Dale Nordal spotted this butterfly in his Langley City backyard. (Dale Nordal/Special to the Langley Advance)

PHOTOS: So many of entries from Langley readers sharing their ‘Wildlife in our Backyard’ photos

Announcement of winner delayed only because of volume of entries. Stay tuned…

It’s judging time.

Langley Advance readers were invited to share their best ‘Wildlife in our Backyard’ pictures, like these squirrel photos shared by Jennie Jones. Well share they did. We received more than 200 submissions, and among them there are some incredible pictures, said editor Roxanne Hooper.

By sharing their photographs, they are automatically entered to win a $60 gift card to Me ‘n’ Eds Pizza.

Cutoff for entries has now passed, and all the pictures (that were in focus) have now been shared (here) online.Some will also be published in print.

The contest was limited to photos taken in Langley.

Originally, the Langley Advance intended to announce the winner online on Friday, July 27, 2018, but they received so many submissions, that we need a few more days to judge all the fabulous pictures.

We’re hoping to have the winner announced Tuesday, July 31. Please be patient and stay tuned.

Take a look through all the images, and tell us which ones you like best.

 

Janet Olsen submitted this butterfly picture, captured in her Willoughby backyard. (Janet Olsen/Special to the Langley Advance)

A little ladybug hard at work getting rid of aphids on Karen Chmara’s lavender and strawberries in her Langley City backyard. (Karen Chmara/Special to the Langley Advance)

Walnut Grove’s Michelle Tan captured this picture in her backyard, literally. (Michelle Tan photo/Special to the Langley Advance)

Pieta Du Crocq took these pictures in the front yard of their Langley City property. (Special to the Langley Advance)

Three Junco hatchlings was taken by Robyn Vanderven in her Aldergrove backyard. (Special to the Langley Advance)

This butterfly landed on a peony in Nadine Robert’s Salmon River area yard back in mid-June. (Special to the Langley Advance)

Gerald Grimshaw moved to Langley in 2002, and said his backyard is like a jungle since they arrived. They have as many as nine raccoons at a time, opossums, and hundreds of squirrels that also call their place home. He says three of the squirrels have head injuries, one was so bad that he staggered and fell all over the place. But today, Grimshaw said, “He has recovered and is almost as good as new.” (Special to the Langley Advance)

Breanna Woodward spotted this duck and its ducklings waddling across the parking lot of the Langley Golf Centre on 216th Street. (Special to the Langley Advance)

Breanna Woodward caught these geese feasting at Derby Reach Regional Park. (Special to the Langley Advance)

It was feasting time for birds and squirrels alike at Campbell Valley Regional Park while Langley’s Breanna Woodward was there. (Special to the Langley Advance)

It was feasting time for birds and squirrels alike at Campbell Valley Regional Park while Langley’s Breanna Woodward was there. (Special to the Langley Advance)

It was feasting time for birds and squirrels alike at Campbell Valley Regional Park while Langley’s Breanna Woodward was there. (Special to the Langley Advance)

It was feasting time for birds and squirrels alike at Campbell Valley Regional Park while Langley’s Breanna Woodward was there. (Special to the Langley Advance)

It was feasting time for birds and squirrels alike at Campbell Valley Regional Park while Langley’s Breanna Woodward was there. (Special to the Langley Advance)

Jackie Beveridge snapped a variety of wildlife shots in her front and backyards in Brookswood, either with her SLR or camera phone. They include her favourite, the Douglas squirrels, a random garter snake she saved from a crow, and a young barred owl that hangs out around the ravine near their home. (Special to the Langley Advance)

Jackie Beveridge snapped a variety of wildlife shots in her front and backyards in Brookswood, either with her SLR or camera phone. They include her favourite, the Douglas squirrels, a random garter snake she saved from a crow, and a young barred owl that hangs out around the ravine near their home. (Special to the Langley Advance)

Jackie Beveridge snapped a variety of wildlife shots in her front and backyards in Brookswood, either with her SLR or camera phone. They include her favourite, the Douglas squirrels, a random garter snake she saved from a crow, and a young barred owl that hangs out around the ravine near their home. (Special to the Langley Advance)

Jackie Beveridge snapped a variety of wildlife shots in her front and backyards in Brookswood, either with her SLR or camera phone. They include her favourite, the Douglas squirrels, a random garter snake she saved from a crow, and a young barred owl that hangs out around the ravine near their home. (Special to the Langley Advance)

Jackie Beveridge snapped a variety of wildlife shots in her front and backyards in Brookswood, either with her SLR or camera phone. They include her favourite, the Douglas squirrels, a random garter snake she saved from a crow, and a young barred owl that hangs out around the ravine near their home. (Special to the Langley Advance)

Keri Gilleard spotted a pair of woodpeckers hanging around outside their Walnut Grove home, near 90th Avenue and 208th Street, on Canada Day. (Special to the Langley Advance)

Keri Gilleard spotted a pair of woodpeckers hanging around outside their Walnut Grove home, near 90th Avenue and 208th Street, on Canada Day. (Special to the Langley Advance)

Lucy Nickel spotted this hummingbird looking for nectar on July 4 in the Mossey Estates area of Langley. (Special to the Langley Advance)

Carmen Braun shares a number of wildlife images with us, including birds she’s spotted in Campbell Valley Regional Park. (Special to the Langley Advance)

