Build a Brushpile:
Want an easy way to clear your yard of stray branches and twigs? Build a brushpile to provide a safe spot for ground-nesting birds, chipmunks, rabbits, and hibernating reptiles, amphibians, and insects. Put it in an out-of-the-way corner of your property, preferably close to food sources and away from buildings.… Read full story
Halloween stories are full of spooky critters and creepy crawlies. Tales of bumps in the night and eyes glowing from the darkness. But, you don’t need to fear those glowing eyes or rustling leaves, it is most likely just a shy wild animal scooting away from your light.… Read full story
COLUMBUS, Ohio – As fall color continues to take hold in the Buckeye State, don’t forget to take advantage of numerous autumn adventures, including Halloween campouts, haunted trails, and plenty of family-friendly activities.
“While the leaves are still just starting their fall color transformation, we are starting to see more colors along the edges of woodlands and in urban areas,” said Greg Smith, ODNR’s fall color forester.
Like spiders, snakes are highly misunderstood and have wrongfully suffered from humans’ fear and superstition. Ohio has nearly 30 different species of snakes, most of which are docile and fearful of humans. And although many people would not like to see a snake in their yard, they are highly important to the food web.… Read full story
Halloween is just around the corner and with it comes tales of creepy-crawly critters. But did you know that many of those ‘scary’ wildlife species are essential to keeping our ecosystems in balance? One of the best examples of this is the spider.… Read full story
Be cautious during high-risk travel times. Deer are nocturnal, so the most dangerous times for driving in deer territory are dusk and dawn. Be extra careful around heavily wooded areas, spots where you know deer are common, and wherever you see a deer-crossing road sign.
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife is asking deer hunters to help keep Ohio’s wild white-tailed deer herd free of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). CWD is an incurable fatal neurological disease that affects deer populations.… Read full story
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.… Read full story
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife will be releasing ring-necked pheasants this fall at 24 of Ohio’s public hunting areas. More than 14,000 pheasants are scheduled to be released to provide additional hunting opportunities across the state.… Read full story
Ride & Refreshment (R&R) on The Kokosing Trail to The Bridge of Dreams – Fall Foliage Tour – Knox County, Ohio
Saturday, October 19, 2019,at 11 AM – 5 PM
This casual-paced (about 11 MPH) tour in Knox County will feature beautiful Fall scenery along The Kokosing Trail and The Mohican Valley Trail, which has a separate lane for Amish Horse Carriages with a tasty midway refreshment stop in Howard, OH.… Read full story