Alum Creek Prothonotary Warbler Project: 2013
Dick Tuttle reports on the 2013 season for his Prothonotary Warbler nest box project at Alum Creek. From battling with House Wrens to watching over warbler hatchlings, it was another good year!
Bluebirds and Cemeteries
Bird conservation projects can span states, regions, and even continents. But sometimes the most memorable projects are local ones that bring us together, in which we make new friends...and memories. Columbus Audubon member Carla Hall reminded us of the power of conservation when she shared this article with us. Carla writes: "The following article was written by my mother, Lolita Guthrie. Dad passed away this spring, having lived a very full 90 years and enjoying 66 years of marriage. A bluebird box was recently erected on a fencepost close to Dad's burial spot in Sergeant Cemetery in Liberty Township, Wood County, by his son and son-in-law."
A Bluebird Trail's History: 1977 – 2013
Dick Tuttle has maintained a Bluebird Trail at the Methodist Theological Seminary in Ohio (north of Columbus) since 1977. In this article, Dick tells us how this trail evolved over the years.
Purple Martins: What A Trip!
Madame WingNut shares her secrets for success in attracting and raising Purple Martins, one of North America's most popular migrant species.
Hoover Reservoir/NP: May-June Update
May and June at Hoover Reservoir/Nature Preserve was a mixed bag. The water level was very high which caused migrating shorebirds to overfly the area; however the songbirds were to be found in good numbers throughout the forested and grassland areas. Throughout May there was a presence of wood warblers although there was never what could be called a big wave, more like a constant dribble.