This eagle, spotted in Brookswood, seems equally as curious about the picture-taker as the photographer, Carmen Braun, is about him. (Special to the Langley Advance)

These deer were spotted and captured on camera in Aldergrove by Carmen Braun. (Special to the Langley Advance)

Christina Treleaven shares this photo of an owl, with at least ents (J. R. R. Tolkiens fantasy world ‘s Middle-earth creatures who closely resemble trees) taken in the woods just southwest of the Brydon Lagoon early last summer. It’s described as “an amazing photo where the face appearing in the tree over the left shoulder of the owl appears to be guarding and protecting the owl, the other ent, below and to the right side of the owl seems to be more cat like.” (Special to the Langley Advance)

Carmen Braun shares a number of wildlife images with us, including birds she’s spotted in Campbell Valley Regional Park. (Special to the Langley Advance)

This goose was spotted lounging at a pond in Brookswood by amateur photographer Carmen Braun. (Special to the Langley Advance)

Laurie Wilson of Langley has pictures of one apparently lost duck and a parade of geese in the pond. (Special to the Langley Advance)

Laurie Wilson of Langley has pictures of one apparently lost duck and a parade of geese in the pond. (Special to the Langley Advance)

Tanya Henton captured all these wildlife pictures in the backyard of her Langley City home. (Special to the Langley Advance)

Tanya Henton captured all these wildlife pictures in the backyard of her Langley City home. (Special to the Langley Advance)

Tanya Henton captured all these wildlife pictures in the backyard of her Langley City home. (Special to the Langley Advance)

Tanya Henton captured all these wildlife pictures in the backyard of her Langley City home. (Special to the Langley Advance)

Tanya Henton captured all these wildlife pictures in the backyard of her Langley City home. (Special to the Langley Advance)

These same two butterflies have been hanging around Kat Winter’s backyard in Murrayville for “some time now, and like to come up and say ‘hey.” (Special to the Langley Advance)

Anders Johansen discovered this “very well fed” squirrel in Campbell Valley Regional Park. (Special to the Langley Advance)

Anders Johansen shot these deer (with his camera, of course) in the back field of their South Langley home. (Special to the Langley Advance)

Anders Johansen shot these deer (with his camera, of course) in the back field of their South Langley home. (Special to the Langley Advance)

Never know what you’ll find in your greenhouse. South Langley resident Anders Johansen caught this little green frog visiting. (Special to the Langley Advance)

A bird at a Langley pond stood out for Brookswood’s own Carmen Braun. (Special to the Langley Advance)

Lilianne Fuller captured this picture of a dark-eyed junco in her Fernridge backyard. It was feasting on suet. The heavily treed area proves very attractive to birds and other wildlife, she said. (Special to the Langley Advance)

Carmen Braun captured this picture of a duck swimming around in Campbell Valley Regional Park. (Special to the Langley Advance)

In her own Brookswood front yard, Carmen Braun spotted this bee. (Special to the Langley Advance)

Carmen Braun captured this picture of a hawk in Aldergrove. (Special to the Langley Advance)

This bird wintered in Carmen Braun’s Brookswood yard. (Special to the Langley Advance)

A trio of bandits visited Gabrielle Cleeve on Canada Day. They dropped in while she was sitting and reading a book on her deck. (Special to the Langley Advance)

Lucy Nickel of Langley caught a few wildlife pictures in her backyard in Mossey Estates. (Special to the Langley Advance)

Lucy Nickel of Langley caught a few wildlife pictures in her backyard in Mossey Estates. (Special to the Langley Advance)

Jenn Tolonics of Langley has a thing for birds. She caught this picture of a gosling at Derby Reach Regional Park, and the peacock at the Greater Vancouver Zoo in Aldergrove. (Special to the Langley Advance)

Audrey Jansen captured a picture of a bald eagle two winters ago, when there were a couple days of frost along the Fort-to-Fort Trail, just east of Fort Langley. (Special to the Langley Advance)

Lucy Nickel of Langley caught a few wildlife pictures in her backyard in Mossey Estates. (Special to the Langley Advance)

Jenn Tolonics of Langley has a thing for birds. She caught this picture of a gosling at Derby Reach Regional Park, and the peacock at the Greater Vancouver Zoo in Aldergrove. (Special to the Langley Advance)

This chickadee photo was taken by Jesse Saunders in the Campbell Valley Regional Park. (Special to the Langley Advance)

Jesse Saunders took the picture of a birdhouse in the backyard of his former Langley Meadows home. (Special to the Langley Advance)

This picture was taken by Nick Vanderven, after the ice storm this past winter on Dec. 31. It was taken looking south on 24th Avenue between 264th and 256th Street. The photo appears to be black and white, but is actually full colour as you can see a glimpse of green grass beneath the deer. No filters or edits have been made to the photo. It was near noon and the glistening ice was blinding in the bright sunshine, a stunning sight that is only partially captured in this photo. (Special to the Langley Advance)

Denaye Dorge took this bee picture in the backyard of a Walnut Grove home. (Special to the Langley Advance)

This bird was in spotted in a Walnut Grove park by Denaye Dorge, near Gordon Greenwood Elementary. (Special to the Langley Advance)

Soldier beetles were captured on this flower by Christine Duda. (Special to the Langley Advance)

Langley City’s Judy Pohl shared this picture of a deer spotted near Aldor Acres, in the Glen Valley area of Langley. (Special to the Langley Advance)

