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.
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Emily is an Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist who spends her time exploring and learning about the unique history and nature in North East Ohio. She lives with her husband and cat in Wooster where she is also a family portrait and nature photographer as well as grows and cans her own vegetables. When she's not doing that, yoga and embroidery (not at the same time) are other things she enjoys.