3-18-16. Geese have arrived at this point, but not much else.
4-12-16. Black River at flood stage. Shows some of the floodplain.
4-30-16. Red-winged Blackbird from a common vantage point.
4-30-16. One of several different species of violet.
5-06-16. Good hatch of goslings.
5-11-16. Caught the Toad Orgy Day.
5-16-16. An Eastern Kingbird pretending to be a Red-winged Blackbird.
5-29-16. This was a shot of a nicely posing Hobomok Skipper and it wasn't until I blew it up that I realized there was a Crab Spider predating a small bee! A more interesting subject!
6-10-16. Unicorn Clubtail.
6-10-16. Elegant Spreadwing
6-26-16. St John's Wort.
6-26-16. Immature male Halloween Pennant
6-26-16. A not good shot of something I have never seen there before. Great Horned Owl.
7-14-16. What happens to mushrooms.
7-27-16. Bright field with Michigan Lilies, Liatris and QA Lace.
8-01-16. Seedbox. A new find for me this year.
8-13-16. What a lot of the usually wet areas looked like. These huge clam shells emerged and were demolished by many species.
10-03-16. Sometimes it was hard to get up out of the forest floor.
11-17-16. And to finish off, a not wonderful shot of a tired Autumn Meadowhawk. THE END!
3-18-16. First wildflowers seen in the woods. Spring Cress with pollinator.
4-18-16. I like snakes.
4-30-16. Another shot of the Red-winged Blackbird.
4-30-16. View of the Floodplain showing several different wildflowers.
5-11-16. Female Eastern Forktail sharing her perch with a beetle.
5-11-16. The sound of the singing toads is absolutely ethereal. Doesn't seem like it could possibly be related to those dry warty creatures hopping around my garden.
5-19-16. Female Dot-tailed Whiteface.
5-29-16. Cicada year. Hard to forget the noise.
6-10-16. Slaty Skimmer.
6-10-16. Dot-tailed Whiteface female.
6-26-16. Blue Dasher.
6-26-16. Female Eastern Amberwing.
7-14-16. Fragile Forktail
7-14-16. Water level good, but starting to decline.
7-27-16. Ask me why I love to photograph Michigan Lilies. Reminds me of the Biblical "Behold the lilies of the field,"
8-01-16. Silhouette against a lovely sky.
8-07-16. Great Lobelia.
9-25-16. Back-lit Teasel. I like the spider web between the top two . This is an invasive species that has been spreading in the Wetland.
10-03-16. More fungus.
4-12-16. Note the water level. By the end of the season this will be almost all dry area.
4-20-16. Bluebells are an early floodplain flower.
4-30-16. Golden Alexanders
4-30-16. Bluets, or Quaker Ladies, are found in several clumps mainly along the woodland edge.
5-11-16. Two Bullfrogs pointedly ignoring each other with a turtle in the background.
5-16-16. Baskettail in a rare moment of repose.
5-19-16. A great Crane Fly on this Wild Hyacinth, Wild Hyacinth prefers a floodplain environment and blooms in NE Ohio mid-May.
6-03-16. Nice, fresh Twelve-spotted Skimmer.
6-10-16. Little Wood Satyr.
6-10-16. Hobomok Skipper
6-26-16. Posing Bullfrog
6-26-16. Double-striped Bluet.
7-14-16. Bumblebee on Swamp Milkweed
7-24-16. Water Whorehound.
7-27-16. Tiger Swallowtails enjoying the Liatris.
80716. Peck's Skipper,
8-13-16. Wasp on Swamp Milkweed.
9-25-16. The purple fields of Liatris turned yellow with Goldenrod and Sunflower types.
100316. In normal years most of this vegetation would be underwater.
4-12-16. A shot I frequently use for water level documentation. Quite full in April.
4-20-16. White Trout -lilies are also a floodplain wildflower.
4-30-16. Spring Beauties.
5-06-16. Fleabane, showings its attractiveness to pollinators.
5-11-16. Not sure what is going on with these two bees on a dandelion.
5-16-16. Juvenal's Duskywing on a mustard
5-19-16. Tree Swallow checking out this new fangled Bluebird house.
6-07-16. Common Whitetail.
6-10-16. Female Slaty Skimmer.
6-07-16. Elegant Spreadwings ovipositing. I rarely catch these.
6-26-16. Halloween Pennants flying tandem. I need to practice action shots more.
6-26-16. Blue-tipped Dancer.
7-14-16. Weevils. Love the snouts.
7-24-16. Swamp Rose.
7-27-16. Dewy Monkeyflower.
8-07-16. A pair of Green Herons moved in for a few weeks and foraged along the drying up wetlands.
9-25-16. This odd looking moth is called a Celery Looper.
10-17-16. The light hit these Pholiota just right!
4-12-16. Hispid Buttercup
4-20-16. White Trout -lily. Another floodplain wildflower.
4-30-16. Golden Ragwort, mainly found in the floodplain area.
5-06-16. Wild Geranium
6-11-16. Head of a young Snapping Turtle.
5-16-16. Wild Hyacinth. Another floodplain wildflower.
05-19-16. Juvenile Merganser passing through. This isn't usual Merganser habitat.
6-10-16. Orange Hawkweed
6-10-16. Dot-tailed Whiteface male.
6-07-16. Another fresh Twelve-spotted Skipper.
6-26-16. Horse Nettle.
6-26-16. Blue-fronted Dancer.
07-14-16. Great Spangled Fritillary.
7-27-16. These Michigan Lilies are some of my favorite things to photograph in the Wetland. They appeared several years ago and have been multiplying. I love the tiny spider web on this one.
7-27-16. Imagine how attractive to butterflies a patch like this is.
8-07-16. A battered female Twelve-spotted Skimmer.
8-13-16. Swamp Mallow
10-03-16. This was way too dry a year to encourage fungi, but there were a few.
10-15-16. One late Sneezeweed