Paleontologist Mark and Stratigrapher Chris work with fossils every day! How cool is that? Join us Tuesday, June 2nd at 10 am for the first LIVE, interactive episode of the ODNR’s #OhioRockTalks webinar series.
What exactly is a fossil?
What kind of fossils are in Ohio and where can you find them?… Read full story
Wildlife parents are very devoted to their young and rarely abandon them. Many species are raised by only one parent (the mother), and she cannot be in two places at once. This means that baby wildlife must be left alone several times during the day or even the majority of the time while the mother ventures off to find food for herself and her young.… Read full story
It’s time for Wildlife Wednesday from your Ohio Division of Wildlife! Today we feature the Eastern Screech Owl. It is the most common owl in Ohio and occupies more ecological niches than our other species. They are about the same size as an American robin, although twice as heavy.… Read full story
A species of colorful crayfish has just been discovered living in eastern Ohio. Ohio researchers have been collecting crayfish in eastern Ohio searching for the blue crayfish (a.k.a. blue crawfish, Cambarus monongalensis) since 1975. On May 19th, an expedition lead by Laura S.… Read full story
Do you want to be the driver of your own ideas? Are you passionate about making a difference? Do you love the outdoors? We want to hear from you! ODNR’s statewide search for the Conservation Teen Advisory Council is underway! We are seeking a diverse group of passionate teens entering grades 9th-12th to serve as the youth voice to the ODNR.
We are excited to officially announce our Virtual Youth Fishing Tournaments we are hosting for the summer with Ariel Foundation Park Conservancy! I am sure you are ready for summer to begin but are wondering what you can do. Since the threat of Covid-19 continues, our summer youth programs have been cancelled and it is with regret but we also value the importance of keeping everyone safe during this time.… Read full story
There are 2.9 billion fewer breeding birds in North America than there were in 1970. This fact was calculated using datasets of 48 years from multiple independent sources, including the North American Breeding Bird Survey and the Christmas Bird Count. A comprehensive analysis of 11 years of data from 143 NEXRAD radar stations showed a similarly steep decline in the magnitude of migration.… Read full story
Sometimes, well-intentioned people see young animals without a parent nearby, and the first thought is that the animal is orphaned or abandoned and needs help. However, in almost every case the parent is watching close by. Remember, a wild animal’s best chance for survival is in its natural environment where it can learn normal behaviors from its own species.… Read full story
Fishing season is here! Do you know the location of the 10 river access points that the Knox County Park District owns? If you like to fish or kayak you need to be aware of these great locations! Go to our website and see a list of addresses for these sites.… Read full story