Every day I turn over all of the rocks outside my office in search of new insects. Once I found a salamander, but this is by far my most exciting find yet–a Northern ring-necked snake (Diadophis punctatus edwardsii)!! It was so small that for a split-second my brain thought “what kind of worm is that?” These snakes live in all but the very northwest region of Ohio and enjoy spending their days under rocks or other cover! I’m so thrilled to see one for he first time!

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Ivy In Winter; View From My Mother’s Kitchen Window, Sandusky Ohio 2008

Limited edition 8x10 archival print up for auction today April 7 at Stivers School for the Arts in Dayton Ohio. Stivers is a public magnet school, grades 7-12. This auction benefits the photography program.

If I myself hadn’t gone to a high school with an advanced art & photography program, I might not have known that I was meant to pursue a career in photography. Kids need art programs! Consider contributing to a local arts program if you can.

More of a funny moment than anything really. But I work at a northwest Ohio pizza chain and we legitimately had a woman call to apologize for her son as he had previously been calling us multiple times a day asking for a boneless pizza. Sometimes ya gotta love moms


Bigfoot (also known as Sasquatch), is a cryptid humanoid ape-like creature that is said to inhabit the Pacific Northwest region of North America. 

After five years of research, scientists now claim Bigfoot does exist

Appearance & Etc 

  • 2-3 meters tall.
  • Around 43cm footprints.
  • Weighing about 220 kg.
  •  It is typically covered in dark brown or dark reddish hair.
  • Very strong, unpleasant odour.
  • Teeth similar to human teeth.
  • 15x stronger than humans.
  • Able to run at speeds of 35mph.
  • Large eyes.

Scientists argue whether Bigfoot’s diet is vegetarian, carnivore, or omnivore. 


  • Early Native American tribes saw Bigfoot as a spiritual being, depicting it on totem poles, and had a name for the creature in their own language. They saw Bigfoot as a protector of the woods.

  • The British explorer David Thompson is sometimes credited with the first discovery in 1811 of a set of Sasquatch footprints.

  • Since then there have been many sightings of the creature in Western Canada, and in many states of the US, especially the Pacific Northwest, Ohio, and even as far south as Florida, where the swamp-dwelling beast is known as the Skunk Ape.
  • In 1965, Bigfoot was officially put on the endangered species list in Russia. Germany and France followed suit in 1967. 

anonymous asked:

(Ohio is hardcore. 10 degree weather and the high schoolers are out in tank tops and shorts like it's a warm summer day)

I don’t know if we’re hardcore, but yeah, that is a thing that happens. There was a dude at my university who wore shorts every single day, no matter what, and we were up in northwest Ohio. He’d just go strolling across campus during a frostbite-advisory like it wasn’t even a thing.

Originally posted by apelicano


I was just called a racist on a message board from my hometown area because I asked someone how many of the people he knew who made over $500k a year were an ethnicity other than white.  

Even hinting that there may be inequality between the races makes you a racist in NW Ohio.  

For the record, the data I found quickly (via Wikipedia, where it’s sourced) says that in 2004 non-Hispanic White households made a median of $140,000 a year, while others made a median of $24,000 a year.

But, they’ll retort that’s Wikipedia and not facts.

I don’t actually know how many of my followers live around me… But If you are from northwest Ohio please keep your doors locked. 2 men escaped from the correctional institution in Lima. T.J. Lane, convicted for a school shooting (I’m sure you’ve seen the picture with “Killer” written on his shirt at his court hearing) and Clifford Opperud convicted for robbery, burglary, and kidnapping. PLEASE stay safe.