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



Milkweed



Prairie Dock



Prairie False Indigo



Wild Potato-vine



Rattlesnake-master



Spotted St. Johnswort



St. Johnswort