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Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge closed

Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge is closed as current funding expired on October 1. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is aware that any lapse in appropriations imposes hardships on those we serve. However, due to this lapse in appropriations this facility is closed to the public and all public activities…
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Healing Lake Erie: Cover crops for farms and home gardens

The last of the tomatoes have been harvested from home gardens, the pumpkins and squash are nearly done and fall garden clean-up has begun. It is time for composting garden waste or hauling it to a community garden waste and leaf collection site. Bare soil sits exposed to the elements…
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Midwest Birding Symposium at Lakeside

At the Midwest Birding Symposium at Lakeside this weekend, birders met for seminars, to see the latest in equipment, to introduce young birders to one of the world’s fastest growing sports/hobbies, and, of course, to watch birds. The Big Birds of the birding world, as with most birders, were very…
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One of these fish is not like the others

Gary “K-Dawg” Kessler of Reynoldsburg, OH was fishing approximately 5-6 miles southeast of Kelleys Island in 42 feet of water when he got a bite on his perch rig and brought up something that he’s never seen before, a blue perch. “I almost threw it back”, he said. “I didn’t…
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