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Giant Resin Bee Megachile sculpturalis

Observer

justcennet

Date

July 4, 2015 10:51 AM EDT

Place

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Description

Another giant resin bee. These bees are monstrous in size! Feeding on hosta, inserting "tongue" into flower base, not entering flower opening.

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Eastern Milkweed Longhorn beetle Tetraopes tetrophthalmus

Observer

justcennet

Date

June 29, 2015 10:20 AM EDT

Place

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Description

Found in our prairie strip

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common milkweed Asclepias syriaca

Observer

justcennet

Date

June 29, 2015 10:15 AM EDT

Place

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Description

Seedlings (planted). The leaves look like a miniature of the adult leaf.

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Canada lily Lilium canadense

Observer

justcennet

Date

July 1, 2015 06:21 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Hummingbird's eye view.

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Canada lily Lilium canadense

Observer

justcennet

Date

June 29, 2015 10:00 AM EDT

Place

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Description

First bloom, Canada Lily

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justcennet

Date

June 29, 2015 09:57 AM EDT

Place

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Description

Found during weed trimming. Did not observe the food plant. Anyone know the ID?

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American Red Admiral Vanessa atalanta ssp. rubria

Observer

justcennet

Date

June 29, 2015 09:48 AM EDT

Place

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Description

Many Red Admiral butterflies are feeding in the area. They love the Echinacea.

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common milkweed Asclepias syriaca

Observer

justcennet

Date

June 29, 2015 09:44 AM EDT

Description

Blooming and drawing lots of pollinator species. Looks a little water stressed from near record June rains.

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Tall Thimbleweed Anemone virginiana

Observer

justcennet

Date

June 29, 2015 09:35 AM EDT

Place

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Description

Blooming as a volunteer in our prairie.

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purple coneflower Echinacea purpurea

Observer

justcennet

Date

June 29, 2015 09:13 AM EDT

Place

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Description

First blooms on this date...

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American Red Admiral Vanessa atalanta ssp. rubria

Observer

justcennet

Date

June 22, 2015 03:31 PM EDT

Description

Two Red Admiral butterflies feeding on Privet hedge.

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Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

Observer

justcennet

Date

June 20, 2015 04:43 PM EDT

Description

Hurricane Bill is bringing lots of water to Ohio. Bedraggled Vulture not finding much sun to dry wings!

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Click, Firefly and Soldier Beetles Superfamily Elateroidea

Observer

justcennet

Date

June 18, 2015 06:35 PM EDT

Place

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Description

Soldier beetle on privet flowers.

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Virginia Flower Fly Milesia virginiensis

Observer

justcennet

Date

June 18, 2015 06:30 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

A flower fly, feeding on privet flowers, stops to rest. This one is large - almost honeybee size.

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Cottontail Rabbits Genus Sylvilagus

Observer

justcennet

Date

June 5, 2015 08:26 AM EDT

Description

Eastern Cottontail, grazing but alert to my presence...

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English Plantain Plantago lanceolata

Observer

justcennet

Date

May 29, 2015 10:54 AM EDT

Description

Common in lawns and oldfields throughout the area. Preferred food for Buckeye butterfly larvae.

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Ragwort Jacobaea vulgaris

Observer

justcennet

Date

May 28, 2015 08:26 AM EDT

Description

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 populated area.

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Daisy Fleabane Erigeron strigosus

Observer

justcennet

Date

May 29, 2015 10:44 AM EDT

Description

Daisy Fleabane was used in straw beds in pioneer days, to repel pests, hence the name. Here, Tansy Ragwort (the yellow flower in the photo), a very agressive invasive, is crowding it out.

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Observer

justcennet

Date

May 27, 2015 07:07 PM EDT

Description

Cat-tails releasing seed. Not sure if this is Typha hybrid or broad leaf cat-tail.

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Red Admiral Vanessa atalanta

Observer

justcennet

Date

May 23, 2015 02:48 PM EDT

Place

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Description

Feeding on flowers of invasive Dame's Rocket in afternoon sun, with occasional displays of heliotropism.

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Ruby-throated Hummingbird Archilochus colubris

Observer

justcennet

Date

May 5, 2015 05:18 PM EDT

Place

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Description

A pair of birds are nesting nearby and visiting our feeder.

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Observer

justcennet

Date

May 24, 2015 05:42 PM EDT

Place

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Description

Prairie Dock in Ohio, in May. Recording wildflowers before bloom to help others with ID.

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Northern Short-tailed Shrew Blarina brevicauda

Observer

justcennet

Date

March 18, 2015

Place

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Description

Resting nest of Blarina brevicauda, sheltered underneath a sheet of galvanized steel, against a barn. Nest became active earlier in April, as nest was refurbished with grass and insulative materials (fur, pieces of plastic bag, leaves) and trails around nest were opened up and tamped down by traffic.

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Bloodroot Sanguinaria canadensis

Observer

justcennet

Date

April 16, 2015

Place

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Description

Bloodroot in bloom. Blossoms close at night. Collected from my father's farm in the 1980's, now in my woodland wildflower garden.

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Virginia Bluebells Mertensia virginica

Observer

justcennet

Date

May 10, 2015

Place

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Description

Virginia Bluebells, transplanted from my father's farm.

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Garlic Mustard Alliaria petiolata

Observer

justcennet

Date

May 8, 2015

Description

Garlic mustard, an agressive invasive plant, is growing in the mitigation area near the New Albany Plain Local Schoolbus compound.

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Great Egret Ardea alba

Observer

justcennet

Date

April 27, 2015

Place

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Description

Great Egret seen daily in a 3 week period, starting 4-27-15. Had a yellow beak/dark legs. There at 7 AM & leave when residents began walking dogs (8:30 to 9:00 AM). Twice seen in another wetland not far from the early morning site.

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Jack-in-the-pulpit Arisaema triphyllum

Observer

justcennet

Date

May 9, 2015

Place

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Description

Single Jack-in-the-Pulpit in our woodland wildflower garden, transplanted from father's farm in Morrow County, near Marengo

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Gray Tree Frog Hyla versicolor

Observer

justcennet

Date

May 9, 2015

Description

During a gentle rain shower, this little Hyla showed up on a church parking lot. (bad photo, used headlights)

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Eastern Carpenter Bee Xylocopa virginica

Observer

justcennet

Date

May 17, 2015

Place

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Description

After a heavy rain shower, bee climbed from under petals of Dame's Rocket (invasive). Wet & lethargic, bee crawled onto the flower, began to feed, in about 3 minutes, activity increased, & flew off to forage in immediate area.