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More Signs of Spring

Today was of day of sun and cloud and the occasional droplet. But what was most notable – to me at least – was the appearance of long awaited birds and bees – ok a bee.

The arrival of Cathartes aura (the turkey vulture) is one of the signs of spring on Pender Island.

As is the Bombus ternarius (orange-belted bumblebee) foraging in the flowering Lamium purpureum (purple dead-nettle).

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