Another giant resin bee. These bees are monstrous in size! Feeding on hosta, inserting "tongue" into flower base, not entering flower opening.
Found during weed trimming. Did not observe the food plant. Anyone know the ID?
First blooms on this date...
Hurricane Bill is bringing lots of water to Ohio. Bedraggled Vulture not finding much sun to dry wings!
Eastern Cottontail, grazing but alert to my presence...
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 populated area.
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.
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.
Bloodroot in bloom. Blossoms close at night. Collected from my father's farm in the 1980's, now in my woodland wildflower garden.
Garlic mustard, an agressive invasive plant, is growing in the mitigation area near the New Albany Plain Local Schoolbus compound.
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.
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)
male Bufo americanus living in our woodland wildflower bed (planted), came out for porch lights. Pond next door, wetlands out back...