August, it's one of those months that really brings home the summer-ness of summertime. It drags you through the tall, hot, dry grasses - the tiny seeds and insects clinging to your hair, your sweaty skin, tangled in your clothes. August is why we beg for fall, for reprieve. Slowly we begin to see the changes. Here in late August the tupelo trees are just beginning to turn deep red, as are the sunsets. On occasion, the cool breeze gusts through cutting the heat. Mornings we start to see the fog rising from the valleys. Weather lore says - for every fog in August there will be snowfall the following winter.
August 2nd - Funk
Rainy day full of insects and blooming aquatic plants. Fish were jumping and immediately I was sent to the song (Summertime from Porgy & Bess).
August 8th - Farm and Killbuck Marsh
I'm grateful there are still some places where solitude may be found.
August 10th - Bog
There is always something interesting to see at the bog.
August 19th - Barnes & Farm
Big fluffy cloud days. Tupelo is beginning to turn its fall colors.
August 24th - Wooster Memorial
Getting up early can bring you some of the most amazing sights - see the fog rising through the shafts of light at the Trillium bridge.
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Since 2015 we have been exploring and sharing all the amazing things we’ve found in nature.
Emily is an Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist who is most often found out in the woods.