Today is the 5th day that the temperature has been at or above 30C (86F). Too hot for us northerners! The province is on a total fire ban with about 120 fires currently burning. Fortunately, the closest to us is about 30 km away.
Yesterday I sat on the deck in the shade and enjoyed the sunshine.
I watched this Spruce Beetle for a while. They don't bite, but if they think you are a spruce tree, they will and it hurts. They take a big chunk out.
I think this is a juvenile Pine Grosbeak. If so, they must have laid eggs early. He is pretty scrawny and not street smart yet.Curious little guy!