• A variety of wildlife

    Date: May 30, 2022 at 5:30 pm

    Location: Greenway Bike Trail--Orwell Public Hunting Area

    Wildlife Seen: 3 Dame's Rocket/Bumblebee Species/Female Hummingbird

    Behavior Observed:

    I was fitness bike riding and studying nature simultaneously on the Greenway Bike Trail near Orwell Public Hunting Area in Ashtabula County. I photographed a Dame’s Rocket wildflower (Hesperis matronalis) while (what I believe to be) a Bumble bee (Bombus spp.) was nectaring on it, and (what I believe to be) a female Hummingbird bird (Archilocus colubris) was behind it. See attached photograph. This same ecological scenario was also observed on the Bike Trail at Swine Creek Reservation in Geauga County. More people should “bike and study nature”–this exercises the body and mind.