Thanks to Elizabeth Davis for sharing pictures of this flicker, which showed up at her home in the North Otter area. (Special to the Langley Advance)

Thanks to Elizabeth Davis for sharing pictures of this flicker, which showed up at her home in the North Otter area. (Special to the Langley Advance)

Thanks to our first official entrant, Stanley Lee, 15, who submitted these pictures in Campbell Valley Regional Park and Langley Events Centre. (Special to the Langley Advance)

Thanks to our first official entrant, Stanley Lee, 15, who submitted these pictures in Campbell Valley Regional Park and Langley Events Centre. (Special to the Langley Advance)

Thanks to our first official entrant, Stanley Lee, 15, who submitted these pictures in Campbell Valley Regional Park and Langley Events Centre. (Special to the Langley Advance)

Thanks to our first official entrant, Stanley Lee, 15, who submitted these pictures in Campbell Valley Regional Park and Langley Events Centre. (Special to the Langley Advance)

Thanks to our first official entrant, Stanley Lee, 15, who submitted these pictures in Campbell Valley Regional Park and Langley Events Centre. (Special to the Langley Advance)

(Jennie Jones/Special to the Langley Advance)

(Jennie Jones/Special to the Langley Advance)

(Jennie Jones/Special to the Langley Advance)

A few different critters have been spotted in Tracey McRobbie’s Walnut Grove backyard over time, including this raccoon, a regular hummingbird, and a butterfly apparently passing through. (Tracey McRobbie/Special to the Langley Advance)

It took her several weeks to find out what type of birds were flying back and forth over her house and hanging out in the tall tree across the street from her Brookswood home, but finally Carmen Braun solved the mystery. “They were in constant, shrill, alarm mode call, and suddenly song birds that are always around in our yard, were poof, gone, for weeks,” Braun explained. Finally one landed on the telephone wire in her yard and seh snapped this photo. “Turns out they are Merlins (a falcon species), how cool is that? I observed four of them together on the branch of a tree, but they were too high up to get a shot with my camera, but so cool to watch their interactions with my binoculars. Fascinating to see these birds of prey hanging around, but I hope they don’t take up permanent residence, as I miss my little songbirds. (Carmen Braun/Special to the Langley Advance)

The common phrase, awesome possum, took on a more realistic meaning for Murrayville’s Shauna Frankelson. Her dog was barking “his face off” one night about 11 p.m. She went outside to find this “sweet possum” by her pond. “Yes, I had to pet it.” (Shauna Frankleson/Special to the Langley Advance)

Ronald Grams snapped a few shots of ducks swimming around in Logan Creek, near Duncan Way and Glover Road in Langley City. (Ronald Grams/Special to the Langley Advance)

Ronald Grams snapped a few shots of ducks swimming around in Logan Creek, near Duncan Way and Glover Road in Langley City. (Ronald Grams/Special to the Langley Advance)

Bees, hummingbirds, and rabbits call Paul Garvin’s backyard home in Walnut Grove. (Paul Garvin/Special to the Langley Advance)

Bees, hummingbirds, and rabbits call Paul Garvin’s backyard home in Walnut Grove. (Paul Garvin/Special to the Langley Advance)

Bees, hummingbirds, and rabbits call Paul Garvin’s backyard home in Walnut Grove. (Paul Garvin/Special to the Langley Advance)

Bees, hummingbirds, and rabbits call Paul Garvin’s backyard home in Walnut Grove. (Paul Garvin/Special to the Langley Advance)

Bees, hummingbirds, and rabbits call Paul Garvin’s backyard home in Walnut Grove. (Paul Garvin/Special to the Langley Advance)

Bees, hummingbirds, and rabbits call Paul Garvin’s backyard home in Walnut Grove. (Paul Garvin/Special to the Langley Advance)

Bees, hummingbirds, and rabbits call Paul Garvin’s backyard home in Walnut Grove. (Paul Garvin/Special to the Langley Advance)

Cindy Munn caught this frog picture in her sister’s backyard in Aldergrove. (Cindy Munn/Special to the Langley Advance)

Bob Nystrom caught these pictures of hummingbirds and bees in his backyard, as well as at Sendall Gardens in Langley City. (Bob Nystrom/Special to the Langley Advance)

Bob Nystrom caught these pictures of hummingbirds and bees in his backyard, as well as at Sendall Gardens in Langley City. (Bob Nystrom/Special to the Langley Advance)

Bob Nystrom caught these pictures of hummingbirds and bees in his backyard, as well as at Sendall Gardens in Langley City. (Bob Nystrom/Special to the Langley Advance)

Bob Nystrom caught these pictures of hummingbirds and bees in his backyard, as well as at Sendall Gardens in Langley City. (Bob Nystrom/Special to the Langley Advance)

Campbell Valley Regional Park is home to a lot of frogs, as Colin McQuillan can attest. (Colin McQuillan/Special to the Langley Advance)

An Anna’s hummingbird was spotted in Colin McQuillan’s backyard this past winter, near City Park. (Colin McQuillan/Special to the Langley Advance)

Lauren Costello, six, took a picture of a yellow tiger swallowtail butterfly in the backyard of their family home in the Hyland Creek area of Langley, near The Redwoods Golf Course. (Lauren Costello/Special to the Langley Advance)

