First up, Bloodroot, an early spring wildflower that grows around Hamilton. This one can be found pretty much anywhere with lots of trees and the right soil, water, and sunlight.
|Bloodroot at Borer's Falls Conservation Area|
You can pick out these birds by their odd sounding calls, which sound almost artificial in nature, like the strange digital noises you can get from a damaged CD.
|A pair of Brown-headed Cowbirds at Binbrook Conservation Area|
|Round-lobed Hepatica at Rock Chapel Sanctuary|
|Trout Lily at Crooks' Hollow Conservation Area|
Lastly, these birds are all over but I never seemed to get good photos of them.. until now! The Common Grackle is, well, common, but always seems to hide from the camera in a mess of branches or perched too far to get a good clear photograph. This one perched right up a few feet away whilst hiking the Optimists' Trail in Greensville. The Grackle even posed pretty well!
|Common Grackle along Spencer Creek at Optimists' Park in Greensville|