March 27, 2012

Glen Helen

Birch Creek Cascades



Glen Helen is named for Helen Birch, a wealthy girl who used the Glen as her private playground. Helen's Stone, seen here, marks the spot where she used to read under an old (still standing) Oak tree.



Pompey's Pillar



The famous Yellow Spring, a local landmark to Indians, and the namesake of Yellow Springs, Ohio



One of the many old-growth White Oak trees in the Glen



Ricciardi Spring



Woodland spring

Hutchins State Nature Preserve

The Olentangy River as seen from the High Banks shale outcrop



Rue Anemone



Downy Yellow Violet



Blue Phlox



Portion of the horseshoe-shaped Highbanks Earthworks built by the Cole Culture

Highbanks Metro Park

Exposed shale in a stream ravine



Wood Violet



Red Squirrel



Spring woodland

March 19, 2012

Clear Creek Metro Park

Hemlock ravine



Written Rock (prehistoric rock shelter and petroglyph)



Sandstone cave



The slump block known as Leaning Lena along Clear Creek Road



Chickweed growing on Leaning Lena



 Lake Emily



Blue Flag



Mountain Laurel



Artist's Conk

Tucker State Nature Preserve

Swamp forest in March



Northern Flicker



Bloodroot

Blacklick Woods Metro Park

Buttonbush swamp forest

March 2, 2012