Hello! Welcome to my blog about Ohio Plants!

I’m Emily Melnik and I’m currently a 5th year senior. Nature has always been my biggest passion in life, which is why I am a Forestry, Fisheries, and Wildlife major. I’m drawn to any hobby or activity that allows me to step outside and enjoy the natural wonders of the world.
One of my all time favorite hobbies is hiking! The best hiking partner, atleast in my opinion, is my dog Ayla. We have trekked many parks in Ohio together and are planning to make some trips to other states very soon! There’s nothing better in life than walking in the woods with a dog.
I’m very excited to learn more about plants this semester in Ohio Plants, especially on how to identify a couple of them.


“Land is not merely soil, it is a fountain of energy flowing through a circuit of soils, plants, and animals.”
— Aldo Leopold