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Category Archives: Natural History
This video shows a frantic bird battle that I observed in the Cleveland Metroparks in mid-May. I initially thought it was a trio of Eastern Bluebirds, with the male trying to court the female, while the was trying female trying … Continue reading
Two videos of singing amphibians from northeast Ohio in early June. A gray treefrog calls from a shaky perch, and a lonely male toad trills out his song. Continue reading
A trail camera set up in a woodland pond revealed a stunning pair of wood ducks swimming around. Continue reading
Photos and videos of calling American Toads seen in Cuyahoga County, Ohio in May 2019. Continue reading