Johanna Jordan, age 12, caught the actions of this bumblebee. (Johanna Jordan/Special to the Langley Advance)

Elizabeth Jordan, 10, observed these ducks walking through the neighbour’s yard in the Hyland Creek area of Langley, near The Redwoods Golf Course. (Elizabeth Jordan/Special to the Langley Advance)

Eight-year-old Riley Costello spotted this barred owl in the ravine by a trail leading to Topham Elementary. (Riley Costello/Special to the Langley Advance)

Eight-year-old Riley Costello spotted this barred owl in the ravine by a trail leading to Topham Elementary. (Riley Costello/Special to the Langley Advance)

A bee visited Iris Schurz’s hollyhock in her Langley City home. (Iris Schurz/Special to the Langley Advance)

Black around the necks of these two “twins,” confirmed for Bob and Marjory Vickers that they were baby Eurasian collared doves. “We thought they were mourning doves, until we checked our bird books,” Bob shared. The duo had just left their nest in an oak tree in the backyard of their Walnut Grove home earlier this month, and hung around for a picture. (Bob Vickers/Special to the Langley Advance)

Both of these winged creatures were spotted at Lynn Durnin’s residence in Brookswood, the hummingbird feasting on one of her hanging baskets while the dragonfly took a break in her backyard. (Lynn Durnin/Special to the Langley Advance)

Both of these winged creatures were spotted at Lynn Durnin’s residence in Brookswood, the hummingbird feasting on one of her hanging baskets while the dragonfly took a break in her backyard. (Lynn Durnin/Special to the Langley Advance)

A beautiful butterfly touched down in Diana Teichrieb’s backyard in Brookswood, drawn by the colour of the flowers. (Diana Teichrieb/Special to the Langley Advance)

(Sherrie Stewart/Special to the Langley Advance)

Nancy Goertzen of Walnut Grove spotted this little “unusual looking” squirrel in her backyard. (Nancy Goertzen/Special to the Langley Advance)

Early one morning, this little possum came to visit the bird feeder at Nancy Hunter’s North Otter home. “When he saw us, he scurried up the tree.” (Nancy Hunter/Special to the Langley Advance)

Bird on a wire might have been filmed in Langley, but it wasn’t the inspiration for Dave Courneyea picture of this bird on a wire in his Katsura tree, which is located in the backyard of his Walnut Grove home. (Dave Courneyea/Special to the Langley Advance)

Dave Courneyea captured pictures of a dragonfly in a heavenly bamboo in the backyard of his Walnut Grove home. (Dave Courneyea/Special to the Langley Advance)

Dave Courneyea captured pictures of a dragonfly in a heavenly bamboo in the backyard of his Walnut Grove home. (Dave Courneyea/Special to the Langley Advance)

A mother chickadee in a birdhouse on the shed in Walnut Grove’s Dave Courneyea’s backyard. (Dave Courneyea/Special to the Langley Advance)

Bumblebees sucked nectar from Dave Courneyea’s lithadora, located in the backyard of his Walnut Grove home. (Dave Courneyea/Special to the Langley Advance)

It’s feeding time. (Dave Courneyea/Special to the Langley Advance)

Dave Courneyea found some chickadee eggs in one of their patio planters at their Walnut Grove home. (Dave Courneyea/Special to the Langley Advance)

Dave Courneyea found some chickadee eggs in one of their patio planters at their Walnut Grove home. (Dave Courneyea/Special to the Langley Advance)

Hanging baskets prove popular with the hummingbirds around Dave Courneyea’s Walnut Grove home. (Dave Courneyea/Special to the Langley Advance)

Heard of cat naps, how about bunny naps. This one took a sleep in some lithadora. (Dave Courneyea/Special to the Langley Advance)

Andrea Liske has three hummingbirds who turn up at her feeder daily. “They’re stunning,” she said. (Andrea Liske/Special to the Langley Advance)

These pictures, taken at Campbell Valley Regional Park, were by Patricia Mosselli and her eight-year-old daughter Micaela Garcia. (Special to the Langley Advance)

These pictures, taken at Campbell Valley Regional Park, were by Patricia Mosselli and her eight-year-old daughter Micaela Garcia. (Special to the Langley Advance)

These pictures, taken at Campbell Valley Regional Park, were by Patricia Mosselli and her eight-year-old daughter Micaela Garcia. (Special to the Langley Advance)

These pictures, taken at Campbell Valley Regional Park, were by Patricia Mosselli and her eight-year-old daughter Micaela Garcia. (Special to the Langley Advance)

Kristie Kostyshin caught this upclose of a bunny in her Murrayville neighbourhood. (Kristie Kostyshin/Special to the Langley Advance)

Sharon Vose lives in South Langley, and spotted this butterfly in her backyard recently. (Sharon Vose/Special to the Langley Advance)

Trudy DeVries lives in Langley city, and is visited regularly by hummingbirds. She set up a tripod to help her capture the fast moving nectar seekers, as well as a hawk that landed on one of her lawn chairs. (Trudy DeVries/Special to the Langley Advance)

Trudy DeVries lives in Langley city, and is visited regularly by hummingbirds. She set up a tripod to help her capture the fast moving nectar seekers, as well as a hawk that landed on one of her lawn chairs. (Trudy DeVries/Special to the Langley Advance)

