Category Archives: wildflowers

Gentian Trifecta

I’ve mentioned that this spring and summer have been a time of flower exploration for me. Whereas in past years I ¬†might travel to find certain bird species, this year I traveled around northern Ohio to see our various wildflowers … Continue reading

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Asters are Blooming, and You Know What That Means

This morning, as I often do, I went for a walk at my favorite metropark. There was an unusual but welcome chill in the air, so I put on long pants instead of shorts. And instead of my usual walk … Continue reading

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Wildflower Wanderings

This spring I’ve spent more time than ever before searching for wildflowers around northwest Ohio. I’m a novice at identifying them, but I’m having a blast and am learning new things every day. One rainy day in April I took … Continue reading

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Ohio Has the Blues

The region of northwest Ohio where I live is called the Oak Openings. It’s one of the world’s rarest habitats, a band of sandy soil about five miles wide and 80 miles long, stretching across Ohio and southeastern Michigan. ¬†When … Continue reading

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