Tag Archives: alberta

Mexican Bluewing Butterfly

Mexican Bluewing (Myscelia ethusa)

The Mexican Bluewing (Myscelia ethusa) butterfly is normally found from Mexico to South America. This particular specimen was a captive in a butterfly house near Edmonton, AB Canada that we visited.


Mallard Duck

Mallard closeup

The Mallard (anas platyrhynchos) is one of the most common and widely recognized ducks in North America.


House Finch

House or Purple Finch?

This photograph of a House Finch (haemorhous mexicanus) was taken in my yard in St. Albert, Alberta. This is farther north than this species has typically been observed until fairly recently, but it may be mistaken for a Purple Finch which looks very similar.


The Squirrel Stole My Trail Snack

Photo taken on a trail near Moraine Lake, Banff National Park, in 2009.

Rockies 2009