Trudy DeVries lives in Langley city, and is visited regularly by hummingbirds. She set up a tripod to help her capture the fast moving nectar seekers, as well as a hawk that landed on one of her lawn chairs. (Trudy DeVries/Special to the Langley Advance)

Brian Stablyk caught a picture of this butterfly in the backyard of his Brookswood home. (Brian Stablyk/Special to the Langley Advance)

Brenda Nelson shared this picture, which holds special meaning to her. The lime green and blue dragonfly became caught in the net of my children’s trampoline recently. She managed to free him after taking the picture. “Sadly my 12 year old son passed away and ironically his favourite colours were lime green and aqua blue. I took this as a sign from him,” she said. (Brenda Nelson/Special to the Langley Advance)

Jennie Jones captured a variety of wildlife in Campbell Valley Regional Park, including a frog, squirrel, and chickadee. (Jennie Jones/Special to the Langley Advance)

Jennie Jones captured a variety of wildlife in Campbell Valley Regional Park, including a frog, squirrel, and chickadee. (Jennie Jones/Special to the Langley Advance)

Jennie Jones captured a variety of wildlife in Campbell Valley Regional Park, including a frog, squirrel, and chickadee. (Jennie Jones/Special to the Langley Advance)

Sherry Watkinson captured mama duck and ducklings hoofing it around Brydon Lagoon. (Sherry Watkinson/Special to the Langley Advance)

Anngela Bayer took pictures of nectar loving creatures, namely butterflies, dragonflies, and hummingbirds, in the backyard of her Brookswood home ner 44th Avenue and 200th Street. (Anngela Bayer/Special to the Langley Advance)

Anngela Bayer took pictures of nectar loving creatures, namely butterflies, dragonflies, and hummingbirds, in the backyard of her Brookswood home ner 44th Avenue and 200th Street. (Anngela Bayer/Special to the Langley Advance)

Anngela Bayer took pictures of nectar loving creatures, namely butterflies, dragonflies, and hummingbirds, in the backyard of her Brookswood home ner 44th Avenue and 200th Street. (Anngela Bayer/Special to the Langley Advance)

Anngela Bayer took pictures of nectar loving creatures, namely butterflies, dragonflies, and hummingbirds, in the backyard of her Brookswood home ner 44th Avenue and 200th Street. (Anngela Bayer/Special to the Langley Advance)

A black-headed grosbeak spotted in Campbell Valley Regional Park. (Carmen Braun/Special to the Langley Advance)

This frog was discovered in Aldergrove Regional Park. (Carmen Braun/Special to the Langley Advance)

A mama duck and her ducklings were seen swimming around Brydon Lagoon. (Carmen Braun/Special to the Langley Advance)

A baby stellar jay was captured (by camera only) in the photographer’s Brookswood backyard. (Carmen Braun/Special to the Langley Advance)

This blue heron was spotted in a field off 53rd Avenue around 202nd Street. (Carmen Braun/Special to the Langley Advance)

Trudy DeVries lives in Langley city, and is visited regularly by hummingbirds. She set up a tripod to help her capture the fast moving nectar seekers, as well as a hawk that landed on one of her lawn chairs. (Trudy DeVries/Special to the Langley Advance)

Trudy DeVries lives in the RiverWynde townhouses, and took this picture directly behind her home, which backs on to the Nicomekl River. She is “constantly amazed” that she sees deer in their backyard almost daily. “At this time of the year, we often see the little fawns, sometimes chasing the rabbits around the grassy areas.” She noted the mother deer watched them play while she “non-chalantly chews on the leaves from a nearby tree, or our flowering plants.” (Trudy DeVries/Special to the Langley Advance)

Trudy DeVrie said her camera is never too far away, and it paid dividends recently. She was in her kitchen and heard a loud thump above her. “I glanced warily up at the ceiling and was shocked to see a female wood duck sitting right on our skylight. I always keep my camera close by, so I quickly grabbed it while the adrenaline subsided and took this photo. (Trudy DeVries/Special to the Langley Advance)

Bees, hummingbirds, and rabbits call Paul Garvin’s backyard home in Walnut Grove. (Paul Garvin/Special to the Langley Advance)

A dragonfly spotted in a Brookswood backyard. (Carmen Braun/Special to the Langley Advance)

Single-family housing is still somewhat affordable in Langley, and in particular in Hope Woodhead’s backyard, where a number of birds have set up residence in her Walnut Grove backyard. (Hope Woodhead/Special to the Langley Advance)

A pair of owls look over the fish pond in Ernie and Edie Wah’s Fernridge backyard. (Ernie Wah/Special to the Langley Advance)

A resident of Langley for 26 years, Loretta Filer captured hummingbird pictures in her Murrayville backyard. (Loretta Filer/Special to the Langley Advance)

A resident of Langley for 26 years, Loretta Filer captured hummingbird pictures in her Murrayville backyard. (Loretta Filer/Special to the Langley Advance)

Flowers in Terry England’s front garden in Walnut Grove served as tasty munchies for this bunny. (Terry England/Special to the Langley Advance)

Markus Van Dyke chedked out a “beautiful” turtle (believed to be a pond turtle) that layed eggs along the side of their North Aldergrove driveway. (Deanna Van Dyke/Special to the Langley Advance)

Markus Van Dyke chedked out a “beautiful” turtle (believed to be a pond turtle) that layed eggs along the side of their North Aldergrove driveway. (Deanna Van Dyke/Special to the Langley Advance)

