This week has been peak bloom for mid-Ohio's native Black Locust trees. Their Latin name Robinia pseudoacacia is a reflection of its Acacia-like flowers. You need to look no further than Ohio's highways and byways to find their white blossoms standing out like a beacon. The extra inches of rain we had this winter/spring must have super-sized their fragrant flowers.
|Two landscape specimens near Chesterville, Ohio.|
|The Acacia like flowers of Black Locust.|
In honor of pollinators, let's all plant a few of these bee trees.
|This unexpected behemoth resides in Ontario, Ohio.|
It did my heart good to find this venerable old locust on the edge of a landscaper's parking lot of a in Ontario, Ohio. One can only hope the owner appreciates the size and age of this over-sized tree and continues to allow it to grace the property. It would take the outstretched arms of at least two adults to encircle this massive tree.
|Who is this funny-looking caterpillar?|
|Silver-spotted Skippers... doing what they do.|
If you want to know what a person treasures, look at their photographs. As for me, I am taking more photos of Black Locusts, bees and butterflies.