Wednesday, December 23, 2009

What Brought You to the Ohio Nature Blog?

Ultimately, I don't know what brought you here, but thank you for visiting during 2009. Many people arrive at this blog by entering a search term in an internet search browser. With tools like Google Analytics, web publishers can know exactly what search terms were used to find our blog. Maybe, just maybe, it was you who typed one of these terms into a search engine and landed here.

30 funny search terms that lead to the Ohio Nature Blog with my attempt at adding funny commentary after each one. it cold in ohio

Yes. It is. Mostly from Mid-November through March.

2. are there water moccasins in ohio

No. There were several variations of this basic question.

3. cardinal trying to get into house
Another frequent question

4. dinosaurs bones found in crawford county ohio
Ah, no, never happened. All our Ohio rocks are too old for Dinosaurs.

5. found crayfish exoskeleton in my basement
just weird!

6. quercus o'hare airport
Someone looking for Oaks in Chicago?

7. "good job tom"
Yes, someone actually found my blog with this search term

8. "grackle" "mating" "funny"
someone is searching for funny grackle mating. Isn't that weird?

9. 2009 ohio wildflowers not blooming

I saw them bloom, I swear.

10. "butter butts"
In reference to the yellow-rumped warbler.

11. "poop on michigan"
Extremely funny. Weston had a poop on Michigan onesy, that, well, he pooped all over.

12. 4-legged shrimp-like creature

13. a crayfish lives in our backyard lawn in ohio
Cool. I wish they lived in our backyard too.

14. animal that looks like a black lobster in woods in northeastern ohio
Why so many crayfish and lobster terms?

15. allergies from salamanders
I suppose its possible.....but seriously, isn't it more likely dust? Pollen? Perhaps mold?

16. alum creek beach ohio naturist area
Naturist. Not naturalist. This isn't that kind of blog.

17. are freshwater mussels edible in ohio

18. black camouflage fabric amish country ohio
So do they just mean black fabric? If you wear black fabric in Amish country, wouldn't you blend in pretty well?

19. can i feed garlic mustard to my red ear slider turtler (sic)
I wonder if this person tried. I don't think they'd like it.

20. can i let my 4 year old pet slider turtle go in a small pond in ohio
NO, NO, NO. This is why we have so many feral turtles swimming around the Olentangy and other bodies of water. I get this question ALL the time.

21. dawn wallpaper stripper
When I first looked at this, I read dawn stripper and thought once again, not that kind of blog. Then I thought back to my posts on taking down the wallpaper in our family room, and things made much more sense.

22. my son ate amur honeysuckle what should i do
ouch! I hope my son never eats amur honeysuckle, because I'm not sure what I would do either.

23. nature girls pic
yes, there are pictures of nature loving females here at this blog, but again, I'm thinking this is not what this person was after.

24. picture there she blows

25. ohio birds feeding them shrimp

gross and really smelly

26. ohio golf blog
this is what I get for my "Ohio Nature Blog" becomes the "Ohio Golf Blog" april fools day post.

27. pics of a boy and girl, both bald
Just one baldy here

28. sharon woods metro park woman

29. state farm audubon center, columbus, ohio

It's the GRANGE insurance center...wrong insurance company!

and last but not least.....

30. stegasaurus at ohio park
highly unlikely

So there you have it, some search term highlights for 2009. People actually typed these things and landed at the Ohio Nature Blog. And I don't know how you found this little corner of cyberspace, but I'm glad you did. Merry Christmas.



  1. Good post, Tom! I found your blog because I saw that you were leading a tour during the Natural Areas Conference in Cleveland (which I attended--the conference, not your tour, unfortunately), and then I followed-up on line and found your blog. I lived in Ohio from 1952 until 1980, and some of my family still lives in Summit and Portage counties, so I visit periodically.

  2. Great idea for a post, Tom. Being involved with two blogs myself, I see some of these odd (and sometimes creepy) searches that land people on my blogs. The strangest search that I've seen to date was "Lindsay Namestnik died" from someone in Brooklyn, New York. My wife isn't dead, and she's the only Lindsay Namestnik that I can find through internet searches. She was just a bit freaked out.

    Keep up the great work. I always enjoy reading your posts and seeing your excellent photography.

  3. i found you thru the nature blog network

  4. Funny post....I'm glad I found you, but don't remember how I did. Probably from another blog?

  5. This is really great stuff. I found your blog by typing in "sorority girls slumber party" :-)

    Seriously, I'm going to have to go into google analytics and see what people punch in to find mine!


  6. Pretty interesting post. Hope you have a Merry Christmas and a safe and happy new year.

  7. haha...funny.....I don't remember how I found your blog, though.... I've never looked at any form of analytics. I'll have to check it out!

  8. Happy holidays, hon! My best to you & yours for 2010!

  9. I found you through a link on Mary's blog.

    But I think I can give you at least one possible explanation for people finding a crayfish exoskeleton in their basement. If you have a basement that has a floor drain that drains out to a creek (as many people around here do), if your drain doesn't have a well installed mesh cover (most don't), then sometimes crayfish crawl up them. We live up a BIG hill, and we have ended up with a live crayfish in our drain's catch bin in our basement more than once.