Avian Conservation at the Olentangy Environmental Control Center: 2020

Avian Conservation at the Olentangy Environmental Control Center: 2020

The Olentangy Environmental Control Center (OECC) is one of Delaware County’s wastewater treatment facilities and has a capacity of more than five million gallons daily. It serves the Olentangy basin area and is located along State Rt. 315 near the Franklin County/Delaware County line just north of Mt. Air. Highbanks Metro Park is its neighbor…

2020 Fall Chimney Swift Counts

2020 Fall Chimney Swift Counts

For the eighteenth consecutive year, I counted migrating Chimney Swifts as they dropped into chimneys to spend their nights clinging to bricks and mortar before emerging after sunrise to hopscotch another one hundred or more miles to another welcoming chimney for another night’s sleep as they continue their journeys to their winter homes in Chile,…

Prothonotary Warbler Adventures: 2020
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Prothonotary Warbler Adventures: 2020

The quest to attract nesting “golden swamp warblers” starts with re-establishing their nesting structures at two locations, Alum Creek Lake near Kilbourne, Ohio, and along the original Leonardsburg Road in the Delaware Wildlife Area. At Alum Creek, forty-five pipes stand in the lake all year near the northern and western shore for a shoreline distance…