Sunday, June 16, 2013

Irvine Nature center

  I am linking up with Mosaic Monday and Our World Tuesday

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Father's Day!

These photos were taken during last weekend's walk at the Irvine Nature Center. I have been there a few times with my bird club on walks and with my hubby. It has woodlands, fields and a marshy area.

A couple of my other posts on our visit to the Irvine Nature Center Le Contes-Sparrow and Birding Irvine Nature Center



Our walk at the nature center took us past the wigwam and the firepit. We also saw a lot of the Cabbage White Butterflies.







I loved walking along the trail next to the wildflowers. They were a bright cheery spot on the field. Do flowers make you happy and smile?






I am pretty sure this is an Eastern Wood-Pewee.

Seeing the Eastern Bluebirds is always a treat for me, they are one of my favorites. We also saw a lot of tree swallows and the Eastern Wood Pewee. I hope you enjoyed going on my walk and seeing the birds and wildflowers.


I hope you enjoyed my post and photos. Thanks for visiting my blog and post. I always appreciate your comments.
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 Thanks to our host: Mary our host of Mosaic Monday and to the hosting group of Our World Tuesday: Arija, Gattina, Lady Fi, Sylvia, Sandy and Jennifer.  I wish everyone a happy week!

73 comments:

Rajesh said...

Beautiful place to spend time among nature: flowers, butterflies, birds.

Celeste said...

My goodness, what a riot of colourful blossoms, no wonder you were smiling, I would be too. Beautiful bluebird too.

EG CameraGirl said...

Amazing how many flowers are in bloom there right now! I love the bluebird photos.

I'm still so new to birding that I have to check and recheck my bird books every time I photograph a flycatcher. It's frustrating but I guess I'll finally get it someday. :))

Phil said...

I like your striking white theme today Eileen. The bluebird shots are super, as is the pewee but I can't help with the ID except to say I'm sure you are correct. Have a great week ahead and don't work too hard but save some energy for birding.

Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Eileen
A beautiful field of wildflowers, and it does give me a happy feeling looking at them. I've noticed there are so many daisies blooming in the fields here right now and I love seeing them.
So many cabbage whites at once! Thanks for sharing your walk.
Judith

TexWisGirl said...

love the daisies!! and a good bunch of bug catchers, too!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I always love seeing the variety of birds you see but today my favorite photos are the flowers! They really do make me happy! I wish I had a big bouquet of daisies! Enjoy your day!

Jemma said...

Eileen,
So enjoyed this walk-about. These Eastern Bluebirds are darling-such a delightful hue of blue. Oh and the flowers, oh yes, they make me very happy!
Jemma

Bob Bushell said...

Must have been lovely the places that you visit. Love them all.

Debbie said...

WoW eileen, so much beauty today!!

the fields of flowers are breathtaking as are the cabbage whites. they sure are abundant right now and what a love they have for mud!!

awesome birds shots, impossible to pick a favorite!!

i hope you had a wonderful sunday!!

Pam =) said...

Hi Eileen- I love those fields of white and happy yellow daisies- my all time favorite flower.
Those bluebirds are incredibly sweet.
What a wonderful treat you gave us today.

Poppy said...

Hi Eileen,

What a gorgeous variety of sights! Had never heard of Cabbage White butterflies - the name suits them perfectly!! And yes, OF COURSE flowers make me happy and I smile quietly in their precious presence! Daisies, especially are always cheery charmers!

Poppy

DIMI said...

Wow Eileen,these are wonderful pictures!!!And all those beautiful flowers in the fields!!!Great shots!!!I love those blue birds!!!Have a lovely week!!
Dimi..

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Thanks for sharing your walk - so many pretty things to see. Pretty flowers do make me smile/happy. For someone who likes flowers as much as I do, I know little to nothing about them. Your header is so pretty!
Thanks for stopping by and nice comment.

Lynne said...

Such a treat to follow you Eileen . . .

Julie G. said...

Eileen, thanks for taking us on a walk through the nature center with you. So many lovely sights to see! Gorgeous wildflower images! Bluebirds are such a delight. This post is a feast for the eyes!

Irene said...

Wondeful shots ... really a great place to visit.

Wish you a great new week, Eileen

Irene :)

Happyone said...

What a beautiful place. Love all those daisies.

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

beautiful butterflies. always a fan of them. ( :

love the flowers too.

Linda Gross said...

Thank you for sharing your walk with us. Pretty birds and flowers for sure!

Life Images by Jill said...

these little birds are so lovely Eileen. And yes, flowers make me happy, and spring wildflower time is my favourite time of year - although our wildflowers are nothing like yours!
Have a wonderful week.

Frank said...

Super post Eileen. The wildflower meadows are stunning and way, way ahead of ours over here.
Have a great week.

Tammy said...

What a great walk! I love wildflowers~they are always a delightful sight! Great shots of the beautiful Bluebirds:) Hope you have a great week too!

magiceye said...

Pretty flowers and birds beautifully captured

Carole M. said...

a lovely place to visit and you got some wonderful photos Eileen. So you have those white cabbage moths too; they love my nasturtiums at the moment! I give up; I don't like using sprays so figure it's food for the magpies, they generally come and check for them. I wonder if those you photographed were down there drinking water???

Brian King said...

The wildflowers are gorgeous! I miss seeing bluebirds. Your shots are awesome!

pattisjarrett said...

