Posted on October 9, 2016
Usually when we think of autumn color we’re thinking about leaves but recent outings in central Ohio have revealed that in the autumn color can come in many different shapes and sizes. The pictures below celebrate things we’ve seen in the last two weeks hiking and paddling. While peak color is still about two weeks away, it’s hard not to be charmed by the splashes of color amongst the predominately green landscape.
The green corridor along Griggs Reservoir and the Scioto River is still providing opportunities to view migrated birds as well as local residents.
. . . and plenty of insects, spiders, and flowers too!
Mudflats and logs exposed along Alum Creek due to slightly lower water levels provided an opportunity to see a few shorebirds.
The little bit of rain we’ve had recently brought out some fungi.
Unlike two or three weeks ago when there were Ospreys everywhere, when we paddling the north end of Alum Creek Reservoir last Thursday none were seen. However, there were a lot of cormorants and gulls.
As if sensing the warm weather won’t last forever . . .
The amount of insect activity we’ve seen in the last two weeks has been been truly amazing. We haven’t had our first frost yet so I’m sure a lot will change once that happens. Meanwhile we’ll continue to enjoy. Thanks for stopping by.
Category: Alum Creek, Alum Creek Reservoir, autumn color, birding in central ohio, canoeing, Central Ohio Nature, Central Ohio Parks, Griggs Park, Hiking, Ohio Nature, photography, Wildflowers Tagged: Belted Kingfisher, Blue-fronted Dancer, Blue-headed Vireo, Calico Aster, Canon 60D with Sigma 150-500mm, Cape May Warbler, Carolina Wren, Common Checkered Skipper, Corn Earworm Moth, Double-crested Cormorant, Eastern Phoebe, Green Heron, Grey Hairstreak, Monarch Butterfly, Non-inky Coprinus, Northern Flicker, Orange Sulfur, Panasonic FZ200, Pearl Crescent, Praying Mantis, Red-tailed Hawk, Solitary Sandpiper, Song Sparrow, Spotted Sandpiper, Variable Orb Weaver, Variegated Fritillary, Wandering Glider, Witches' Butter, Yellow-throated Vireo
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