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bendingtree

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May 18, 2015

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Uncommon, few plants observed; prairie-like forest edge on eroding slope, soil calcareous; plants perennial.

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bendingtree

Date

May 18, 2015

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Locally common; eroding calcareous slope; less common in open areas, tending to reach greatest abundance under trees.

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Wood Betony Pedicularis canadensis

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bendingtree

Date

May 18, 2015

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Infrequent; oaky slopes above wetland; soils with some calcareous influence, uncommon for this region. all observed plants with pale yellow flowers only.

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Scarlet Indian-paintbrush Castilleja coccinea

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bendingtree

Date

May 18, 2015

Description

Local; eroding slope above Cuyahoga River valley.

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False Widow Spiders Genus Steatoda

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pinkpimpernel

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May 20, 2015 04:14 PM EDT

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naturalist39

Date

May 9, 2015

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eastern skunk cabbage Symplocarpus foetidus

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naturalist39

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May 9, 2015

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naturalist39

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May 9, 2015

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bendingtree

Date

May 18, 2015

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And one more for good luck. ;)

This species does not produce four-leaved clovers as much as T. repens does.... Adjacent to the plant in the photo there was a patch of T. repens which had an overwhelming amount of 4-, 5-, and 6-leaved clovers... must be something in the soil. This was photographed at the edge of an active cornfield...

I now have enough luck to last me for at least a decade, I think...

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Bee-like Robber Flies Genus Laphria

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bendingtree

Date

May 18, 2015

Description

Uncommon, only 1 individual seen, resting on decorticated log, edge of mesophytic forest.

...Laphria divisor?

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maidenhair fern Adiantum pedatum

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bendingtree

Date

May 18, 2015

Description

Uncommon; rich, moist slope under black maple. Associated with Diplazium pycnocarpon, Deparia acrostichoides, and Osmunda claytoniana. Pretty nice company, I'd say.

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diplazium pycnocarpon Homalosorus pycnocarpos

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bendingtree

Date

May 18, 2015

Description

Locally common; rich, moist slopes, black maple forest above RR tracks.

It's hard to pick one, but this is probably my favorite fern. Always a smile when I come across it.

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Interrupted Fern Osmunda claytoniana

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bendingtree

Date

May 18, 2015

Description

infrequent; rich, moist slopes above RR tracks, in light gaps in woods.

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great waterleaf Hydrophyllum appendiculatum

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bendingtree

Date

May 18, 2015

Description

Locally common; rich slope above RR tracks, achieving greatest abundance in light gaps. I noticed this population exhibited herbivory from some unknown insect (I suspect a species of lepidoptera, but I could find no caterpillars -- perhaps they hide in leaf duff during the day?).

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Atlantic camas Camassia scilloides

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bendingtree

Date

May 18, 2015

Description

Uncommon; stream terrace in mesic woods. I noticed the flowers were popular with ants...

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Blue Eyed Mary Collinsia verna

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bendingtree

Date

May 18, 2015

Description

I came too late. All of these were past peak bloom, and it was difficult to find plants with more than one flower. I had to get a little creative to find an interesting shot ...

Local, single population restricted to stream terrace, edge of mesic woods.

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Common Garter Snake Thamnophis sirtalis

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trapperman

Date

May 18, 2015 08:10 AM EDT

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bendingtree

Date

May 11, 2015

Description

Common dwarf tree in successional field, top of ridge.

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bendingtree

Date

May 11, 2015

Description

Heavenly fragrance ....

I've added a photo with a halictid bee as pollinator -- hanging on an anther. What a life!

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bendingtree

Date

May 11, 2015

Description

Caught a fly. I would like to see how these insects capture prey. They do not appear very fast or powerful.

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eastern tiger swallowtail Papilio glaucus

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bendingtree

Date

May 5, 2015

Description

Two individuals puddling on wet shore of small stream in woods. They are so tame when they do this; I could have reached out and touched them, if I had wanted to.

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Blue Cohosh Caulophyllum thalictroides

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bendingtree

Date

May 5, 2015

Description

Infrequent in mesic woods with oaks.

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bendingtree

Date

May 11, 2015

Description

3 or 4 discrete clumps, did not appear to be rhizomatous; growing directly on moist, moss-covered sandstone ledge in shade. Sheaths closed.

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graioleksy

Date

May 15, 2015 01:10 PM EDT

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Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

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mperdicas

Date

May 15, 2015 09:51 AM EDT

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Northern Brown Snake Storeria dekayi ssp. dekayi

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mperdicas

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April 8, 2015 11:50 AM EDT

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Northern Brown Snake Storeria dekayi ssp. dekayi

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mperdicas

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May 15, 2015 09:36 AM EDT

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Daisy Fleabane (Erigeron strigosus) Erigeron strigosus

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toughnutz31

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May 14, 2015 04:15 PM EDT

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green dragon (Arisaema dracontium) Arisaema dracontium

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toughnutz31

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May 14, 2015 12:19 PM EDT

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long beech fern Phegopteris connectilis

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bendingtree

Date

May 12, 2015

Description

Very local population, yet apparently stable; scattered along moss-covered sandstone outcroppings above perennial stream.

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