Dan and I decided to head out to Goll Woods today despite the cool, wet weather and see what spring ephemerals were blooming.
There was a walk organized by the Toledo Naturalists Association, the Ohio DNR and Wild Ones. It was well attended and so moved slowly.
We soon found ourselves getting restless and forged ahead on our own.
There were many vernal pools. Although most frogs had mated weeks ago, we heard Spring Peepers and Chorus frogs singing.
Wild Blue Phlox
(I think. Had we stayed with the group we would have known for sure.)
Large Flowered Trillium
The forest floor was carpeted with flowers.
Dan looking for the Turkeys that we heard.
A poor photograph of a black Fox Squirrel
I have often seen melanistic variants of Gray Squirrels, but never of a Fox Squirrel. We saw yet another further down the path.
One of several Red Headed Woodpeckers. They made quite a racket.
We never did find those Turkeys we heard.