In addition to great instructors, our classes have been at some great locations. This past weekend we talked about forest ecology at Christmas Rocks State Nature Preserve, Fairfield County, Ohio.
What a view, eh? We had to climb quite a steep hill to get to this vista, but it was certainly worth it.
Ack, everyone is writing down what he's saying, so it must be important. Maybe I should put down the camera and take notes!
Look at all those wooded hills. This is a good example of why southeast Ohio is sometimes referred to as the foothills of Appalachia.
Overall I haven't been out taking too many photographs lately, but I was able to spend some time out today just walking around and seeing what I could see. In addition to some nice flowers (which I will share in a later post), I saw some bugs. As you can imagine, one doesn't have to look far to see bugs at this time of year. In fact, this harvestman was on the leaf of a Jack-in-the-Pulpit next to our driveway:
I interrupted him (or her) while he was dining on this fly:
I also came across this most intriguing bug, which I assume to be some sort of beetle, but I can't identify it:
I love its coloring... almost like it's camouflaged to match the colors of the back of this daisy. If anyone out there can offer up an ID, I would appreciate it.
Until next time.