Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

bendingtree

Date

May 18, 2015

Description

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

Photos / Sounds

Observer

bendingtree

Date

May 18, 2015

Description

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

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Wood Betony Pedicularis canadensis

Observer

bendingtree

Date

May 18, 2015

Description

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

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Scarlet Indian-paintbrush Castilleja coccinea

Observer

bendingtree

Date

May 18, 2015

Description

Local; eroding slope above Cuyahoga River valley.

Photos / Sounds

What

False Widow Spiders Genus Steatoda

Observer

pinkpimpernel

Date

May 20, 2015 04:14 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

naturalist39

Date

May 9, 2015

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

eastern skunk cabbage Symplocarpus foetidus

Observer

naturalist39

Date

May 9, 2015

Photos / Sounds

Observer

naturalist39

Date

May 9, 2015

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

bendingtree

Date

May 18, 2015

Description

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...

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Bee-like Robber Flies Genus Laphria

Observer

bendingtree

Date

May 18, 2015

Description

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

...Laphria divisor?

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

maidenhair fern Adiantum pedatum

Observer

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.

Photos / Sounds

What

diplazium pycnocarpon Homalosorus pycnocarpos

Observer

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.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Interrupted Fern Osmunda claytoniana

Observer

bendingtree

Date

May 18, 2015

Description

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

Photos / Sounds

What

great waterleaf Hydrophyllum appendiculatum

Observer

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?).

Photos / Sounds

What

Atlantic camas Camassia scilloides

Observer

bendingtree

Date

May 18, 2015

Description

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

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Blue Eyed Mary Collinsia verna

Observer

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.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Common Garter Snake Thamnophis sirtalis

Observer

trapperman

Date

May 18, 2015 08:10 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

bendingtree

Date

May 11, 2015

Description

Common dwarf tree in successional field, top of ridge.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

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!

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

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.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

eastern tiger swallowtail Papilio glaucus

Observer

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.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Blue Cohosh Caulophyllum thalictroides

Observer

bendingtree

Date

May 5, 2015

Description

Infrequent in mesic woods with oaks.

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

graioleksy

Date

May 15, 2015 01:10 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Dames Rocket (Hesperis matronalis) Hesperis matronalis

Observer

toughnutz31

Date

May 14, 2015 10:55 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

green dragon (Arisaema dracontium) Arisaema dracontium

Observer

toughnutz31

Date

May 14, 2015 12:19 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

twinleaf (Jeffersonia diphylla) Jeffersonia diphylla

Observer

toughnutz31

Date

May 14, 2015 10:25 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

red-eyed vireo Vireo olivaceus

Observer

ahazlett

Date

May 12, 2015 10:06 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

ovenbird Seiurus aurocapilla

Observer

ahazlett

Date

May 12, 2015 10:06 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

peewee

Observer

ahazlett

Date

May 12, 2015 10:38 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

hooded warbler Setophaga citrina

Observer

ahazlett

Date

May 12, 2015 10:08 AM EDT