Posted on August 4, 2014
Late July and early August is a great time to grab your camera and binoculars and go for a hike at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park. The park has reestablished extensive areas of prairie containing many types of native wildflowers. With the flowers come butterflies and other types of insects. Eastern Meadowlarks, Indigo Buntings and other birds are also attracted to the area. If you ever questioned the value of native prairies in promoting biodiversity visit Battelle Darby and take a close look. You’ll be amazed at what there is to see.
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Category: Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park, Birding in Ohio, butterflies, Central Ohio Nature, Central Ohio Parks, Columbus, flowers in central ohio, Ohio Nature, photography Tagged: Blazing Star, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, bullfrog, Cardinal, Cardinal Flower, Daddy Longlegs, Familiar Bluet, Giant Swallowtail, Goldfinch, Hackberry Emperor, Indigo Bunting, Olympus E620, Panasonic FZ-150, Red Admiral, Red Milkweed Beetle, Silver Spotted Skipper, Silvery Checkerspot, Spicebush Swallowtail, Spiny Soft Shell Turtle, Sunflower, Tall Bellflower, Tufted Titmouse, Yellow Coneflower, Zabulon Skipper
Posted on July 12, 2013
When asked about waterfalls around Griggs Reservoir most people mention Haden Run Falls, but after a rainy spell like we’ve had recently, there are several others that are beautiful to see. These waterfalls are found by exploring the small coves on the west side of the reservoir by canoe or kayak. To find them the reservoir level needs to be high as a result of recent heavy rains. The waterfalls were a real treat but we also saw numerous small turtles, a Spotted Sandpiper, and Prothonotary Warbler as we paddled the reservoir and entered the coves.
In an effort to control storm drainage flowing into the reservoir a number of rain gardens have been constructed on the east side of the reservoir and planted with various types of wildflowers. The gardens are delightful and provide a home for many types of interesting insects as Kingbirds and Robins perch in the nearby trees..
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Category: canoeing in central ohio, Central Ohio Nature, flowers in central ohio, Griggs Reservoir, photography, waterfalls Tagged: canoeing, Cup Plant, Ebony Jewelwing, Griggs Reservoir, Kingbird, Lizard's Tail, Map Turtle, photography, Prothonotary Warbler, rain gardens, Robin, Snapping Turtle, Spotted Sandpiper, waterfalls, Widow Skimmer, Yellow Coneflower
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