Conservation Articles and News

March 20, 2018
Tree Swallows - Photo Rodney Campbell

Blending Two Tree Swallow Nestbox Grids into One

Time passing promises change, especially when it involves industrious beavers and an aging body. At the end of the 2004 nesting season, I dismantled three Eastern […]
January 16, 2018
American Kestrel - Photo Alan Schmierer

Delaware County Kestrels in 2017

On December 4, 2017, Dick Phillips and I went about trading two repaired kestrel nestboxes for K-5 and K-10, two boxes of 18 boxes in the […]
January 16, 2018
Carolina Chickadee - Photo Earl Harrison

How Do Tiny Chickadees Survive the Frigid Cold?

Five basic adaptations help our Carolina Chickadees (and their close cousins, the Tufted Titmouse) get through the kind of brutal cold we recently experienced. Like many birds, […]
December 30, 2017
Al Blyth, Tom Sheley, Chuck Blyth at Calamus Stairway Project 12-20-17

Calamus Swamp Update: December, 2017

Read about the latest project at Calamus Swamp: completing reconstruction of two stairway connectors from the Calamus loop trail to the Pickaway County Parks and Recreation Rail Trail at the south end of the preserve.
December 13, 2017
Chimney Swift Overhead - Photo Jim Mcculloch

2017 Fall Chimney Swift Counts in Delaware

The 2017 fall swift counts took place on 61 evenings among seven chimneys, and all but one roost stand inside Delaware City. My first count took […]