Dick Tuttle

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) recently awarded its highest honor to long-time friend of Columbus Audubon, Duck Tuttle, and his colleague, Dick Phillips. Both were inducted into the ODNR Hall of Fame.

Tuttle and Philips were honored for their significant, positive impacts on the wildlife and natural resources in Ohio. ODNR Director Mary Mertz presented the awards during a ceremony at the agency’s Fountain Square Complex in Columbus.

Friends of Columbus Audubon know Dick Tuttle, a past Columbus Audubon Song Sparrow award recipient, through his frequent reports on his conservation work with Eatern Bluebirds, Tree Swallows, American Kestrels, and Prothonotary Warblers. If you haven’t seen these reports lately, check out our Conservation News section.

The Ohio Natural Resources Hall of Fame was established by ODNR in 1966. Tuttle and Phillips join 170 individuals who have been recognized for lifetimes devoted to the preservation, protection, and wise management of Ohio’s natural resources.