The Birds of Winter

The fall color is gone here in central Ohio. The tree branches stand naked against the gray late November sky. Any wildflowers that remain, after several very cold nights, I’m convinced are really fossils from a bygone era. Looking out on Griggs Reservoir or the ponds at Prairie Oaks reveals little more than a few gulls and the always reliable Mallard Ducks. Whats a nature lover…

Autumn Along The Reservoir

Early autumn is my favorite time. Colors are just beginning to break the green flow of the Griggs Reservoir shoreline. A branch with just a few red leaves will cause you to wonder. Animals are still about, butterflies, dragonflies, herons, and warblers. As fall progresses, particularly along Griggs, greens, yellows and reds give way to more browns and the colors seem  just a bit more muted. Today we walked…

Hello world!

Columbus Ohio is usually not considered a nature lovers mecca. Having said that, the goal of this blog is to share my wife’s as well as my own experiences out of doors in central Ohio and the natural beauty we discover. The perspective will be that of two novices who enjoy observing and photographing birds, butterflies, dragonflies and wildflowers and the whole experience of being outdoors. Hopefully this will inspire readers to get outdoors and…