And after this, Mrs P joined some other ladies to arrange the flowers for the wedding in the church. A good time was had by all.
|In answer to that age old question "do bears poo in the woods?". Yes, they do. And this looked like a fresh pile.|
|There were lots and lots of these fluttering on the edges of the woodland. After our previous walk I had identified them as European Swallowtails, Duh. They are, more correctly, Canadian Tiger Swallowtails.|
|The adults emerge at the end of May/early June which was very convenient for our visit. The adults feed on nectar whilst the caterpillars feed on birch leaves, of which there is an abundance in these parts.|
|Looking up the Eagle River, across the gravel beds, towards mountains in the Shugach Range.|
|Looking across Dew Mound Lake, the highest and halfway point of our hike. Secluded and tranquil.|
|Six of the eight ducklings trailing behind a male Teal. I just could not get them to cooperate and cluster together so I could get a good shot of all of them.|