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Poison Ivy

Spring Wildflowers

Essays about Ohio’s Months

January in Ohio

February in Ohio

March in Ohio

April in Ohio

May in Ohio

June in Ohio

July in Ohio

August in Ohio

September in Ohio

October in Ohio

November in Ohio

December in Ohio

Seasons

Signs of Early Spring

Early Spring

Mid-Spring

Late Spring

Early Summer

Mid-Summer

Late Summer

Early Autumn

Mid-Autumn

Late Autumn

Nature in Winter – Snow

Nature in Winter – Winter Weeds

Nature in Winter – Tracks in the Snow

Nature in Winter – Bird Nests

Nature in Winter – Insects

Featured Ohio Ecosystems

Forests before spring

Forests in summer

Forests in winter

Prairies

A patio & feeder in winter

A park feeder in winter

A stream in winter

Featured Ohio Birds

Blackbirds

Bobolink

Doves

Eurasian Collared-Dove

Finches

House Finch (nesting)

Red Crossbill

White-Winged Crossbill

Flycatchers

Eastern Phoebe

Grosbeaks & Buntings

Evening Grosbeak

Snow Bunting

Gamebirds

Ring-Necked Pheasant

Wild Turkey

Gulls

Black-Legged Kittiwake

Franklin’s Gull

Little Gull

Seagulls Squabble Over Fish

Hummingbirds

Ruby-Throated Hummingbird

Ruby-Throated Hummingbird (leucistic)

Jays & Crows

Young Blue Jays

Kinglets

Golden-Crowned Kinglet

Golden-Crowned Kinglet feeding

Larks

Horned Lark

Raptors

Bald Eagle

Cooper’s Hawk

Merlin

Northern Harrier

Raptors at Delaware Wildlife Area

Shorebirds

American Golden Plover

Caspian Tern

Great Blue Heron

Green Heron

Killdeer

King Rail

Least Bittern

Least Sandpiper

Sanderling

Virginia Rail

Yellowlegs (Greater & Lesser)

Sparrows

American Tree Sparrow

Dark Eyed Junco

Harris’s Sparrow

Savannah Sparrow

White-Throated & White-Crowned Sparrows

The Sparrows of October

Swallows

Barn Swallow

Cliff Swallow

Purple Martin

Thrushes

American Robin Nesting

American Robin in February

Vireos

Red-Eyed Vireo

Bell’s Vireo

Warblers

Warblers in Spring

May Was Spring Warbler Season

Warblers in Autumn

September’s Autumn Warblers

The Problem with Warblers in Autumn

Louisiana Waterthrush

Mourning Warbler

Nashville Warbler

Ovenbird

Prothonotary Warbler

Tennessee Warbler (bathing)

Tennessee Warbler (eating)

Yellow Warbler

Yellow-Rumped Warbler

Waterfowl

Canada Geese (crossing the road)

