Celebrate by exploring our state’s natural wonders, landforms, and resources. Geologists will give talks and lead hikes and fossil collecting throughout Ohio at state parks, state nature preserves, and other important geologic sites during Earth Science Week, Oct. 14–20: http://ow.ly/ZTLu30meAvy
COLUMBUS, OH – Changes to bag and size limits for fish in certain bodies of water were among the regulations approved by the Ohio Wildlife Council at its scheduled meeting on Wednesday, October 10, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).… Read full story
Beginning TODAY, hunters and anglers are able to buy multiyear licenses in Ohio! Ohio resident license buyers can choose from 3-year, 5-year, 10-year and lifetime hunting or fishing licenses: http://ow.ly/1BDN30ma8MD
A total of more than 14,000 ring-necked pheasants will be released at 24 Ohio public hunting areas this fall to provide additional hunting opportunities across the state, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).
The ODNR Division of Wildlife will release pheasants prior to the small-game weekends for youth hunters.
Birds are beautiful, but they can be easily deceived by the glass windows in our homes. As birds are migrating and start to visit our backyard feeders more regularly in spring, the risks of window strikes increase.
There are two main types of window collisions: daytime and nighttime.
It’s surprising to some people that red fox sightings have increased in Ohio’s urban and suburban habitats. While some people are excited and intrigued by a red fox so close to the house, others are concerned. Remember that seeing different wildlife species (such as a red fox) is a great thing.
Look out! White-tailed deer will be entering their breeding season, so you’ll want to be extra alert during all hours of the day while driving in Ohio during October, November, and December. Male deer are on the move during this time of year, crossing roads and through neighborhoods, making them much more susceptible to collisions with vehicles.
Even though several species of owls can be common, given their nocturnal habits they can be tough to find. Few people in Ohio probably realize just how common our “big three” are – Eastern screech-owl, barred owl (pictured here), and great horned owl.
COLUMBUS, OH – As the days grow shorter and the nights a little cooler, signs of autumn will begin to emerge. Ohio’s forest canopies will soon begin their color transformation to strong reds, vivid yellows and bold oranges that encourage people to visit the Buckeye State to catch that first glimpse of color.… Read full story
Monarchs are passing through Ohio, so be on the lookout as they make their way to Mexico! Monarchs embarking on this long journey require nectar-producing plants. Asters and goldenrod are two great nectar sources this time of year: http://ow.ly/E8Q630lYNP9