Invasive species: Zebra Mussel (Dreissena polymorpha)
We have been featuring invasive species in the Song Sparrow for over five years without mention of the Zebra Mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) which arguably could be the poster child for invasives in Ohio, at least to capturing public attention.
Copper Thieves Create a Close Call For Kestrels
What's this: rural thievery creates a hazard for nesting American Kestrels? DIck Tuttle tells what could have been a hair-raising tale (literally). Fortunately, there's a happy ending for the birds!
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.