Brook Ward captured this winter scene at Mingo Creek County Park.
Mary Ellen Doria Grebner submitted this photo of a white-headed female cardinal that was spotted for several days at the backyard feeder at her South Park home.
Shawn Fowler was in Cocoa Beach, Fla., when he got this close-up of a pelican.
Brook Ward took this photo of the old bank vault at Washington Trust Building. He said the vault door, which is at least 8 feet tall, is 21 inches thick and weighs 36 tons.
Brook Ward took this photo along a stretch of the Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas.
Karen Duke says she saw dozens of robins every day while visiting in Idaho, including this hardy fellow who perched in a tree on the morning after an overnight snowfall.
Debbie and Jack Hughes got this great photo of a coyote with a trail camera on their West Alexander farm.
No, it's not the approach of an alien spaceship. Allan Wargo shot this photo of the setting sun peeking through the lone break in a cloud-filled sky in Porters Falls, W.Va.
Vic Zarka of McDonald took this photo of three "fishermen" at Washington Oaks Gardens State Park in Palm Coast, Fla.
Debbie and Jack Hughes used a trail camera to get this shot of a bobcat poking around a woodpile on their West Alexander farm.
Janet Joliffe spotted this red-bellied woodpecker "hanging out" and chowing down at her backyard bird feeder in Crucible.
Estelle Woodburn said it took a couple of days, but a persistent woodpecker left quite a mark, or three, on a tree on her property in Independence Township.
Pancake and Caeser, a rat terrier and black lab owned by David and Brandy Rossi of Canonsburg, wait patiently for their young owners, Vinny and Xander, to get off the afternoon school bus. (Photo by Brandy Rossi)
Cortney Harshey took her 15-month-old niece, Kylee, and her 2-year-old Yorkie, Dixie, out to play in the snow recently, and Dixie decided they needed help making a snowman.
Kerry Pigeon of Scenery Hill took this photo of a downy woodpecker eating from a suet cake she put in a Bradford pear tree in her backyard.
They're baaaaaaaack. Actually, they've never left, but over the next few weeks we'll no doubt be seeing a lot more stinkbugs. This close-up of one of the creepy little critters was taken by Michael Lukan at his home in Midway.
Liz Lauer took this photo of the first bluebird she saw this year.
Jeanie Jarvis of East Finley Township said it was a sure sign of spring when she spotted these young lambs enjoying a warm day in a field along East Finley Drive, not far from Claysville.
Who knew? Our old friend Stanley the Steer is Irish, and he wants you to pucker up for a St. Patrick's Day smooch. This photo was sent along by Stanley's "mom," Cathy Zuback of Dog-Gone Cattle Co. in Amity.