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).

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

The scientific name means ‘whiteheaded sea-eagle’, which is quite appropriate given their appearancee and fondness for wide-open seashores and lakeshores. They’re part of a large group of sea-eagles, long-winged coastal birds quite different from the stockier Golden Eagles more common in arid inland areas of North America, Europe, and Asia. This is yet another avian…

2009 Bluebird Trail Production: Delaware and Alum Creek State Parks

2009 Bluebird Trail Production: Delaware and Alum Creek State Parks

Columbus readers may be interested to know about the successes that Dick Tuttle is achieving with bluebird nesting trails and other nest boxes in Delaware and Alum Creek State Parks immediately to our north.  Owl lovers will be delighted to hear about Eastern Screech Owl nesting, and Dick reports that American Kestrels had a good year.  Read on for the details.