COLUMBUS, Ohio – September 22, 2021 – As the state explodes with the oranges, yellows, and reds of fall, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is offering guided tours through state parks, nature preserves, and forests.
“The Buckeye State is especially beautiful when the colors of fall are on display,” said Governor Mike DeWine.… Read full story
COLUMBUS, Ohio – On Saturday, Sept. 25, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife invites all Ohioans to join more than 50 million sportsmen and women in the commemoration of National Hunting and Fishing Day.
Now in its 49th year, National Hunting and Fishing Day was launched by the National Shooting Sports Foundation and is celebrated annually on the fourth Saturday in September.… Read full story
Happy National Pawpaw Day! Did you know the Pawpaw is the official state native fruit of Ohio? The Pawpaw tree’s tropical appearance makes it easy to recognize and can be used for a lot of delicious recipes to fill your plate.
It is that time of year that many of our native wildlife are being entangled or entrapped. This Virginia Opossum was trapped in a soccer net and was rescued by one of our SCRAM technicians. Please remember that nets, Halloween decorations and other mesh-like items can cause serious harm to our native wildlife.… Read full story
Mark your calendar for September 18 at 7:00 p.m. for a Moonlight Kayaking Trip on the Mohican River sponsored and hosted by Valley Kayak Rentals. We are excited to share this awesome opportunity for the public to enjoy the moonlight sky on one of Ohio’s State Scenic Rivers.… Read full story
As of 8/20/21, we are maintaining our recommendation to continue the cessation of feeding birds. We are still receiving reports of finches and a few other species with conjunctivitis symptoms throughout the state.
How cool is this?!? For today’s Wildlife Wednesday from our friends at the Ohio Division of Wildlife, we are spotlighting one of our many dragonflies in the state – the swamp darner which is laying eggs in rotten wood in the photo here.