Seasons Flow

Everything flows, nothing stands still. (Heraclitus)

Blog Index

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


Signs of Early Spring

Early Spring


Late Spring

Early Summer


Late Summer

Early 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


A patio & feeder in winter

A park feeder in winter

A stream in winter

Featured Ohio Birds

Birds of Prey

Bald Eagle

Cooper’s Hawk


Northern Harrier

Raptors at Delaware Wildlife Area

Vultures (Turkey & Black)



Yellow-Headed Blackbird


Eurasian Collared-Dove


House Finch (nesting)

Red Crossbill

White-Winged Crossbill


Eastern Phoebe

Gray Kingbird

Western Kingbird

Grosbeaks & Buntings

Evening Grosbeak

Snow Bunting


Ring-Necked Pheasant

Wild Turkey


Black-Legged Kittiwake

Franklin’s Gull

Little Gull

Ohio’s Inland Seagulls (Ring-Billed, Herring, Bonaparte’s)

Seagulls Squabble Over Fish


Ruby-Throated Hummingbird

Ruby-Throated Hummingbird (leucistic)

Jays & Crows

Young Blue Jays


Golden-Crowned Kinglet

Golden-Crowned Kinglet feeding

Larks & Longspurs

Horned Lark

Smith’s Longspur


American Golden Plover

Black-Necked Stilt

Caspian Tern

Great Blue Heron

Green Heron


King Rail

Least Bittern

Least Sandpiper

Piping Plover


Upland Sandpiper

Virginia Rail

Yellowlegs (Greater & Lesser)


American Tree Sparrow

Dark Eyed Junco

Harris’s Sparrow

Savannah Sparrow

Vesper Sparrow

White-Throated & White-Crowned Sparrows

The Sparrows of October


Barn Swallow

Cliff Swallow

Purple Martin


American Robin Nesting

American Robin in February

Varied Thrush


Red-Eyed Vireo

Bell’s Vireo


Warblers in Spring

May Was Spring Warbler Season

Warblers in Autumn

September’s Autumn Warblers

The Problem with Warblers in Autumn

Kirtland’s Warbler

Louisiana Waterthrush

Mourning Warbler

Nashville Warbler


Prothonotary Warbler

Swainson’s Warbler

Tennessee Warbler (bathing)

Tennessee Warbler (eating)

Yellow Warbler

Yellow-Rumped Warbler


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


House Wren

Sedge Wren


American Pipit

Northern Wheatear

Special Topics

Hawk versus Squirrel

Early Spring Bird Activity

Spring Migration May 2019

Young Birds and their Agitated Parents



Beak Deformities

Spring and Autumn Migration Differences

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

Bird Pictures from 2017

Bird Pictures from 2018

Bird Pictures from 2019

Bird Pictures from 2020

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


Pink- Spring

Spring Beauty

Dame’s Rocket

Green & Purple- Spring

Skunk Cabbage

Blue- Spring

Virginia Bluebells

Purple- Spring



White & Purple- Spring

Purple Cress

White- Spring


Garlic Mustard

Yellow- Spring

Winter Cress, Butterweed & Golden Ragwort

White- Spring & Summer


Yellow- Summer

Wild Parsnip

Yellow Sweetclover

White- Summer

Ox-Eye Daisy

Queen Anne’s Lace

White Sweetclover

Blue- Summer


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 Types

Woodland Goldenrod

White & Purple – Autumn


Special Topics

Early Bloomers

Late Bloomers

Fodder Plants

Spring Ephemerals

Autumn Berries

Prairie Wildflowers

Featured Ohio Vines

Wild Grape

Poison Ivy

Virginia Creeper

Summer’s Flowering Vines

Featured Ohio Shrubs

White- Spring

Amur Honeysuckle


White- Late Spring

Multiflora Rose

Featured Ohio Trees

American Beech

American Sweet Gum

American Sycamore

Black Walnut

Eastern Cottonwood

Ohio Buckeye


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



Leopard Slug

Land Snail

White Squirrel

Black Squirrel

Thirteen-Lined Ground Squirrel

Toads- American & Fowler’s

Snapping Turtle

Featured Ohio Insects


Cicada (Brood X)


Orb-Weaving Spider

Praying Mantis

Woolly Aphid

Woolly Bear Caterpillar

Featured (Mostly Central) Ohio Locations

A W Marion State Park

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)

Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park (Dyer Mill Trail)

Big Darby Creek

Big Darby Headwaters Nature Preserve

Bigelow Pioneer Cemetery State Nature Preserve

Blackhand Gorge State Nature Preserve

Blendon Woods Metro Park

Blendon Woods Metro Park  (observation Shelter)

Buck Creek State Park

Cedar Bog

Cemetery- Green Lawn (Franklin Co.)

Cemetery- Lake View (Cuyahoga Co.)

Cemetery- Pleasant (Madison Co.)

Covered Bridge (Madison County)

Cranberry Bog (Buckeye Lake)

Delaware Wildlife Area

Dillon State Park

East Harbor State Park

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

Howard Marsh Metropark

Indian Lake State Park

Inniswood Metro Gardens 2012

Inniswood Metro Gardens 2013

Kelley’s Island

Kiwanis Riverway Park

Little Darby Preserve

Magee Marsh Wildlife Area

Magee Marsh 2019

Maumee River

Maumee State Park

Mohican Memorial State Forest

Oakes Quarry Park

Ohio (mid-southern)

Ohio (northwestern)

The Ohio Caverns

Pickerington Ponds Metro Park

Pleasant Cemetery (Madison County)

Prairie Oaks Metro Park

Prairie Oaks Metro Park 2019

Salt Fork State Park 2012

Salt Fork State Park 2013

Salt Fork State Park 2014

The Scioto River south of Griggs Reservoir

Shawnee State Park

The Tecumseh Trail

Three Creeks Metro Park

Wabash River


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

2017 on my patio

2018 on my patio

2019 on my patio

Out-of-State Trips

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


Please see my Ohio History and Travel Blog that deals with- you guessed it- Ohio history and travel!

Armstrong Air and Space Museum

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

Battle of Fallen Timbers Monument

The Blizzard of 1978

Cambridge Dickens Victorian Village

Cambridge Glass Museum

Covered Bridges – Union County

Darby Dan Farm (John Galbreath)

Flint Ridge State Memorial

Fort Defiance

Fort Recovery

The National Road & Zane Grey Museum

Newark Great Circle Earthworks

The Life, Death and Rebirth of Ohio’s Prairies

Marblehead Lighthouse State Park

Piatt Castles

Serpent Mound State Memorial

Simon Kenton’s Grave

Thomas Edison Birthplace Museum


A Guide to Nature in Winter

Autumn of the Black Snake

The Frontiersmen


10 Years of Seasons Flow

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