Recent Views, flora and fauna edition

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Lots of red admiral butterflies in our backyard:

A goose family at our local park:

A toad tromping through our backyard:

The Great Cicadapocalypse has begun here in Illinois, and here’s one of many molting cicadas on our maple tree:

Our lilac bush is so vibrant for such a short time:

A marigold in our backyard garden area: