Conservation Articles and News

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 […]
August 9, 2018
American Goldfinch (landscape) - Photo Earl Harrison

Conservation Grant Proposals Now Being Accepted

It’s that time of year again!  Columbus Audubon is officially accepting proposals for Conservation Grants for 2019.  We are looking for proposals that support the conservation […]
July 24, 2018
Tree Swallow Pair on Post - Photo Earl Harrison

Delaware County Conservation – 2018 Early July Updates

Early July is not the best time to report on avian nesting seasons since most species have not finished their seasonal use of nestboxes, nestjars, and […]
June 25, 2018
Swale at Calamus - Photo Trudy Brandenburg

Calamus Swamp BioBlitz: An Author’s Perspective

I clicked on the May 2018 Song Sparrow newsletter email and scrolled through the events. Interesting. A BioBlitz at Calamus Swamp Preserve, 6:00 am to midnight, May 26. The purpose was to collect data for the preserve and I get jazzed being a citizen scientist.

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