November 3, 2017

Arc of Appalachia Preserve System: Kamama Prairie

Motion



Rare dry limestone prairie



Goldenrod on a summer day

Arc of Appalachia Preserve System: Plum Run Prairie

Acrobatic praying mantis



Tall-grass prairie



Domain of the Allegheny mound ants

Athens

The Crying Angel

Bob Evans Farm

Down on the farm y'all



Bob Evans with his famous sausage

Campbells Tunnel

900'+ of creepiness

Deer Creek State Park

Beach area



Angry birds on the beach



Beautiful day in a beautiful prairie



Limestone prairie



Gravel bluffs and Deer Creek Lake



Serenity over the lake

Great Seal State Park

Misplaced weather vane and picnic table on Bunker Hill

Highlands Nature Sanctuary: Crows Point

Butterfly and thistle



Sunflowers on a scorching day

Hopewell Culture National Historic Park: Hopeton Earthworks

Sunset over Hopeton Earthworks

The large square and circle enclosure at the Hopeton works are some of the largest of their kind and were used in conjunction with Mound City across the Scioto River. Recent research has shown the circular portion had a large ring of wooden posts mounted in the earthworks, making the Hopeton site the largest woodhenge in the world.

Milford Center Prairie State Nature Preserve

Morning light



Sumac



Prairie dock

Ohio Statehouse

The Ohio Statehouse viewed from the south



Old portion of the statehouse



Looking into the atrium which connects the old and new portions of the statehouse



The atrium setup for a wedding



Entering the rotunda from the atrium



The rotunda of the the new portion of the statehouse



The hills over Chillicothe on Ohio's great seal (stained glass version)

Tar Hollow State Forest

Sycamore on Piney Run

Waterloo State Forest

Hilltop pine stand

September 22, 2017

Kinnikinnick Fen

Foxtails in a misty landscape



Fen area



Black and yellow garden spider



Flush of color in the fen



Diverse and mysterious view into the fen

Toledo

Downtown Toledo from the Docks

Seneca Caverns

Inside the 'caviest cave in the US', a multi-level limestone fracture cave



One of Ohio's greatest mysteries... the old mistry river reaches the seventh level of Seneca Caverns and feeds the famous Blue Hole at Castalia. Still unknown... the true extent of the underground river system in northwest Ohio which feeds numerous caves and springs and eventually drains to Lake Erie.

Rock Mill

Old rope on one of the top floors of the mill

Indian Trail Caverns

Caverns formed by glacial moulin activity



Glacial pothole



Skylight

Green Springs

Largest sulphur springs in the world

National Museum of the Great Lakes

Model of the Great Lakes inside one of the finest museums in Ohio



Bell from the ship moored outside of the museum



Piece of the Old Ironsides ship



Old diving suit



The old ship moored in the Maumee River outside the museum



Onboard the ship looking towards downtown Toledo



Inside the captain's area at the front of the ship