EcoWeekend’s 2017 registration brochure is now available
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EcoWeekend’s 2017 registration brochure is now available

Feeling the effects of nature deficit disorder?  Craving the sounds, smells, textures and beauty of the natural world after the long winter?  EcoWeekend is a family nature retreat like no other! This “all inclusive” weekend event is held at Camp Oty’Okwa in beautiful Hocking Hills May 5 – 7, 2017. With more than 50 nature,…

Creature Feature: Dark-eyed Junco
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Creature Feature: Dark-eyed Junco

The Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis) is a medium-sized sparrow with a rounded head, a short, stout bill and a fairly long, conspicuous tail. Juncos vary across the country but in general they’re dark gray or brown birds brightened up by a pink bill and white outer tail feathers that periodically flash open, particularly in flight. In…

Tim Moloney: The Metro Parks – 3 Score and 10

Tim Moloney: The Metro Parks – 3 Score and 10

Take a journey with Tim Moloney, director of Columbus and Franklin County Metropolitan Park District, on a tour through the Columbus Metro Parks System. Moloney will share insights on the 70-year history of conserving open spaces while providing unforgettable experiences for visitors. We’ll take a look at current as well as future projects. Moloney joined the Columbus and Franklin…

EcoWeekend – Mark Your Calendars!

EcoWeekend – Mark Your Calendars!

SAVE THE DATE for EcoWeekend: May 5-7, 2017! Join us for our 45th year in Hocking Hills! It’s the best family nature weekend retreat in Ohio. Programs include birding by ear, wetlands discovery, ancient mounds hike, astronomy, local geology and old growth forests hike, Entomology for Beginners, the wonder of bees, Saturday youth programming, campfires…