A very small bee sharing Ashy Sunflower with a Goldenrod Soldier Beetle.
Our resident grew 1/2" in 24 hrs!
Moth; male, length is 13 mm, wingspan in relaxed position is 14 mm. Labial palps appear as a long "snout". Attracted to light.
Moth; total length 20 mm, relaxed wingspan is 21 mm. Color is dark brown with tan markings.
Got stuck on wet, slippery 6 inch plate during drizzle. Tiny.
In a planted prairie strip
Forewings colored slate grey with small brown shape at inner margin. Wings fully displayed show hindwings colored orange and black alternately.
Drinking from puddles. Helio-tropism displays.
Toad; about 3 cm in length, found under logs.
Bush; green leaves about 5 - 6 cm in length. Flowers attract many bees and butterflies. Produces no berries.
Bush; leaves about 5 - 7 cm long and about 2 - 3 cm wide.
Moth; 2.2 cm long with a wingspan of 3 - 3 1/2 cm. Attracted to light.
Seedlings (planted). The leaves look like a miniature of the adult leaf.
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.
Cat-tails releasing seed. Not sure if this is Typha hybrid or broad leaf cat-tail.
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.
During a gentle rain shower, this little Hyla showed up on a church parking lot. (bad photo, used headlights)