Saturday, April 21, 2018

Ohioans Fish for Free the First Weekend in May

May 5-6 is Ohio's free fishing weekend COLUMBUS, OH – Ohio is known for its world-class fishing, and on May 5-6, anglers are invited to take part in the annual free fishing weekend, according to the Ohio Department...

Flying squirrels are much more common than you think

If you ask someone to identify the most common squirrel species in Ohio, most people would probably tell you it is the familiar gray squirrel – commonly seen in towns and suburbs, in parks...

ODNR Helping Restore American Chestnut Trees to Ohio Landscapes

COLUMBUS, OH – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) recently planted American chestnut trees at three sites on department-managed lands. The Gorge Overlook area at Mohican State Park, the Scioto Trail State Forest...

In the Open: Death Throes of Summer are Upon Us

In the Open By Jim Freeman Death throes of summer are upon us If you are reading this, congratulations on making it through summer. Yes I know that summer doesn’t officially end until Wednesday, Sept. 23 (at 4:21...

ODNR Takes Action to Monitor Chronic Wasting Disease in Ohio’s Deer Herd

COLUMBUS, OH - Portions of Holmes and Wayne counties have been declared a Chronic Wasting Disease Surveillance Area (DSA) as part of the state’s ongoing efforts to monitor Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), according to...

New hiking club forms in Gallia County

A new hiking club kicked off on Facebook last month, started by a Gallia County resident in the hopes of connecting with others who enjoy the activity. Steven Swords, Jr. launched the Facebook group on...

More than 73,000 Deer Checked During Ohio’s Weeklong Gun Hunting Season

COLUMBUS, OH – Hunters checked 73,399 white-tailed deer, 1,523 of them in Gallia County, during Ohio’s 2015 deer-gun hunting season, Nov. 30-Dec. 6, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). This represents...

The buzz about bees: How these insects impact your life and how your garden...

By Christy Erickson There are thousands of different species of bees around the world, but environmental issues are threatening these insects and this may start to impact people’s daily lives. Bees are essential pollinators for...

Fight the Winter Doldrums with Fun Outdoor Activities at Ohio State Parks

COLUMBUS, OH – As 2014 comes to a close, families can begin to put the hustle and bustle of the holiday season behind them as they seek a bit of peace and quiet in...

Ohio Wildlife Diversity Conference Explores Our Evolving Relationship with Nature

COLUMBUS, OH – As encounters between humans and wildlife continue to grow, it is imperative that these challenges are met to help create positive experiences moving forward. The process of creating these productive connections...

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