Today we visited the Girdham Dunes, hunting for puccoon and thimbleweed. I think the links I have go to the correct varieties of each:
Prairie Thimbleweed, or Anemone cylindrica
In googling, I discovered the very useful National PLANTS Database. (Ohio plants at http://plants.usda.gov:8080/plants//ThreatenedServlet?statelist=states&qryon=sciname&stateSelect=39)
A tree frog. A very patient tree frog: the two people with me used their camera phones.
A bluebird on the road while I was driving away. I didn’t get a good look at all, but I don’t think we have any other birds here that are that blue.
An Eastern Towhee eating the blackberries on the dunes.