Conservation Articles and News

December 10, 2018
A tired but happy work group after a job well done - Photo Tom Sheley

Calamus Update: November 10 Work Day

It was a brisk day — but the cold didn’t stop us!  We had a productive and fun day trimming back and clearing invasive honeysuckle.  Although […]
December 5, 2018
American Kestrel - Photo Earl Harrison

Delaware County’s Kestrels: 2018

Multiple teams worked in various ways to help our continent’s smallest falcon make the 2018 nesting season successful. In addition to the sparrow hawks fledging 62 […]
November 20, 2018
Tree Swallow Pair on Post - Photo Earl Harrison

A Prolific Nestbox Grid for Tree Swallows

In 2017, two nestbox grids of 25 and 32 boxes, respectively, raised a total of 214 swallows and 12 bluebirds on the Delaware Wildlife Area. In […]
October 16, 2018
Eastern Bluebird - Photo Earl Harrison

Bluebirds Nesting Too Close

Fifty-one seasons ago I read that nestboxes should be spaced at least one hundred yards from other boxes in order for our Eastern Bluebirds to nest […]
September 25, 2018
Tree Swallow Pair on Post - Photo Earl Harrison

Smith Park Nestboxes in 2018

Smith Park is located along Troy Road on Delaware, Ohio’s west side. Twenty nestboxes now stand 25 yards apart in a drainage ditch that parallels the […]