I do love walking "with" you, seeing the flowers and birds. All smiles here! I need to get some daisies for the garden before it is too late.

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Eillen Wonderful walk surrounded by fabulous wild flowers and the blue bird takes the biscuit!

Margaret

Stewart M said...

Those flower meadows are great - remarkable to think that most grasslands used to look like this.

Stewart M - Melbourne

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Eileen
Thank you for your birthday best wishes!

I love daisies and your wonderful bird photos always make me smile :)

Gattina said...

They look a bit strange these pale green butterflies ! Love the wild flowers and you are lucky to see so many colorful birds. We have sparrows around and sometimes a robin if I am lucky.

DeniseinVA said...

Flowers always make me smile and so do your posts with all its pretty birds. Thanks Eileen :)

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Marvelous photos of this special place, the birds and flowers. Great !

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

What a beautiful post!!Love the birds!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Hugs,
Deb

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Looks like there's much to offer for the nature lover. :)

beyondwandering.com said...

Beautiful flowers, butterflies and that Eastern wood-pewee!

sandy said...

Beautiful flowers and birds! And yes, they both make me smile! I also love the butterflies dancing above the mud! Have a wonderful week!

Lorrie said...

What a beautiful walk. Thanks for taking us along. Wildflowers are so graceful in the meadow and yes, flowers do make me happy. Your bird photos are always stunning.

ladyfi said...

Wonderful shots - those butterflies are delightful!

Montanagirl said...

What a great place to nature, birds, and butterflies! Very nice collection of photos!!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

That wigwam is really neat! And such pretty wildflowers! They always make me smile :)

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Those wildflowers are just lovely and the birds ever sweet. I have never seen some of the birds that you share and so that is such fun!

debra @ HOMESPUN said...

Sweet little bluebirds ( and all...and how you manage to capture them so well I do not know but I am glad that you do! :)

Gary said...

Beautiful, especially on the cabbage whites!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

mick said...

Yes, the flowers would make me smile - and your photos of them do also!

Birgitta said...

Such beautiful and great summer photos!

me (maria) said...

Amazing photos!!
I love them all!
Have a great week!

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Very nice pictures.. A greeting

Fun60 said...

Flowers like that would definitely make me smile.

Leovi said...

Nice place, exquisite photos and bright, beautiful flowers and birds ...!

Steve Borichevsky said...

This is a great group of late spring pictures. Good job with the Peewee.

Veronica Roth said...

Hi Eileen. I love, LOVE your wildflower and bird photos. At my cabin I'm trying to grow as many wildflowers as I can and am having a terrific amount of luck. It's amazing how many wildflowers there are that are available and thrive in the semi-arid area where my cabin is. :) Lovely visiting with you today. I hope you have a wonderful week. :)

Photo Cache said...

field of flowers is just delightful.

Carver said...

The flowers, birds and butterflies all make me smile. Great shots.

Eden Hills said...

Wonderful flowers and birds. That would be a beautiful place to take a walk.

sylvia kirkwood said...

Love the fields of flowers and such beautiful birds!! Great post for the day as always, Eileen! Hope you have a great week!

Art and Sand said...

Thank you for the wonderful birds and beautiful flowers.

We watched a dove fly back and forth to our yucca tree all afternoon creating a house for her babies.

It is way too tall for us to get any photos, but it would be fun to see.

yonca said...

Beautiful flowers Eileen!Can't stop looking at them. Love nature pics. They make me feel happy&relax.
Have a wonderful day!

Beppan said...

A beautiful place - and nice photos! That Bluebird - what a fantastic colour!

Marcia said...

That's a lovely place. I recognize the name but can't remember where it is.

Amy Burzese said...

Those wildflowers are simply beautiful. Aren't blue birds pretty? Love them.

My Little Home and Garden said...

I love the floral collages and the fabulous bluebirds! I would be quite happy if they decided to spend some time in my area, Eileen!

-Karen

Vilt og vakkert said...

Heisann!

Ohh...here our garden flowers grow wild, wonderful ;:OD)

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

Beautiful,fantastic pics!I love the blue birds& the daisies make me smile,too! :)

Jannibele said...

As always, beautiful and inspiring photos and words in you post. I love the field og daisies and corcade flowers!

NatureFootstep said...

great shots of the Cabbage White. They are not that easy to catch. :) And all yoru lovely birds. You celebrate Fathers day now? We have it in November.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I love your walks Eileen! I don't think I've ever seen peewee...and definitely have not seen enough bluebirds.! Thanks for sharing them.

There were black-eyed Susans and red paintbrush growing on the median strips as we drove today (we're in Texas) and yes, they definitely made me smile!

The Furry Gnome said...

Spectacular pictures! I love a walk in a meadow at this time of year, with all the daisies, hawkweed, buttercups and goat'sbeard in bloom.

Heather said...

Love the fields of flowers and birds!

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eilleen,
Wow, what stunningly Beautiful pictures♡♡♡ They did sooth my mind this morning, my friend.
I'm taking off to visit my father today and finally motivated to visit friends...; haven't checked dashboard much. (^^;)

Maria said...

Mine, I have to visit this place, what a wonder!

Beth Lacey Gill said...

These are gorgeous shots, Elieen! Thanks so much for visiting and for sharing the beauty of Irvine with others. See you on your next visit, Beth Lacey (Irvine's Marketing Director)

Amazing wonders in my life said...

Pics are so colourful...

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