Tamarack bog, Bath Nature Preserve. With tamarack, cinnamon fern, sphagnum.
Tamarack bog, Bath Nature Preserve Ohio. Common, mostly in hollows. With Cinnamon fern, speckled alder, tamarack. ID not confirmed in lab, only by what's visible here, but preliminary looks at similar specimens suggest this species is among the three most common.
Panzner Wetland Field B, wooded northern end. With populus, carex, sensitive fern. locally noticeable. Later on realized that some of this group of plants matched S. torreyi better than americanus, but this photo appears to be americana (leaf shorter than infl. ht, two stigma lobes, shape of achene (though still very young). I need to revisit this. ~30cm tall, loose colonies (not clumped)
Complete guess on this id ('insect larvae salix' in image search, best match). Very common on Salix amygdaloides
Panzner Wetland Field B, northern wooded part. With populus, carex, sensitive fern.
Panzner Wetland Field B, northern part. Locally dominant, in wooded wetland with carex, typha, sensitive fern. Most trees are juvenile, about 8cm dbh, 10m tall. I was surprised to find this species here, since it was not on the original delineation survey but is quite common.
Panzner Wetland Field B, northern area. Wooded wetland with Populus, Salix, sensitive fern. ~30cm high, clump of ~25 stems. Common. two stigmas each.
Observed a pair nesting in a tree hollow next to the boardwalk.
with new antlers
Female (no upcoiled tip of abdomen); long snout clearly visible. Somewhat weak-flying. Found in a moist thicket.
Spreading in open weedy thicket along trail. Fruit hooked-bristly with a short, stubby beak. Crushed leaves with a sort of "sweet parsley" scent; did not try tasting it, but assumed edible.
According to the USDA website, the only Ohio record for this plant is from Ottawa County.
Common in dry oak woods -- in both open and shaded situations; just beginning to flower.
Infrequent; dry oak woods
Abundant in open areas along small stream. Second photo clearly shows the early-ripening fruit at the base of the inflorescence, considered a diagnostic character for this species.
In full flower; 5-10 shrubs in an open gas line ROW in dry oak woods. I watched a carpenter bee and a dark-colored skipper (probably a duskywing) pollinate the flowers as I took this photo.
singing in the woods
single plant in upland oak woods