Habitat: fen Wetland. in flower. This is a state listed potential threatened species. Several plants observed in fen wetland. Small population.
Caterpillars feeding on Pin Oak
Female mink found deceased on roadway.
Saw pair of fox playing with prey item throwing it back and forth.
This was the only individual observed; we jumped it up on an unusually cold day in marginal habitat; Cardamine concatenata and douglassii are the only host spp observed in the area; minor amounts af garlic mustard are invading the forest edges
Collected deceased from the shrubs of my residence in Marlboro Township, Stark County, Ohio
Black raspberry. Rubus occidentalis
I need help on this one the flowers don't look right for my ID.
Bird found by Stark County birder Kent Miller. This is the first record of a Red Phalarope in Stark County. Bird was presumed to be presumably a basic plumage adult, but also could have been a juvenile. My photo is decent, but not perfect for diagnostic identification, however many great Ohio birders confirmed the ID. Small, stout bill with small yellow spot on base. Slight red spot on neck. Gray back. Photo is of the bird in flight.