Category Archives: General Nature

Beauty in the Yard

I am staying around the house this weekend and noticed some Damselflies landing on my plants in the front yard and grabbed my camera to capture some shots. They ended up being Familiar Bluet Damselfly […]

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Extirpated species from Ohio was found

I had a special treat today and got to photograph a supposed extirpated plant in Ohio. This species Orobanche riparia as it is called now was found at Shawnee Lookout in South Western Ohio by […]

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Trip to Daniel Boone National Forest

I spent Saturday August 21, 2010 in Kentucky with Dan Boone, and Jim Decker looking for several species of rare plants that I had never seen before and was looking forward to seeing them and […]

The Three Bird and Crane-fly Orchids

On Thursday July 29th I had the privilege of seeing and photographing the Three Bird Orchid (Triphora trianthophora). This rare species gets it name because it has three flowers that usually bloom at different time […]

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The Yellow-fringed Orchid

Last Saturday July 24th I got up early and headed east to Shawnee State Forest looking for another orchid to photograph. Knowing it was going to be really hot and humid by the afternoon I […]

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In search of the rare Purple-fringeless Orchid

Last night after work Carol and I headed east of Cincinnati in search of the rare Purple-fringeless Orchid in hopes seeing and photographing it. I found out from Dan Boone that it was in bloom […]

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The search for Viola macloskyi

On Sunday May 16, 2010 Dan Boone and I went to Cedar Bog in search of a white violet (Viola macloskyi). . It was reported by a researcher years ago and Dan is updating some […]

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Following in the footsteps of Dan Boone

On Saturdays March 20, and 28, 2010, Dan Boone and I drove east of Cincinnati to Adams, Highland and Scioto counties in search of blooming wildflowers. On both excursions we ran the same route with […]

Signs of Spring

Signs of spring On Monday March 8, 2010 my wife, daughter and I took a hike at one of the local parks in Hamilton County that is known to have skunk cabbage, a spring wildflower […]

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