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Black Swamp Bird Observatory celebrates 20th anniversary

Guest speaker Joe Duff of Operation Migration draws a raffle winner for Kim Kaufman of BSBO. On Saturday evening at the Catawba Island Club, Black Swamp Bird Observatory (BSBO) celebrated 20 years of bird conservation. The evening honored BSBO, its volunteers and featured keynote speaker Joe Duff, co-founder and CEO…
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East Harbor Halloween Campout

This weekend, Oct. 11 and 12, East Harbor State Park is hosting its annual Halloween Campout. East Harbor’s Halloween Campout is the biggest Halloween celebration in all of the state parks in Ohio. Almost all of the 574 campsites are full and some of the campsites have been booked six…
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Mums on display at Schedel Arboretum & Gardens

The Schedel Arboretum & Gardens in Elmore planted 600 chrysanthemums along the driveway approaching the manor house recently. The mums are of various colors and were grown by Bench’s Greenhouse in Elmore, according to superintendant Jeff Saffran. The SA&G ceased planting the beautiful fall display a few years ago in…
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Ohio offers abundant waterfowl hunting seasons

Ohio hunters should experience good opportunities for success as they take to the field in search of waterfowl throughout the hunting seasons, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Waterfowl seasons stretch from October through January, allowing sportsmen and women to pursue many popular waterfowl species.
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People flock to Cars for Critters

The Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge held its sixth annual Cars for Critters event on Sunday, Sept. 29. Well over 150 cars participated in the show. Participants in the show were asked to vote for their favorite cars in the Cars of Critters event. Some of the categories included best bird,…
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Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge closed

Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge is closed as current funding expired on October 1. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is aware that any lapse in appropriations imposes hardships on those we serve. However, due to this lapse in appropriations this facility is closed to the public and all public activities…
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