A busy bee collected pollen from an echinacea flower in Veronique Kolisnyk’s Walnut Grove front yard. (Veronique Kolisnyk/Special to the Langley Advance)

A lean-to on Peter Massey’s Murrayville shed has become a regular birthing place for local birds. This summer, the nest was used by both robins and starlings. (Peter Massey/Special to the Langley Advance)

A lean-to on Peter Massey’s Murrayville shed has become a regular birthing place for local birds. This summer, the nest was used by both robins and starlings. (Peter Massey/Special to the Langley Advance)

Perennials in Katherine Woodrow’s backyard in the Forest Hills area of Walnut Grove attract a variety of wildlife, including this bird. (Katherine Woodrow/Special to the Langley Advance)

Susan Beugelink discovered wildlife in her Walnut Grove backyard recetly in the form of a dragonfly. (Susan Beugelink/Special to the Langley Advance)

Gloria Dreyer has a family of raccoons that visit their Brooksw0od-Fernridge home often. In this case, they’re atop a 30-foot tall tree in their backyard. Now, who really has the view? (Gloria Dreyer/Special to the Langley Advance)

A butterfly bush in Kat Winter’s Murrayville yard is doing it’s job. It’s attracting the stunning insects. “The same two butterflies, who hang out in our yard together (they must be in love)” just keep visiting. (Kat Winters/Special to the Langley Advance)

A butterfly bush in Kat Winter’s Murrayville yard is doing it’s job. It’s attracting the stunning insects. “The same two butterflies, who hang out in our yard together (they must be in love)” just keep visiting. (Kat Winters/Special to the Langley Advance)

Lisa Vanderven captured this picture of a hummingbird seeking nectar in her Aldergrove backyard. (Lisa Vanderven/Special to the Langley Advance)

A few different critters have been spotted in Tracey McRobbie’s Walnut Grove backyard over time, including this raccoon, a regular hummingbird, and a butterfly apparently passing through. (Tracey McRobbie/Special to the Langley Advance)

A few different critters have been spotted in Tracey McRobbie’s Walnut Grove backyard over time, including this raccoon, a regular hummingbird, and a butterfly apparently passing through. (Tracey McRobbie/Special to the Langley Advance)

Mary Rossnagel discovers a number of critters alive and well on her back deck, including a squirrel foraging for food, a hummingbird visting one of their three feeders in their yard, and a barred owl they’ve named Hagrid, who visits their backyard pond for fish. (Mary Rossnagel/Special to the Langley Advance)

Mary Rossnagel discovers a number of critters alive and well on her back deck, including a squirrel foraging for food, a hummingbird visting one of their three feeders in their yard, and a barred owl they’ve named Hagrid, who visits their backyard pond for fish. (Mary Rossnagel/Special to the Langley Advance)

Mary Rossnagel discovers a number of critters alive and well on her back deck, including a squirrel foraging for food, a hummingbird visting one of their three feeders in their yard, and a barred owl they’ve named Hagrid, who visits their backyard pond for fish. (Mary Rossnagel/Special to the Langley Advance)

All these pictures were taken by Judy Bonneteau in the backyard of her Murrayville home, including pictures of Cottontail bunnies, Anna’s and ruby throated hummingbirds, Northern Flickers, a Junco, chickadees, downy and pileated woodpeckers, a garter snake, an evening grosbeak, a tree frog, butterflies, and some white crowned sparrows. . (Judy Bonneteau/Special to the Langley Advance)

All these pictures were taken by Judy Bonneteau in the backyard of her Murrayville home, including pictures of Cottontail bunnies, Anna’s and ruby throated hummingbirds, Northern Flickers, a Junco, chickadees, downy and pileated woodpeckers, a garter snake, an evening grosbeak, a tree frog, butterflies, and some white crowned sparrows. . (Judy Bonneteau/Special to the Langley Advance)

All these pictures were taken by Judy Bonneteau in the backyard of her Murrayville home, including pictures of Cottontail bunnies, Anna’s and ruby throated hummingbirds, Northern Flickers, a Junco, chickadees, downy and pileated woodpeckers, a garter snake, an evening grosbeak, a tree frog, butterflies, and some white crowned sparrows. . (Judy Bonneteau/Special to the Langley Advance)

All these pictures were taken by Judy Bonneteau in the backyard of her Murrayville home, including pictures of Cottontail bunnies, Anna’s and ruby throated hummingbirds, Northern Flickers, a Junco, chickadees, downy and pileated woodpeckers, a garter snake, an evening grosbeak, a tree frog, butterflies, and some white crowned sparrows. . (Judy Bonneteau/Special to the Langley Advance)

All these pictures were taken by Judy Bonneteau in the backyard of her Murrayville home, including pictures of Cottontail bunnies, Anna’s and ruby throated hummingbirds, Northern Flickers, a Junco, chickadees, downy and pileated woodpeckers, a garter snake, an evening grosbeak, a tree frog, butterflies, and some white crowned sparrows. . (Judy Bonneteau/Special to the Langley Advance)

All these pictures were taken by Judy Bonneteau in the backyard of her Murrayville home, including pictures of Cottontail bunnies, Anna’s and ruby throated hummingbirds, Northern Flickers, a Junco, chickadees, downy and pileated woodpeckers, a garter snake, an evening grosbeak, a tree frog, butterflies, and some white crowned sparrows. . (Judy Bonneteau/Special to the Langley Advance)

