Columbus Audubon

Audubon in Central Ohio

Help Save Monarchs: 2014

Monarch Female On MilkweedOne of Ohio's favorite pollinating butterflies, our orange and black Monarch, could soon disappear due to rapid loss of habitat. You can help save Monarchs by creating their habitats in your garden!

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Delaware County Kestrel Project: 2013

Five young Kestrels in boxDick Tuttle reports on the 2013 season for his American Kestrel nest boxes in northern Delaware County. The results: Another year of lessons learned and another batch of America's smallest falcons!

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Alum Creek Prothonotary Warbler Project: 2013

Prothonotary WarblerDick 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!

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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."

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A Bluebird Trail's History: 1977 – 2013

Female Bluebird on nest in boxFemale Bluebird on nest in boxDick 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.

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