Conservation Articles and News

March 21, 2017
American Kestrel - Photo Earl Harrison

Preparing American Kestrel Nextboxes for the 2017 Season

  On March 17, 2017, Dick Phillips and I checked all 18 boxes of the Delaware County American Kestrel Nestbox Project starting at nine o’clock in the morning. […]
March 21, 2017
Tick - Photo Lars Kristian Flem

Protect Yourself from Ticks

About this global warming thing: our very mild winter has allowed more mice than usual to survive. The mice, in turn, host ticks. And the ticks […]
February 20, 2017
American Kestrel on Wire - Photo Earl Harrison

Prisoners Restoring Ohio’s Owls and Falcons

A unique kestrel adventure began on October 22, 2014 when I received an email from Donna Schwab, Assistant Wildlife Management Supervisor, ODNR, Division of Wildlife. Donna […]
February 17, 2017

Conservation Spotlight: Calamus Swamp

February 6, 2017
Chimney Swift Overhead - Photo Jim Mcculloch

2016 Fall Chimney Swift Counts

On August 8, 2016, I set out to start my fourteenth annual fall Chimney Swift count as swifts select local chimneys for nightly roosting as they […]