Friday, October 28, 2011

Liberty Park, Twinsburg, Ohio, Along the Buttonbush Trail

Lichens and moss abound in Liberty Park, which has two buttonbush swamps.

Mossy log

Today's dense fog began to lift just as I arrived around 11am.

Ugh! The trails were very muddy, and I slipped and got muddy knees!

The boardwalks were even more slippery with a thin film of wet moss and assorted wet leaves on them.  You don't want to slip there, as the mud and standing water on either side were several inches deep!

The sun trying to burn through the lifting fog.

A blind of some sort, though how one enters it, I don't know!
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Monday, October 24, 2011

Arrowhead Orchard, Paris, OH

Stopped at Arrowhead Orchard on the way home today.  Got honeycrisp apples, homemade apple dumplings, and peanut brittle!  I love that place!
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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Sunday Hike at Silver Creek Metro Park

Fall foliage along Silver Creek

A very distinguished White Oak

A praying mantis along the trail, this one gold, compared to the green praying mantis we saw two weeks ago.

Garter Snake

A barn along the Chippewa trail

A lovely pond and favorite breeding place for dragonflies
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Monday, October 17, 2011

Hike at Goodyear Heights Metropark

Alder Pond

Carpet of leaves along the trail

Pumpkins along Route 43

Have you got your Halloween Pumpkin lined up yet?

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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Firestone Metropark, Redwing Trail

The Redwing Trail is an easy hike along a 1.2 mile path

Cardinal on Bridge over the Tuscarawas River

Maple Leaf

Tulip Poplar Leaf

Chipmunk blends in well.

Great blue heron keeps an eye out for fish.

He also keeps a wary eye on me.

Hiker in red walks beside Little Turtle Pond.
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Monday, October 10, 2011

Bunny (Watercolor Sketch)

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Springfield Bog, Prairie Trail, Springfield Twp, Ohio

View from the Prairie Trail

Can anyone identify (1)?"

New England Aster

Queen Anne's Lace

Black-eyed Susan

Woodland path

Daisy Fleabane


Can anyone identify (2)?

Chickory with a visitor

Evening primrose?

Soybean field

Posted by Picasa Interesting Feature:  The Continental Divide passes through Springfield Bog.  Rain falling on the northeastern corner of the park ends up in Lake Erie.   Rain flowing on the southern and western portions of the park end up in the Ohio River, and eventually the Chesapeake Bay.