Wildlife Legacy Stamp Photo Contest: Bluebirds
One of Ohio's most iconic and beautiful songbirds, the Eastern Bluebird, is the featured species for the sixth Ohio Wildlife Legacy Stamp Photo Contest.
The 2015 Ohio Wildlife Legacy Stamp will feature one winning photo submission of the eastern bluebird. Entries will be accepted Aug. 10-23, 2014, and the winner will receive $500. The selection of the winning photo will be made by the end of September 2014. The contest is open to Ohioans age 18 years and older. However, photographers age 17 and younger are able to compete in the youth division. For more information, visit the Wild Ohio Wildlife Legacy Stamp Web site.
EcoWeekend: 14 Years of Wonder
Those who have attended EcoWeekend in the past know that every EcoWeekend is full of wonder! From exploring hidden treasures in the Hocking Hills to nighttime tours of Ash Cave; from finding historic houses to exploring historic canals; from learning about plain old bugs to holding tarantulas -- OK, that last part is optional!
Give the gift of EcoWeekend
We all know that EcoWeekend gives an affordable and enjoyable weekend experiencing nature's beauty and learning about nature from expert program leaders. But have you thought of giving EcoWeekend for the holidays?
Ohio Wildlife Diversity Conference
The 2014 Wildlife Diversity Conference, sponsored by the Ohio Division of Wildlife, will take place on March 12 at the Aladdin Shrine Complex in Columbus. The conference theme this year is Wildlife Diversity: Superheroes Among Us.
Ornithology Class on Wait List
Columbus Audubon's latest class offering, Introduction to Ornothlogy to be taught by Dr Angelika Nelson, is full. You can still ask to be placed on the wait list in case an opening becomes available. For more information, see our earlier article about the course on this Web site.
Rare Birds from the Far North
You may have seen recent reports of several Snowy Owls in Ohio. At least four of these magnificent white birds of prey have been seen in the Cleveland area, and we have a report of one well to the south. Apparently these are only the first of what may turn out to be a number of avian invaders from Canada.
OSU Chadwick Arboretum Winter Solstice Labyrinth Walk
Looking for a change of pace this winter? Look no further than The Ohio State University's Chadwick Arboretum. Their Winter Solstice Labyrinth Walk will be held in Columbus on Thursday, December 19, from 5:30 - 7:00 pm. Roast chestnuts at the trellis entrance to the Lane Avenue Gardens, sip fair trade hot chocolate, walk the labyrinth, and enjoy a special presentation about the labyrinth at 5:45 pm at this free holiday event! For more information, visit the Chadwick Labyrinth Walk Web page.