about my sanity.
Spring Azure (Celastrina ladon)
Great Egret, Great White Egret (Ardea alba)
Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis)
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)
Yellow Lady Slipper, Yellow Moccasin Flower (Cypripedium pubescens)
Canada Goose and goslings