: Taken by naturalist and nature conservator Ralph Ramey at Cedar Bog Nature Preserve in Urbana, Ohio, this is a photograph of a female white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) standing on a foggy road. The white-tailed deer is native to North America and has high populations in Ohio.
Naturalist and photographer Ralph Ramey documented plants, animals, insects, and other notable features of the Ohio landscape on his travels throughout Ohio. Ramey (1928 - 2019) was a prolific writer and authored "Fifty Hikes in Ohio: Walks, Hikes, and Backpacking Trips throughout the Buckeye State," often illustrating his books and lectures with his photographs. Ramey spent time working for the Franklin County Park District, the Miami County Park District, and served as Director of the Glen Helen Nature Preserve in Yellow Springs, Ohio. He also worked as the chief of the Division of Natural Areas and Preserves with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, before retiring in 1994. View on Ohio Memory.
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: Deer; Mammals; Nature photography; Naturalists; Nature Conservation Places
: Urbana (Ohio); Champaign County (Ohio)