November 29, 2011

Whipple State Nature Preserve

Dolomite slump block

Life and Death in late Fall

Natural spring

Copperhead Lookout Tower

The Copperhead Lookout Tower is Ohio's oldest fire lookout tower. It is one of four lookout towers still open to the public. The tower can be accessed from Forest Road 6 in Shawnee State Forest in Scioto County.

View of Shawnee State Forest from the Copperhead Lookout Tower

Kiser Lake State Park

Kiser Lake

September 1, 2011

Ohio Historical Center

The Ohio Historical Center is the museum of the Ohio Historical Society and is located next to the Ohio State Fairgrounds

The atrium opens to the first and second floors

Fossilized Mastadon

A stuffed specimen of the (believed-to-be) extinct Ivory-Billed Woodpecker

Stuffed specimens of the extinct Carolina Parakeet, the only native eastern parrot during Ohio's frontier era

 Ohio's priceless Indian heritage on display

The famous Adena pipe made of Ohio pipestone

The Wray Figurine

Human effigy from the Seip Mound

One of the mysterious tablets from a lost culture of Moundbuilders

 The famous Tremper Pipes

River Otter effigy pipe

The original Ohio statehouse bell

Ohio Village, a step back into Ohio's past

A lonely street in Ohio Village

August 30, 2011

Kiser Lake Wetlands State Nature Preserve

Marsh at the headwaters of Kiser Lake

Wild Sweet-William

Shrubby Cinquefoil

Common Buckeye

Woodland on the fringe of Kiser Lake Wetlands SNP

August 14, 2011

Twin Creek Metro Park

Twin Creek

Hoary Tick-Trefoil

Rose Pink

Sweet Pea

Eastern Comma

Dogwood Pond

July 24, 2011

2010 Bobcat and Black Bear Sightings

ODNR Division of Wildlife Confirmed Sightings

Bobcat 2009: 92
Bobcat 2010: 106

Black Bear 2009: 51
Black Bear 2010: 64

Source: Wild Ohio magazine. Summer 2011.

July 19, 2011

Jeremiah Morrow Bridge

The Jeremiah Morrow Bridge spans the Little Miami River
near Fort Ancient in Warren County

Wood Strawberry

Heartleaf Hedgenettle

Tall Bellflower

Deptford Pink

Red Clover

A solemn monument to a lost loved one

July 15, 2011

Chaparral Prairie State Nature Preserve

The Bald Hill of Chaparral Prairie

Butterfly Weed


Prairie Dock

Prairie False Indigo

Wild Potato-vine


Spotted St. Johnswort

St. Johnswort