Growing Native: Our Family’s Journey
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Growing Native: Our Family’s Journey

My interest in plants began early. Although my mother reports that, as a baby, I would cry when placed barefoot in the grass, I think this was more about my disdain for monocultures than an aversion to plants. All kidding aside, I spent a lot of my childhood outdoors with my photosynthetic friends. Around the…

A New Migration Flight Record
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A New Migration Flight Record

On September 28, one small bird completed a very long flight. An adult, male Bar-tailed Godwit, known by its tag number 4BBRW, touched down in New South Wales, Australia, after more than 8,100 miles in transit from Alaska —flapping its wings for 239 hours without rest, and setting the world record for the longest continual…

Central Ohio Owl Project: Update
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Central Ohio Owl Project: Update

Good news on the owl front! Blake Mathys of the Central Ohio Owl Project will be banding Northern Saw-whet Owls again this fall. His banding station is located on his farm in Union County, and will be open to outside visitors from October 29th through November 21st. Banding attempts begin at dark. Please email him…