Friday, May 26, 2006

A Participation Posting

I recently visited The Butterfly House in Whitehouse, OH. If you happen to know the name of any of these butterflies, leave a post at the bottom of the page. As we gather the posts we'll add the information under the appropriate photographs.

Butterfly 1

Butterfly 2

Butterfly 3

Butterfly 4 and 5

Butterfly 6

Butterfly 7

Butterfly 8

Butterfly 9 and 10

Butterfly 11

Butterfly 12

Butterfly 13

Butterfly 14

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Crossing the Border

A road trip to Bowling Green, Ohio.

Jerome Library on the campus of Bowling Green State University

Saddlemire Student Services Building on the campus of Bowling Green University.

Reclining Man

Reclining Man

Hook and Ladder belonging to the Bowling Green city fire department.

A 1969 John B. Bean superduty pumper truck. It held 500 gallons of water and is capable of pumping 1,000 gallons per minute. These two trucks were part of the Ohio State Fire School held on the campus.

Post Office in Haskins, OH

This is a 1946 Alco S-4 Switcher belonging to the Toledo, Lake Erie and Western Railroad located in Waterville, OH.

An old caboose, once belonging to the Nickel Plate Line which disappeared from the railroad scene sometime in the mid 1960's.

Great Black Swamp painting on the side of the Moose Lodge, Bowling Green, OH.

Veterans Memorial located at the Court House, Bowling Green, OH.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

A Rare Treat

So far we have counted over 35 different kinds of birds in our yard, all within ten yards of the house. Watching the Hairy Woodpeckers taking care of their young has been the highlight of the spring so far.

Rose-Breasted Grosbeak - Pheucitius ludovicianus

Wood Thrush -- Hylocichla mustelina

Indigo Bunting -- Passerina cyanea

Rose-Breasted Nuthatch - Sitta canadensis

Black-Capped Chickadee

White-Breasted Nuthatch -- Sitta carolinensis


Bluejay -- Cyanocitta cristata

Male Hairy Woodpecker

Male and female Hairy Woodpecker -- Dendrocopos villosus.
This is their nest in an old locust tree. The male is sitting on the tree, the female is in flight.


Barn along Pennsylvania Turnpike.

I'll wait for you here, Lucy.

Friday, May 05, 2006

Trout Stocking

The following pictures show students in the Northern Cambria High School Global Science class assisting with a fish stocking at Chest Creek along River Road.

This older monster truck has been sitting outside of Barnhart's Yamaha Shop for years.

Horses in pasture on Tire Hill.

Entrance on a private drive.

Clearfield Creek near Dysart.

I believe this is a spring moth. It is sitting on my hand. You can see how small it is in relationship to the hairs on my hand.