Several new species of native plants have been discovered, as has a gorgeous katydid with one of the most complex songs in the singing insect world – possibly new to science.
Presenter: Jim McCormac, Botanist and Naturalist
Date: Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Location: Rocky River Nature Center, 24000 Valley Pkwy, North Olmsted, OH 44070 Map
In spite of Ohio’s long history of natural history exploration, exciting new finds and rediscoveries still occur on a regular basis. Several new species of native plants have been discovered, as has a gorgeous katydid with one of the most complex songs in the singing insect world – possibly new to science. The 3,000 species of moths in the state represent an incompletely understood frontier and a rare Ohio habitat supports a beautiful species that was just described to science. Encouraging are rediscoveries of species thought to have long vanished from Ohio, such as the gargantuan Carolina wolf spider. These finds, and others, have a common denominator – they were found at sites which had been protected as natural areas.
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The Rocky River Nature Center is located at 24000 Valley Parkway, North Olmsted, Ohio 44070. For directions and a map, visit our Birding Hotspot Map and be sure to add it to your Google My Maps.