Erie Conservation Blog

2022 Supervisor Election

2022 Supervisor Election CandidatesFrank Hill has farmed the Old Woman Creek Watershed for 45 years. He lives in Berlin Township with his wife Mary Jane and has 4 adult children.   Frank farms 1300 acres of corn, soybeans, and wheat in Erie and Huron County.  He...

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...