A portion of Toussaint Wildlife Area has been closed to protect a newly established bald eagle nest, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Wildlife.
A pair of bald eagles has built a nest on the dike at the Toussaint Wildlife Area. The dike, which is often used as a trail, will be closed until further notice to eliminate human activity near the nest and provide the birds an opportunity to produce a successful nest. There will be signs posted on the wildlife area designating the closed areas.
Bald eagle eggs take a little more than a month to hatch, and it takes another 2 ½ - 3 months before the eaglets’ first flight. The nest will be monitored to determine when the area will be reopened to the public.
The nest can be seen easily from the Toussaint Fishing Access, which is located off of State Route 19, and provides a great viewing opportunity to watch the eagles raise their eaglets.
ODNR ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR website at www.ohiodnr.com.