Friday, May 14, 2010

Pickerington Ponds Metro Park

Here's a few pics from a nice hike we took at Pickerington Ponds Metropark.

A couple of Red Admiral butterflies gleaning minerals from detritus:

A Common Yellowthroat (a warbler):

A Great Egret taking a bath!

A heronry (nesting colony of Great Blue Herons):

Nice little creek:

A Garter Snake resting on Garlic Mustard:

Blue Flag (Iris):

A couple of Daddy Long-Legs:

Miami-Mist (Phacelia purshii Hydrophyllaceae - Waterleaf Family). This was a new one for us!:

Some sort of jumping spider:

Pearl Crescent butterflies mating:

Eastern Juvenile Red-tailed hawk (confirmation?):

A monarch:

A Fleabane (Aster Family):

Unidentified sparrow (guesses?):

Another great park in the Columbus area Metropark system!


  1. Nice to see you enjoying the woods again. Hope to see you both soon!!!

  2. Amazing! You saw so many great creatures and flowers!

  3. As I look at these pictures, I'm struck profoundly by how green they all are compared to your last location. I feel more at home seeing these pictures as your current landscape is so much closer to New England in vision then your last. Very lovely! Steve, hope the new job is working out great for you! Love the Nature Conservancy...~Vonnie, NH


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