“Canadian Wild Flowers” (1868) was one of the first serious botanical works about nature and plant species in Canada 🇨🇦
Offering many beautiful lithographs of the wildflowers found in this country, this pictorial work written by Catharine Parr Traill & illustrated by Agnes Chamberlin, was a notable accomplishment for women at a time when we were largely unwelcome in a male-dominated scientific world. – The entire book is in the Public Domain and free to view online through the BHL digital library portal, with thanks to the Canadian Museum of Nature: HERE
A dose of art and the beauty of nature might help take our minds off the chaos currently taking hold of our world, if only for a little while. Stay safe, everyone.
We still have a lot of snow, but it’s almost mid-March, and thankfully it’s starting to melt. 🙂
With the glorious weather we’re experiencing, I thought I’d snap a few photos of a nest a pair of Robins built last year.
It’s in the hydrangea bush along our front porch, and once the foliage grows, you can’t even tell the nest or the robins are there, except when they fly back and forth with food for their babies.
I do hope when the Robins return, which should be in a few weeks depending on the weather, they’ll reclaim the nest and take up residence so I can enjoy watching them once again.
We were lucky to see this magnificent Barred Owl, yesterday.
It was sitting on the fence, keeping a keen eye on several Ravens, Crows, and Blue Jays who began to gather in the tree above. They were all squawking furiously at him!🦉
Apparently, Corvids don’t like Owls very much, and after witnessing this, I imagine the feeling is mutual.
It’s lucky for me they don’t like one another!
If they weren’t squawking at the owl, I wouldn’t have known it was there. 🙂