All Pictures from Ohio Dominican's Campus in Fall of 2019 (unless otherwise noted)

Taken during ENV331 (Mammalogy), BIO202 (Botany, Zoology, and Ecology), and ENV115 (Environmental Science)

Blake Mathys, Ph.D.

Link to Report (with pictures) for 2019 Owl Walk

Dr. Mathys with buffalofish

Silverjaw Minnow (the first documented on campus)

Jaden with Common Carp

Ben Rich (from Ohio EPA) holding a carpsucker

Black Crappie

Smallmouth Bass

Hybrid Sunfish

Northern Hogsucker

Northern Hogsucker

Longear Sunfish

Rock Bass


Saugeye teeth

Smallmouth Bass

Yellow Bullhead

Yellow Bullhead

Northern Cardinal

Tennessee Warbler

Song Sparrow

Amin holding Song Sparrow

Peromyscus mouse caught on campus for mammalogy course

Katy with Peromyscus mouse

Peromyscus mouse caught on campus for mammalogy course

Peromyscus mouse caught on campus for mammalogy course

Short video of one of the mice

Map Turtle found during Mammalogy class (yes, I'm aware that it's not a mammal)

Katy holding Map Turtle

Leech that we took off of the map turtle

Greenside Darter

Green Sunfish

Green Sunfish

Green Sunfish

Close view of face of Green Sunfish

Hybrid (BluegillxGreen Sunfish) on top, pure Green Sunfish on bottom

River Carpsucker

Lips of River Carpsucker

Dr. Mathys with River Carpsucker

Very small (young-of-year) Rock Bass

Dr. Mathys with Common Carp

Caitlyn with four Logperch

Closer view of the Logperch

Green Frog seen along Alum Creek while we were seining for fish

Northern Hog Sucker

Natalie holding a Stoneroller

Closer view of Stoneroller

Stonecat Madtom

Spotfin Shiner

Streamline Chubs

Striped Shiner, the first one I've seen in Alum Creek

Students examining a saugeye (a hybrid between a walleye and a sauger)

Closer view of Saugeye, the first I've seen in Alum Creek

Sunfish; probably a hybrid between a Bluegill and a Green Sunfish

Sunfish; possibly a hybrid. Very nice colors.

On September 18th the Environmental Science class caught a Common Carp; it's usually difficult to get larger fish into a seine, so we were very excited.

Alex with Common Carp

Amin with Common Carp

Ayden with Common Carp

Billy with Common Carp

Caitlyn with Common Carp

George with Common Carp

Kenyon with Common Carp

Dr. Mathys with Common Carp

Alex with three stonerollers and a silver shiner




Dragonfly larva

Fathead Minnow

Cool fungus

Gray Catbird

Haleigh and Amin identifying fish


Mammalogy students out exploring

Orangespotted Sunfish

Silver Shiner



Spotted Sucker

Streamline Chub

Trout-Perch (the first I have seen in Alum Creek!)

Western Mosquitofish (the second I have seen in Alum Creek)

Northern Waterthrush

Tara with Song Sparrow

Tahnysha and Keirah holding Gray Catbird and Song Sparrow

ENV115 class getting in the water to catch some fish

Northern Hogsucker

Banded and Rainbow Darters

Golden Redhorse


Pictures below are highlights from game cameras set up on campus by the Mammalogy class.

Yes, I know the dates on the pictures are wrong; however, the times are correct. These pictures are from three cameras placed in various locations during the semester.

Raccoon (Procyon lotor)

Artistic White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

Raccoon (Procyon lotor)

White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

Raccoon (Procyon lotor) foraging in the shallow water at the edge of the creek

Groundhog (Marmota monax)

Opossum (Didelphis virginiana)

Opossum (Didelphis virginiana)

Eastern Gray Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) with hickory nut. Picture is sideways due to a raccoon knocking the camera over.

Eastern Chipmunk (Tamias striatus)

Mouse (possibly Deer Mouse Peromyscus maniculatus)

Raccoon (Procyon lotor) foot

Groundhog (Marmota monax)

Raccoon (Procyon lotor)

White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

Raccoon (Procyon lotor) closeup, smelling the camera

White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

Curious White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes)

Coyote (Canis latrans)

Raccoons (Procyon lotor)

White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus) fawn