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“Stonewort” or Chara

The Frog Blog - Aquatic Weed Wednesday Hello everyone and happy Wednesday! Today we will be talking about an aquatic plant that is not actually a plant but rather a macroalgae (algae large enough to be seen with the naked eye) c alled Chara or sometimes, “stonewort”...

Flat-Stemmed Pondweed

The Frog Blog - Aquatic Weed Wednesday Hello everyone and happy Wednesday! To continue with our Wednesday showcase of aquatic plants that can be found in Ohio, we are going to look into flat-stemmed pondweed (Potamogeton zosteriformis). Flat-stemmed pondweed is a...

Common Fish of Ohio – Walleye

The Frog Blog - Fish Fridays! Today is Friday so we will be looking into another fish that may commonly be found in some lakes, the walleye (Sander vitreus). Walleye are a very popular sportfish that can be found in many areas around the Great Lakes. In fact, many...

Eurasian Watermilfoil

The Frog Blog - Aquatic Weed Wednesday Happy Wednesday! Today we will talk a little bit about a very common invasive aquatic species (AIS) found in Ohio waters and across the US called Eurasian watermilfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum). Eurasian watermilfoil is a pesky...

Common Fish of Ohio – Largemouth Bass

The Frog Blog - Fish Fridays! Today is Friday so we will be looking into another fish that may be commonly found in some of your ponds, the largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides). Identification The largemouth bass is a popular sportfish that is highly sought after...

Coontail

  The Frog Blog - Aquatic Weed Wednesday Happy Wednesday everybody! Today I will be talking about a common aquatic plant that many of you may find in your pond or lake called coontail (Ceratophyllum demersum). Coontail is a native aquatic plant that is commonly found...

Common Fish of Ohio – Yellow Perch

The Frog Blog - Fish Fridays! Fridays, I will be showcasing a fish that you may find in Ohio. Today we are going to talk about yellow perch (Perca falvescens), a fish that many people commonly add to their ponds. Identification Yellow perch are commonly sought after...