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April in Ohio.

April 21, 2012

April is a time when spring is busy re-creating the green world, a month full of renewal and promise.

Trees are leafing out after winter’s long sleep.

The undergrowth in the woods is greening, growing and thickening.

Spring’s floral procession is advancing quite nicely, with many short-lived blooms coming and going.

And not everything bright and colorful is a flower.

Lots of birds are courting and nesting.

Some can be spotted in familiar places once again.

Other birds are returning from far countries- spring migration is underway.

Other creatures are stirring in the nice weather.

It’s an exciting time of year for people too!

This completes the 12 months of Ohio.  To check out the whole series as well as other topics, visit the Blog Index page.  I hope you’ve enjoyed it!

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  1. April 21, 2012 10:56 pm

    Great post, it looks like your area is a few weeks ahead of us here, thanks for reminding me of what’s to come!

    • April 21, 2012 11:33 pm

      The warblers have been coming through here this past week- many are on their way to Michigan!

  2. April 22, 2012 5:24 am

    Congratulations on 12 months of Ohio. Thanks for sharing all the beauty, Ellen

  3. April 22, 2012 7:47 am

    What a beautiful collection of photos. Well done, Tracey. :-)

  4. April 22, 2012 8:53 am

    It has been amazing my friend! This is a beautiful group of photos too. Margie

  5. April 22, 2012 10:22 am

    Hi. I love the paths in your photos, also that industrious little robin! Jane

    • April 26, 2012 10:10 am

      I like taking photos of paths (human or animal)- maybe that could be the theme of a future post!

  6. April 22, 2012 10:32 am

    Spring at last! We’re still waiting over here in the UK but not long now… Nice photos.

  7. April 22, 2012 10:45 am

    Beautiful shots. Yes, it is a lovely spring.

  8. April 22, 2012 2:03 pm

    Enjoyed seeing your great photos.

  9. April 22, 2012 2:34 pm

    A fine set of pictures. I liked number two particularly.

  10. April 22, 2012 2:41 pm

    Thanks for showing me a real “Spring” … it is very pretty. It snowed here again this weekend … it made for a photo opportunity, but I am tired of white.

  11. John Northcutt Young permalink
    April 22, 2012 3:31 pm

    Always enjoy your posts. Thanks.

  12. April 22, 2012 4:08 pm

    This has been a wonderful experience, visiting your year of Ohio blogs. I’ve learned so much about my neighbors. :) Thank You

  13. Jen permalink
    April 22, 2012 5:49 pm

    It’s so much fun to follow along – the seasons, the photos, your wanderings! Thank you!

  14. April 22, 2012 6:06 pm

    Spring has always been my favorite season. Thanks for showing me a preview of what we’ll have in a week or two.

  15. April 23, 2012 1:20 am

    Beautiful series! Here we are now finally getting into the green season too.

  16. keekeepod permalink
    April 23, 2012 2:53 am

    March was like May. April is like March. I see mostly the nature that is in my backyard, literally. Your blog shows me what’s “out there.” Hope the plants and critters can deal with upcoming frosts and freezes.

  17. April 23, 2012 12:15 pm

    Your lovely spring is a little bit ahead of ours, but we are catching up! I especially like the picture of the shelf mushrooms surrounded by all that greenery…

  18. April 23, 2012 7:41 pm

    Lovely photos, the trees are out more than ours here in W PA. Great to see everything green and growing except the garlic mustard – lovely to see, good to eat, but deadly for the butterflies who mistake it for violets and lay their eggs on it and thereby doom them to starvation. I’m still pulling it up by the roots in my garden, sigh.

  19. April 23, 2012 8:38 pm

    Great series from start to finish.

  20. April 24, 2012 10:51 am

    Thanks W.S….great series…and tone-deaf me, I didn’t know it was a series…never been to Ohio…just through…so I haven’t spent a lot of time there…so this was a real treat…series or not I completely enjoyed it…we are a bit ahead down here in Arkansas…but miss the midwest…sending you some birds after they stop off here…thanks again…

  21. April 25, 2012 7:01 am

    Beautiful images! What are the two bird species pictured under the bit about spring migrants?

    • April 26, 2012 10:15 am

      Jo, the first image is a Baltimore Oriole and the second one is a Yellow-Throated Warbler. The Orioles are just starting to show up, and the Yellow-Throateds have been singing in the woods along rivers for the last 10 days or so. They’re gorgeous birds, though they can be a little hard to photograph well!

      • April 26, 2012 2:23 pm

        Thanks for the info – what gorgeous birds!

  22. April 26, 2012 12:41 pm

    I’ve enjoyed it very much. Well done. :)

  23. April 28, 2012 11:03 am

    Thanks for the great comments everyone!

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