I believe that pretty bug on the woodpile is a Damselfly -- we just read about them and saw a huge replica at our local park. They're really neat. Great pics, M.http://www.ivyhall.district96.k12.il.us/4TH/KKHP/1INSECTS/damselflyfax.html
Thank you! My son was saying that he thought it might be a damselfly but wasn't sure what the difference was between a damselfly and a dragonfly.
The first duck is either a Mottled or a female Mallard. I thought Mottled but now am leaning towards female Mallard. The two are similar. The second duck is definitely a Muscovy. I think the other ducks are variations of Muscovy or hybrid Muscovies.Mottled DuckMuscovy Duck
The first is definitely female mallard... looks like the ones we have.And you have a blue dasher dragonfly on the florwers:Blue Dasher
Wow, Matilda, gorgeous photos! Thanks for sharing.
Great pics... looks like you got to see a lot of nature on your field trip :-).See you soon!
Lovely pictures, I'd love to know what the incredible purple berries are???
What beautiful pictures!
Thank you for sharing your thoughts and yourself!