Ohio Wildlife Diversity Conference Registration Open
Our friends at the Ohio Division of Wildlife have just announced that registration is open for the Ohio Wildlife Diversity Conference. The conference, entitled A Conservation State of Mind, will be held on Wednesday, March 13, at the Aladdin Shrine Complex in Columbus.
Tax Checkoff for DNAP
Do you remember the Ohio's tax checkoff program? When you file your Ohio taxes, you can designate some of your refund to go to the Division of Natural Areas and Preserves. Because the preserves are in need of much help, DNAP is trying hard to promote the fund this year. It's been around for a while, but a lot of people have forgotten about it.
OYBC Project Makes the News
The most recent issue of the Cornell NestWatch eNewsletter features an article about a Central Ohio Young Birders Club project.The article describes how these ambitious young people built and deployed dozens of nest boxes for Prothonotary Warblers at the Hoover Nature Preserve in Columbus. You can read the entire article at the Cornell eNewsletter site (scroll down on the newsletter front page).
Rufous Hummingbird in Delaware County
Matt Erickson has had a Rufous Hummingbird coming to a feeder in southern Delware County since Thanksgiving Day. (Now that was a nice Thanksgiving surprise!) On Sunday, November 25, Allen Chartier, noted hummingbird expert from Michigan, came by to band this bird. Peter Emmett was on hand to take photographs; you can see the results here.
Birdathon 2013 is Coming!
It's not too early to start thinking about Columbus Audubon's annual Birdathon! The committee has been hard at work to inject even more fun and excitement into all aspects of Birdathon. We invite you to the Birdathon pages on this Web site for all the details.
Happy Birthday to CA Benefactor Ada Burke
Ada Burke celebrated her 90th birthday this year at her farm, the site of Calamus Swamp, with a large crowd of family, friends, and neighbors. They gathered at the Circleville home she was born in on the farm where she has spent her entire life.
EcoWeekend Receives Grant from National Audubon
Columbus Audubon is pleased to announce that EcoWeekend has been awarded a $500 grant from the Collaborative Funding Program of the National Audubon Society. The grant will support a special and entertaining program by Mark Berman, The Bugman, for this spring's EcoWeekend, which runs from May 3 - 5.