Feeding on flowers of invasive Dame's Rocket in afternoon sun, with occasional displays of heliotropism.
A pair of birds are nesting nearby and visiting our feeder.
Prairie Dock in Ohio, in May.
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.
Bloodroot in bloom. Blossoms close at night. Collected from my father's farm in the 1980's, now in my woodland wildflower garden.
Sessile Trillium in our woodland wildflower garden, originally collected from my father's farm (in the 80's). Blooming and very slowly spreading in our shade garden.
Virginia Bluebells, transplanted from my father's farm.
Our Canada Lilies were this high on May 9. We transplanted two from my father's farm before he sold it (Morrow County, near Marengo), and added them to two spots in our woodland wildflower garden. Since then, they have multiplied, and put on quite a show in summer. This year we have 16!
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)
After a heavy rain shower, this bee climbed from under the petals of a Dame's Rocket (invasive), where it took shelter. The bee was wet and lethargic. She crawled onto the flower and began to feed, within a period of about three minutes, her activity level increased, and she finally flew off to forage on other flowers in the immediate area.