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Random Plant: American white water-lily

When I visited the Beaver Marsh at Cuyahoga Valley National Park a few weeks ago, two aquatic plants were abundant.  The first was yellow pond-lily (Nuphar lutea, Nymphaeaceae) which I wrote about recently.  The other was American white water-lily (Nymphaea … Continue reading

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Random Plant: Yellow pond-lily

Although I didn’t see any beavers in the Beaver Marsh at Cuyahoga Valley National Park, I did see a lot of interesting plants.  One was this yellow pond-lily (Nuphar lutea, Nymphaeaceae).  Some authorities like the USDA recognize only this one … Continue reading

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Midland Painted Turtle

I love getting a decent photo of a vertebrate, mostly because they’re so easy to identify.  Usually I spend most of my time looking at flowering plants and insects, which comprise about 74% of all known macroscopic species.  Vertebrates, on … Continue reading

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Eastern chipmunk

Last weekend I saw a ton of eastern chipmunks (Rodentia:  Sciuridae:  Tamias striatus) running around at Cuyahoga Valley National Park.  Since they were busy stuffing their faces for the impending winter, none of them seemed willing to hold still long … Continue reading

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Random Insect: Red admiral

While stopped alongside Tinkers Creek at Cuyahoga Valley National Park I came across a number of these red admirals (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Vanessa atalanta) sipping nectar from various late-summer asters.  These butterflies overwinter in the deep south, but migrate northward every … Continue reading

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Random Plant: Wingstem

Last weekend I visited Cuyahoga Valley National Park and along the Cuyahoga River I came across these conspicuous asters.  They were over six feet in height with large and thin alternate leaves and big yellow flowers with drooping ray florets.  … Continue reading

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Waterfalls of Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Here are three waterfalls in Cuyahoga Valley National Park located between Cleveland and Akron, Ohio. In order they are Bridal Veil Falls, Blue Hen Falls, and Brandywine Falls. Recorded 09/17/2011.

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