Males & females. Manchester Rd. Trailhead.
Found moving through leaf litter
Vine. Had a few of these attached.
These were everywhere. I can upload more pictures if needed. Opposite branching. Is this a dogwood...or a viburnum?
Found this branch on the forest floor. I noticed the clustered buds at the tip of the twig (suggestive of oak) and the pointed tip (suggesting red oak group). I figured it was a northern red, but those hairy buds make me think Black. I was too stupid to look around for the tree itself to check out the bark!
By the way, here is a site I often use (and love):
Can anyone recommend a good book on ferns for the Cleveland region? Has anyone checked out the Fascinated Naturalist's Guide to Ferns of the Cleveland Metroparks? I've heard of it, but haven't ever seen it. I do have Peterson's guide, but I guess I get overwhelmed. What about the Fern Finder?
Flock of 15 flushed out midday in Kendall park. Couldn't get camera out until they were gone
Just a note to say that this photo was taken by a park volunteer photographer and not myself.
Post-Thanksgiving happy dance
Leucistic red tailed hawk; seen around Everett village/covered bridge area. We have seen her on a nest in past years, but have never seen her offspring. Visitors often report her as a "snowy owl."
Nematodes on newts. Associated with environments with snails - a host in the life cyle of snails - not harmful to the newt - eventually work their way out of the animal as they develop.
Female otter and young seen feeding in Beaver Marsh.