All these pictures were taken by Judy Bonneteau in the backyard of her Murrayville home, including pictures of Cottontail bunnies, Anna’s and ruby throated hummingbirds, Northern Flickers, a Junco, chickadees, downy and pileated woodpeckers, a garter snake, an evening grosbeak, a tree frog, butterflies, and some white crowned sparrows. . (Judy Bonneteau/Special to the Langley Advance)

All these pictures were taken by Judy Bonneteau in the backyard of her Murrayville home, including pictures of Cottontail bunnies, Anna’s and ruby throated hummingbirds, Northern Flickers, a Junco, chickadees, downy and pileated woodpeckers, a garter snake, an evening grosbeak, a tree frog, butterflies, and some white crowned sparrows. . (Judy Bonneteau/Special to the Langley Advance)

All these pictures were taken by Judy Bonneteau in the backyard of her Murrayville home, including pictures of Cottontail bunnies, Anna’s and ruby throated hummingbirds, Northern Flickers, a Junco, chickadees, downy and pileated woodpeckers, a garter snake, an evening grosbeak, a tree frog, butterflies, and some white crowned sparrows. . (Judy Bonneteau/Special to the Langley Advance)

All these pictures were taken by Judy Bonneteau in the backyard of her Murrayville home, including pictures of Cottontail bunnies, Anna’s and ruby throated hummingbirds, Northern Flickers, a Junco, chickadees, downy and pileated woodpeckers, a garter snake, an evening grosbeak, a tree frog, butterflies, and some white crowned sparrows. . (Judy Bonneteau/Special to the Langley Advance)

All these pictures were taken by Judy Bonneteau in the backyard of her Murrayville home, including pictures of Cottontail bunnies, Anna’s and ruby throated hummingbirds, Northern Flickers, a Junco, chickadees, downy and pileated woodpeckers, a garter snake, an evening grosbeak, a tree frog, butterflies, and some white crowned sparrows. . (Judy Bonneteau/Special to the Langley Advance)

All these pictures were taken by Judy Bonneteau in the backyard of her Murrayville home, including pictures of Cottontail bunnies, Anna’s and ruby throated hummingbirds, Northern Flickers, a Junco, chickadees, downy and pileated woodpeckers, a garter snake, an evening grosbeak, a tree frog, butterflies, and some white crowned sparrows. . (Judy Bonneteau/Special to the Langley Advance)

All these pictures were taken by Judy Bonneteau in the backyard of her Murrayville home, including pictures of Cottontail bunnies, Anna’s and ruby throated hummingbirds, Northern Flickers, a Junco, chickadees, downy and pileated woodpeckers, a garter snake, an evening grosbeak, a tree frog, butterflies, and some white crowned sparrows. . (Judy Bonneteau/Special to the Langley Advance)

All these pictures were taken by Judy Bonneteau in the backyard of her Murrayville home, including pictures of Cottontail bunnies, Anna’s and ruby throated hummingbirds, Northern Flickers, a Junco, chickadees, downy and pileated woodpeckers, a garter snake, an evening grosbeak, a tree frog, butterflies, and some white crowned sparrows. . (Judy Bonneteau/Special to the Langley Advance)

All these pictures were taken by Judy Bonneteau in the backyard of her Murrayville home, including pictures of Cottontail bunnies, Anna’s and ruby throated hummingbirds, Northern Flickers, a Junco, chickadees, downy and pileated woodpeckers, a garter snake, an evening grosbeak, a tree frog, butterflies, and some white crowned sparrows. . (Judy Bonneteau/Special to the Langley Advance)

All these pictures were taken by Judy Bonneteau in the backyard of her Murrayville home, including pictures of Cottontail bunnies, Anna’s and ruby throated hummingbirds, Northern Flickers, a Junco, chickadees, downy and pileated woodpeckers, a garter snake, an evening grosbeak, a tree frog, butterflies, and some white crowned sparrows. . (Judy Bonneteau/Special to the Langley Advance)

All these pictures were taken by Judy Bonneteau in the backyard of her Murrayville home, including pictures of Cottontail bunnies, Anna’s and ruby throated hummingbirds, Northern Flickers, a Junco, chickadees, downy and pileated woodpeckers, a garter snake, an evening grosbeak, a tree frog, butterflies, and some white crowned sparrows. . (Judy Bonneteau/Special to the Langley Advance)

All these pictures were taken by Judy Bonneteau in the backyard of her Murrayville home, including pictures of Cottontail bunnies, Anna’s and ruby throated hummingbirds, Northern Flickers, a Junco, chickadees, downy and pileated woodpeckers, a garter snake, an evening grosbeak, a tree frog, butterflies, and some white crowned sparrows. . (Judy Bonneteau/Special to the Langley Advance)

All these pictures were taken by Judy Bonneteau in the backyard of her Murrayville home, including pictures of Cottontail bunnies, Anna’s and ruby throated hummingbirds, Northern Flickers, a Junco, chickadees, downy and pileated woodpeckers, a garter snake, an evening grosbeak, a tree frog, butterflies, and some white crowned sparrows. . (Judy Bonneteau/Special to the Langley Advance)

