Monday, May 16, 2022
spotted lanternflies

Find out what's being done in Ohio to prepare for the potential arrival of the spotted lanternfly and learn more about sightings and how to report them.
river otter

River otters are making a comeback in Ohio after being absent most of the past century. Learn how river otters were successfully reintroduced in Ohio.
gingseng root

Appalachian Ohio's wild ginseng is so highly prized it's called "green gold" in some communities. Barb Mudrak digs deep into the world of ginseng harvesting.
purple martins

Learn how to attract and house purple martins — the largest type of swallow — by following advice from a couple of birders who've been doing it for years.
grey fox

Scientists are extremely interested in sightings of the elusive gray fox because their population is declining in the Midwest. Find out how you can help.
Wesley Dawson

Fishing is a great "social isolation" activity, especially since kids are off school. Ohio has a wealth of lakes, ponds and streams. Find out where to fish.
bluegill

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.
wild hog

For the past six years, federal and state programs have enabled drone surveillance, sharpshooters in helicopters and high-tech traps to manage feral pigs.
Bald eagle feeding chick

Bald eagle populations all over the United States have been growing. Learn more about the programs and changes that contributed to their recovery.
spring peeper

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