Delaware Kestrels: The Saga of K-14
For the last eighteen years, Dick Tuttle and Dick Phillips have monitored a fifty-mile-long trail of roadside kestrel nestboxes found mostly in the northwest corner of Delaware County. Every nest has its story, and each family's nesting cycle has its own chapters of survival over time. In this article, Dick Tuttle tells us the story of nest K-14, a most intriguing history that played out as the latest and last kestrel nest of the 2010 season.
Greenlawn Cemetery Butterfly Garden Project
Alan Clinton and a group of hard-working scouts from Troop 428 in Delaware braved the heat over three days in July to help overhaul three butterfly garden beds at Green Lawn Cemetery, which were originally constructed and planted in 1996.
Kestrels and Ospreys: May, 2010
Dick Tuttle provides us with another update on American Kestrels and Ospreys nesting in Delaware County. Read Dick's latest update on his efforts and the nesting success of these popular species.
Skunks and Pets
Skunks live near humans whether or not you have established a bird habitat. You can help keep your pets from surprising a skunk and getting sprayed.
Invasive species: Buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica)
As noted previously in this column, an invasive species is a non-native plant or animal that causes significant damage to wildlife and wildlife habitat. Invasive species cause billions of dollars of damage annually to crops, rangelands and waterways. An invasive species of concern in Central Ohio is common buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica).