Wildlife refuges hold open houses

The festive lobby of the Magee Marsh wildlife center during their open house. On Sunday, December 7, Magee Marsh Wildlife Area, Black Swamp Bird Observatory and Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge all held open houses celebrating the holiday season. Magee Marsh Wildlife Area At the Magee Marsh Wildlife Area open house,…
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Ag Credit Partners with NRCS to provide cover crop signs

Left to right: Jerry McBride, Hardin County Farmer, Brian Ricker, Ag Credit CEO, Terry Cosby, NRCS State Conservationist. Ag Credit is partnering with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to provide metal signs to be placed in cover crop fields funded by NRCS’s special Environmental Quality Incentives Programs (EQIP) cover…
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USA Today’s names Magee Marsh Best Birdwatching Area

Black throated blue warbler by Brian Zwiebel USA Today’s 10Best Readers' Choice travel award contest asked people to select from a long list of birdwatching areas and select their favorite. After four weeks of voting, northwest Ohio’s own Magee Marsh Wildlife Area dominated. Black Swamp Bird Observatory (BSBO) launched a…
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Magee Marsh holiday open house

The 8th annual holiday open house at Magee Marsh will be held on Sunday, December 7, from noon until 4 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Friends of Magee Marsh and is held at the Bird Center. Magee Marsh is located at 13229 West State Route 2 near Oak…
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Ohio’s deer season dates

Ohio’s 2014-2015 deer seasons include: • Archery: Sept. 27-Feb. 1, 2015.• Antlerless muzzleloader: Oct. 11-12.• Youth gun: Nov. 22-23.• Gun: Dec. 1-7.• Muzzleloader: Jan. 2-5, 2015. All deer hunters are required to have a valid Ohio hunting license and a valid deer permit. Details about deer hunting rules are contained…
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Great Egret Marsh officially opens

Marianne Gabel, Nancy Reymann, Josh Knights, Executive Director TNC, Congresswoman & State SenatorPhotos by Terrence Dziak. The Nature Conservancy’s Great Egret Marsh celebrated its Grand Opening on a perfect fall day in September. The event was hosted by TNC staff members. A crowd of supporters, including birders, canoers and kayakers,…
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