Sullivant Trace and the Hilltop Greenbelt

Sullivant Trace and the Hilltop Greenbelt

  One of the joys of Columbus is that the city spread so quickly and without much industrialization, that you can find pockets of natural habitats cheek-by-jowl with heavily-developed areas. For instance, the west side of Columbus, with its densely-packed old neighborhoods, is hardly the location one might expect to have a good natural area,…

Urban fields as Bird Hotspots

Urban fields as Bird Hotspots

  As Fall migration shifts into its later stages, the emphasis falls on water- and field-birds. Waterfowl really push through in November and December, but already we’re finding field birds like kestrels & harriers, pipits, larks, sedge & marsh wrens, Common Yellowthroats, Palm & Orange-crowned Warblers, meadowlarks, and many sparrows.  However, it can be a frustrating…