Author: AmeriCorps Member

Importance of Native Plants

Garden centers provide a plethora of flowering and non-flowering plants that are attractive to the human eye and can be exciting to bring them home to improve one’s property. For some, gardening is not their talent and instead, prefer a manicured lawn. Without a doubt,...

Black is the New Red

Black vultures are no longer a stranger to northern Ohio. Up to just recently, the only vultures observed in our immediate vicinity were the red-headed Turkey vultures.  Now however, their southern ‘cousins’ are starting to make a more frequent presence here in the north.  Since...

Batty For Bats!

The Erie Soil and Water Conservation District has supported wildlife conservation as one of the targets for natural resource management. This year, the District is diving into the world of bats with a new pilot study that will focus on understanding the relationship between stream...

Avian Influenza Outbreak

HPAI Outbreaks in Ohio’s Bird Populations Raises Much Concern A Herring gull in Erie County and two Bald eagles in Ottawa County were recently tested and confirmed positive for the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI).  All three birds are now deceased.  The ODNR Division of Wildlife...