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.
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?
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.
Another Successful OYBC Annual Conference
The 7th annual Ohio Young Birders Conference was held at the Toledo Zoo on November 2. Our very own Central Ohio Chapter member Elijah Martineau has written a conference report that you can view online. You also can view a photo gallery from the conference.
2014 Vernal Pool Workshops
The 2014 Vernal Pool Workshop offered by the Ohio Environmental Council (OEC) is open for registration!
The workshop is designed for anyone interested in learning more about vernal pools and the fascinating creatures that use them. The workshop in Central Ohio will be held at the Stratford Ecological Center on March 22, 2014.
You can learn more about the workshop or register at the OEC Web site.
The Million Dollar Duck
If you have ever wanted to be involved in the making of a movie, here's your chance!
Brian Davis, an independent producer, is producing a documentary about the making of the Federal Duck Stamp. The film already is in production, but Mr. Davis is seeking small contributions – typically $5-$20 – to complete the work.
Columbus Audubon's EcoWeekend event next May will feature animals -- and humans -- from the Columbus Zoo!
Get out those 2014 calendars and save the dates for EcoWeekend: May 2-4, 2014. Join us for another spectacular weekend in the Hocking Hills. EcoWeekend is an affordable opportunity to enjoy Ohio's beauty while learning about nature from experienced program leaders. Adult and family programs are offered Friday evening through Sunday noon, with special youth programs on Saturday. Come prepared to learn as our expert consultants share their knowledge about the natural world!