The first butterflies are beginning to wake up! This time of year you're likely to see Mourning Cloaks (look like swallowtails with less color, spots, and tails), and the Eastern Comma (shown below) as these butterflies overwinter living in trees and leaves eating sap, rotting fruit, and dung.
The trillium is still holding its form, but a few more were found nearby.
Beyond the trail I stopped by Rathburn Run and was pleasantly surprised by this curious little crayfish swimming about.
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.