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It’s for the birds: Celebrating National Bird Day the Ohio way
The Friends of Magee Marsh and the ODNR have completed renovations to the Magee Marsh Visitors Center and the boardwalk. It is the first point of entry to Magee Marsh for bird watchers from all over the world. "I think Magee Marsh should be on every birder's bucket list," said Mary Mertz, ODNR director.
Spring’s offerings bring summer anticipation
Julie Geiss has been enjoying spring's offerings close to home, searching her woods for ramps and wildflowers.
Literary adventure leads to Whipp’s Ledges
Julie Geiss and her son enjoy a rock climbing adventure at Whipp's Ledges, a part of Hinckley Reservation and the Cleveland Metroparks.
Beware of pollution when foraging
Beware of the dangers of foraging from or near contaminated locations and learn how to look for signs of pollution before foraging.
How to identify different types of conifers
Can you distinguish pine trees from spruce, fir, hemlock, yew and cypress trees? Each type of conifer has its own unique traits. Learn to identify them all.
Winter birding opportunities abound
Ohio wildlife areas feature diverse habitats and are open to the public year-round. These areas offer excellent places to view winter birds.
North Country Trail beckons us to explore the vast wilderness
Linking across eight states and stretching 4,800 miles, the North Country National Scenic Trail is the longest in the National Trails System.
Acorn abundance influences behaviors of Ohio’s wildlife
The 2022 survey of acorn abundance on selected Ohio wildlife areas shows an average of 39% of white oaks and 37% of red oaks bore fruit.
The best adventures are the unexpected ones
Julie Geiss recalls all the challenges of a days-long family bike trip, amused that her children recall the same trip and only remember the adventure.
Seasons change but nature’s beauty is constant
The wildflowers and plants on Julie Geiss' daily walk are telling her that it is time to embrace fall and all the changes it brings.