Common in lawns and oldfields throughout the area. Preferred food for Buckeye butterfly larvae.
Ragwort is filling many farm fields in the area, crowding out other plants and taking over. This specimen found in an area where Daisy Fleabane (native) formerly held sway.
Daisy Fleabane was used in straw beds in pioneer days, to tepel pests, hence the name. Here, Tansy Ragwort (the yellow flower in the photo), a very agressive invasive, is crowding it out.
Sitting in a tree in a residential area
Cat-tails releasing seed. Not sure if this is Typha hybrid or broad leaf cat-tail.
Feeding on flowers of invasive Dame's Rocket in afternoon sun, with occasional displays of heliotropism.
Prairie Dock in Ohio, in May.
Bloodroot in bloom. Blossoms close at night. Collected from my father's farm in the 1980's, now in my woodland wildflower garden.
Virginia Bluebells, transplanted from my father's farm.
Garlic mustard, an agressive invasive plant, is growing in the mitigation area near the New Albany Plain Local Schoolbus compound.
A Great Egret was seen frequently over a three week period, starting April 27, 2015. This always occurred when I was working, making photography difficult. The bird had a yellow beak and dark legs. It would be there each morning very early (7 AM) and leave when nearby residents began walking dogs (8:30 to 9:00 AM). Twice, it was seen in another wetland not far from the early morning site.
Single Jack-in-the-Pulpit in our woodland wildflower garden, transplanted from father's farm in Morrow County, near Marengo
During a gentle rain shower, this little Hyla showed up on a church parking lot. (bad photo, used headlights)