Greater White-Fronted Goose

Ross’s Goose

White-Winged Scoter & Red-Necked Grebe

Mallard Ducklings with their Mother

Juvenile Waterfowl in Summer

Winter Waterflowl

Wrens

House Wren

Sedge Wren

Misc

American Pipit

Special Topics

Hawk versus Squirrel

Early Spring Bird Activity

Young Birds and their Agitated Parents

Molting

Beak Deformities

Bird Feeding Strategies part 1

Bird Feeding Strategies part 2

Birding Resources Online part 1

Birding Resources Online part 2

Bird Pictures from 2015

Bird Pictures from 2016

Featured Ohio Wildflowers

Spring Wildflowers

March Wildflowers in Ohio

April Wildflowers in Ohio

May Wildflowers in Ohio

June Wildflowers in Ohio

July Wildflowers in Ohio

August Wildflowers in Ohio

September Wildflowers in Ohio

October Wildflowers in Ohio

November Wildflowers in Ohio

Yellow- Year-Round

Dandelions

Pink- Spring

Spring Beauty

Dame’s Rocket

Green & Purple- Spring

Skunk Cabbage

Blue- Spring

Virginia Bluebells

Purple- Spring

Hepatica

Violets

White & Purple- Spring

Purple Cress

White- Spring

Bloodroot

Yellow- Spring

Winter Cress, Butterweed & Golden Ragwort

White- Spring & Summer

Fleabane

Yellow- Summer

Wild Parsnip

Yellow Sweetclover

White- Summer

Ox-Eye Daisy

Queen Anne’s Lace

White Sweetclover

Blue- Summer

Chicory

Purple- Summer

Canada Thistle

Purple – Late Summer & Early Autumn

Tall Ironweed

Orange – Late Summer & Early Autumn

Orange Jewelweed

Yellow – Late Summer & Early Autumn

Evening Primrose

Yellow Jewelweed

Yellow- Autumn

Goldenrod

Goldenrod Types

Woodland Goldenrod

White & Purple – Autumn

Asters

Special Topics

Early Bloomers

Late Bloomers

Spring Ephemerals

Autumn Berries

Prairie Wildflowers

Featured Ohio Vines

Wild Grape

Poison Ivy

Featured Ohio Shrubs

White- Spring

Amur Honeysuckle

Elderberry

White- Late Spring

Multiflora Rose

Featured Ohio Trees

American Beech

American Sweet Gum

American Sycamore

Black Walnut

Special Topics

Autumn Foliage

Autumn Foliage – what trees turn color when

Trees in Spring

Featured Ohio Animals

White-Tailed Deer

White-Tailed Deer in the winter woods

White-Tailed Deer Family

Red Fox

Muskrat

Leopard Slug

Land Snail

White Squirrel

Black Squirrel

Thirteen-Lined Ground Squirrel

Toads- American & Fowler’s

Snapping Turtle

Featured Ohio Insects

Cicada

Firefly

Orb-Weaving Spider

Praying Mantis

Woolly Aphid

Woolly Bear Caterpillar

Featured (Mostly Central) Ohio Locations

Alum Creek Reservoir Beach

Antrim Park

Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park (prairie area)

Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park (burnt prairie)

Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park (wetlands area)

Big Darby Creek

Big Darby Headwaters Nature Preserve

Bigelow Pioneer Cemetery State Nature Preserve

Blendon Woods Metro Park  (observation Shelter)

Cambridge Dickens Victorian Village

Cambridge Glass Museum

Cedar Bog

Covered Bridge (Madison County)

Covered Bridges (Union County)

Cranberry Bog (Buckeye Lake)

Delaware Wildlife Area

Flint Ridge State Memorial

Griggs Reservoir

Darby Creek Greenway Trail

Dublin Historical District

Hayden Falls Park

Heritage Trail

Highbanks Metro Park

Highbanks Metro Park (Observation Deck area)

The Hocking Hills – Cedar Ridge

The Hocking Hills – Conkle’s Hollow State Nature Preserve

The Hocking Hills – Old Man’s Cave

The Hocking Hills – Rock House

The Hocking Hills – Ash Cave

The Honda Wetlands

Hoover Reservoir

Inniswood Metro Gardens 2012

Inniswood Metro Gardens 2013

Kiwanis Riverway Park

Mohican Memorial State Forest

Newark Great Circle Earthworks

The Ohio Caverns

Piatt Castles

Pickerington Ponds Metro Park

Pleasant Cemetery (Madison County)

Prairie Oaks Metro Park

Salt Fork State Park 2012

Salt Fork State Park 2013

Salt Fork State Park 2014

The Scioto River south of Griggs Reservoir

Serpent Mound State Memorial

Shawnee State Park

Three Creeks Metro Park

Waterman Farm

Webster Park

2011 outside my front door

2012 outside my front door

2013 outside my front door

2014 outside my front door

2015 outside my front door

2016 on my patio

Out-of-State Trips

The Great Smoky Mountains, part 1, part 2, part 3

History

The Battle of Blacklick Creek (Civil War Re-Enactment)

The Blizzard of 1978

Books

A Guide to Nature in Winter

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