All these pictures were taken by Judy Bonneteau in the backyard of her Murrayville home, including pictures of Cottontail bunnies, Anna’s and ruby throated hummingbirds, Northern Flickers, a Junco, chickadees, downy and pileated woodpeckers, a garter snake, an evening grosbeak, a tree frog, butterflies, and some white crowned sparrows. . (Judy Bonneteau/Special to the Langley Advance)

All these pictures were taken by Judy Bonneteau in the backyard of her Murrayville home, including pictures of Cottontail bunnies, Anna’s and ruby throated hummingbirds, Northern Flickers, a Junco, chickadees, downy and pileated woodpeckers, a garter snake, an evening grosbeak, a tree frog, butterflies, and some white crowned sparrows. . (Judy Bonneteau/Special to the Langley Advance)

All these pictures were taken by Judy Bonneteau in the backyard of her Murrayville home, including pictures of Cottontail bunnies, Anna’s and ruby throated hummingbirds, Northern Flickers, a Junco, chickadees, downy and pileated woodpeckers, a garter snake, an evening grosbeak, a tree frog, butterflies, and some white crowned sparrows. . (Judy Bonneteau/Special to the Langley Advance)

All these pictures were taken by Judy Bonneteau in the backyard of her Murrayville home, including pictures of Cottontail bunnies, Anna’s and ruby throated hummingbirds, Northern Flickers, a Junco, chickadees, downy and pileated woodpeckers, a garter snake, an evening grosbeak, a tree frog, butterflies, and some white crowned sparrows. . (Judy Bonneteau/Special to the Langley Advance)

All these pictures were taken by Judy Bonneteau in the backyard of her Murrayville home, including pictures of Cottontail bunnies, Anna’s and ruby throated hummingbirds, Northern Flickers, a Junco, chickadees, downy and pileated woodpeckers, a garter snake, an evening grosbeak, a tree frog, butterflies, and some white crowned sparrows. . (Judy Bonneteau/Special to the Langley Advance)

All these pictures were taken by Judy Bonneteau in the backyard of her Murrayville home, including pictures of Cottontail bunnies, Anna’s and ruby throated hummingbirds, Northern Flickers, a Junco, chickadees, downy and pileated woodpeckers, a garter snake, an evening grosbeak, a tree frog, butterflies, and some white crowned sparrows. . (Judy Bonneteau/Special to the Langley Advance)

All these pictures were taken by Judy Bonneteau in the backyard of her Murrayville home, including pictures of Cottontail bunnies, Anna’s and ruby throated hummingbirds, Northern Flickers, a Junco, chickadees, downy and pileated woodpeckers, a garter snake, an evening grosbeak, a tree frog, butterflies, and some white crowned sparrows. . (Judy Bonneteau/Special to the Langley Advance)

All these pictures were taken by Judy Bonneteau in the backyard of her Murrayville home, including pictures of Cottontail bunnies, Anna’s and ruby throated hummingbirds, Northern Flickers, a Junco, chickadees, downy and pileated woodpeckers, a garter snake, an evening grosbeak, a tree frog, butterflies, and some white crowned sparrows. . (Judy Bonneteau/Special to the Langley Advance)

All these pictures were taken by Judy Bonneteau in the backyard of her Murrayville home, including pictures of Cottontail bunnies, Anna’s and ruby throated hummingbirds, Northern Flickers, a Junco, chickadees, downy and pileated woodpeckers, a garter snake, an evening grosbeak, a tree frog, butterflies, and some white crowned sparrows. . (Judy Bonneteau/Special to the Langley Advance)

All these pictures were taken by Judy Bonneteau in the backyard of her Murrayville home, including pictures of Cottontail bunnies, Anna’s and ruby throated hummingbirds, Northern Flickers, a Junco, chickadees, downy and pileated woodpeckers, a garter snake, an evening grosbeak, a tree frog, butterflies, and some white crowned sparrows. . (Judy Bonneteau/Special to the Langley Advance)

All these pictures were taken by Judy Bonneteau in the backyard of her Murrayville home, including pictures of Cottontail bunnies, Anna’s and ruby throated hummingbirds, Northern Flickers, a Junco, chickadees, downy and pileated woodpeckers, a garter snake, an evening grosbeak, a tree frog, butterflies, and some white crowned sparrows. . (Judy Bonneteau/Special to the Langley Advance)

All these pictures were taken by Judy Bonneteau in the backyard of her Murrayville home, including pictures of Cottontail bunnies, Anna’s and ruby throated hummingbirds, Northern Flickers, a Junco, chickadees, downy and pileated woodpeckers, a garter snake, an evening grosbeak, a tree frog, butterflies, and some white crowned sparrows. . (Judy Bonneteau/Special to the Langley Advance)

All these pictures were taken by Judy Bonneteau in the backyard of her Murrayville home, including pictures of Cottontail bunnies, Anna’s and ruby throated hummingbirds, Northern Flickers, a Junco, chickadees, downy and pileated woodpeckers, a garter snake, an evening grosbeak, a tree frog, butterflies, and some white crowned sparrows. . (Judy Bonneteau/Special to the Langley Advance)

All these pictures were taken by Judy Bonneteau in the backyard of her Murrayville home, including pictures of Cottontail bunnies, Anna’s and ruby throated hummingbirds, Northern Flickers, a Junco, chickadees, downy and pileated woodpeckers, a garter snake, an evening grosbeak, a tree frog, butterflies, and some white crowned sparrows. . (Judy Bonneteau/Special to the Langley Advance)

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