Posted in Plants and trees

Basic Fern Identification

For some time I had been wanting to learn more about ferns, so I took advantage of a workshop on fern identification being held at the Wahkeena Nature Preserve in Fairfield County, Ohio. Wahkeena is a great place to learn about ferns since 29 species of fern grow there (Wahkeena's official blog publishes a list of their local fern species). Naturalist Tom Shisler led the workshop which is called Focus on Ferns. In this post I'm going to introduce you to a number of common ferns found in Ohio by Read more ➜
Posted in Flowers


My family went for a hike in Ohio's Mohican State Park this weekend, and I noticed a number of flowers that were just beginning to unfurl. To see more-developed examples of the above flowers, check out my post, Common Spring Wildflowers in Ohio. Besides the flowers, fiddlehead ferns also were beginning to unfurl. New life is emerging all over the forests. Read more ➜