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August 21, 2015

You’re not alone: Majority support for Clean Power Plan

The administration recently announced the Clean Power Plan, which includes regulations to limit the production of greenhouse gasses (carbon dioxide). Some media coverage might suggest that […]
August 21, 2015
Chimney Swift

Swift Count Update for September

Local swift counts in August were successful, with hundreds of swifts seen entering chimneys at two locations (Dublin and Clintonville). Here’s updated information for our September […]
August 7, 2015
Hoover Boardwalk

Walking in Nature Changes the Brain

Some of us already feel the benefits of getting out in nature. For those not quite convinced, an article in the New York Times Health section […]
August 6, 2015
mink at GIAC photo Mike Horn

Wildlife in Downtown Columbus

Did you know that the Scioto-Audubon Metro Park and the Grange Insurance Audubon Center are hotspots for urban wildlife? No, not that kind of wildlife — […]
July 26, 2015
Chimney Swift - Photo courtesy Kenn Kaufman

Chimney Swift Colony Preserved at Franklin Heights HS

Chimney Swift - Photo courtesy Kenn KaufmanA group of volunteers led by Tom Sheley of Wild Birds Unlimited in Columbus, Ohio worked with Sheila Fagan to secure and install a Chimney Swift Tower on Monday July 20, 2015 on the construction site at Franklin Heights High School.

This project brought together a great group of volunteers, starting with Franklin Heights faculty members Amy Corbett, Mike Hall, Pat Scott, Tom Lennon and Seth Elsworth. Captain Lennon also invited several students to assist. Area resident Delbert Miller installed and designed the base for the tower. Family and close friends also came to the aid of the project and included Todd Chaney, Dean and Dawn Fagan. Darlene Sillick, local expert on Chimney Swifts and Tim Daniel of the Ohio Division of Wildlife provided guidance for the project. The team worked with Mark Waller Coordinator of Property Services and Construction Projects for South-Western City schools to select the location and plan the timing of the project.

Read all about it in an article from This Week online. For more information and photos, click the Read More button below.

July 10, 2015
EcoWeekend walkers

EcoWeekend!

Even Columbus Monthly magazine is on board with EcoWeekend! This annual Columbus Audubon event, held every spring in the beautiful Hocking Hills, is a feautred event […]