Monday, May 16, 2022

Former strip mine lands owned by the state of Ohio provide opportunities for hunting, fishing, hiking, birding and camping. Discover where to plan a trip.

Eastern hellbenders are the gentle giants of North American salamanders. Learn more about this endangered species and what's being done to help it.
Great blue heron chicks

It's only been in the last few years that waterfowl have returned to Killbuck Marsh Wildlife Area near Shreve, Ohio after an absence of nearly two decades.
Milkweed Mud Pies program

The Milkweed Mud Pies program at the Beaver Creek Wildlife Education Center was a start to helping monarch butterflies survive and thrive.
Brood X cicadas

As we patiently await the delayed emergence of the 17-year periodical cicadas known as Brood X, Barb Mudrak fills us in on what to expect.
trophy-size muskellunge

Learn more about Ohio's muskellunge population, why it has to be maintained, which bodies of water are stocked annually and how to catch the trophy fish.
White bass

White bass are fun to catch and good to eat. Learn more about white bass fishing opportunities in Ohio.
wood frog

The University of Mount Union’s vernal pool in the Huston-Brumbaugh Nature Center attracts frogs, ducks, snakes, newts, fingernail clams and water fleas.
spring peeper

Spring peepers are the harbingers of spring. Learn more about how they hibernate, migrate, reproduce and grow into adults.

Dave Hively and his family have been tapping maple trees for six generations. They usually tap more than 800 trees each year on their Mahoning County farm.