By Matt Bayman
A mountain bike ride on the Roger Presley Trail in Tipp City.
Red winged blackbirds and other birds singing at Stillwater Prairie Reserve.
The Stillwater River frozen over near Falknor Road in Covington.
Tree frogs chirp in the early spring at Garbry Big Woods Sanctuary near Piqua.
Above and below: Beneath Ludlow Falls.
The suspension bridge at Maple Ridge Reserve near Covington.
The Great Miami River in the spring next to Eldean Covered Bridge in Troy.
Greenville Falls near Covington in the Spring.
Unusual ice formations on the Stillwater River at Brukner Nature Center.
See more images and learn more HERE.
Ludlow Falls in the spring.
The waterfall at Farrington Reserve between Piqua and Troy.
A snake on the bike path in Tipp City.
A young deer in Kyle Park in Tipp City.
A carpet of marsh marigold along the Great Miami Recreational Trail.
An old steel bridge at Honey Creek Preserve in Tipp City. Watch the bottom of the screen at the 7-second mark in the video to see a river otter run by.
A side view of Charleston Falls.
A leech at Garbry Big Woods Sanctuary.
Tornado damage on the Stillwater River in 2020 as seen from the bridge on Sugar Grove Road near Pleasant Hill.
Visiting the lost (and possibly haunted) village of Tadmor along the Great Miami Recreational Trail just south of Tipp City. Learn more HERE.
A wildflower display that takes place each April at the Tipp City Nature Center along the Great Miami Recreaitonal Trail.
The limestone steps at Stillwater Prairie Reserve. Learn more about how they got there HERE.
An early spring walk at Garbry Big Woods Sanctuary with tree frogs chirping.
Above: The icicles along the Greenville Falls gorge.
Below: In the spring and summer, grass grows upside down as this same place.
A spring stream at Brukner Nature Center.
A giant caterpillar takes a dive at Charleston Falls.
The cicada invation of 2021.
A stream coming out of the ground at the River's Edge Nature Preserve on Calumet Road in West Milton. Learn more about this park HERE.
And a few others, not far from home...
Leaves falling from above at Cantwell Cliffs in Hocking Hills.
A 360 degree view from atop Miamisburg Mound. Learn more HERE.
The shores of Lake Superior in Michigan. Learn more HERE.