This spring peeper turned up on our back deck this morning.

I didn’t think we were going to get northern flickers this year—they usually turn up in spring—but this fellow showed up on Canada Day.

Another very small toad found in our backyard this afternoon.

Alliums. (Species/cultivar unknown: they’ve been on the property longer than we have.)

Our apple trees are stubbornly hanging in there, despite shade and limb loss to wind damage. One of them is even putting out blossoms.

The trilliums were in bloom in our yard again this year. Here’s a photo album:

From earlier this week: a female yellow-bellied sapsucker (aka squeeze toy) hunting for insects on the maple tree in our front yard.

These recent photos didn’t turn out so great, but provide interesting information all the same: (1) a red-shouldered hawk about to do a pounce; (2) a pair of wood ducks high in the trees.

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