Turtles and Trout Lilies

I must confess that on a recent urban hike down to the Scioto River and Griggs Reservoir I was so enraptured by the beauty and warmth of the spring day that I had a hard time taking pictures. I just wanted to be not do.

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Fortunately my wife wasn’t as seriously affected and managed to get some lovely shots of Trout Lilies among other things.

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Bird wise, Blue Gray Gnatcatchers and Yellow-rumped Warblers were seen but were either uncooperative or two far away for a picture that would do them justice. Yellow Throated Warblers were heard signing their hearts out in the top of Sycamores but they weren’t moving making them hard to locate.

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Below are a few of the things seen:

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White Trout Lilies in full bloom, (Donna)

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A close up, (Donna)

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They get their name for their leaves that reminded someone of a Brown trout, (Donna)

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They weren’t everywhere but where they were it was a real celebration, (Donna)

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A Robin poses for my wife

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The Cut-leaf Toothwort was making a good showing.

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Another view showing it’s leaves.

 

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A Red-bellied Woodpecker seems to almost land on my wife’s head, (Donna)

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Looking rather strange, Dryad’s Saddle emerges

 

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Eastern Comma enjoys the spring sun, (Donna)

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Several Flickers were seen.

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It’s a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, honest!

 

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A lone Map Turtle enjoys the warm sun.

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While across the river several have found the perfect log, (Donna)

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A male Goldfinch sums up the day, (Donna).

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Thanks for stopping by.

12 Comments on “Turtles and Trout Lilies

  1. Oh, I love your turtles! The woodpecker and goldfinch are beauties and that dryad’s saddle very weird! Great selection of pics.

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