Mums on display at Schedel Arboretum & Gardens

The Schedel Arboretum & Gardens in Elmore planted 600 chrysanthemums along the driveway approaching the manor house recently. The mums are of various colors and were grown by Bench’s Greenhouse in Elmore, according to superintendant Jeff Saffran. The SA&G ceased planting the beautiful fall display a few years ago in…
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Ohio offers abundant waterfowl hunting seasons

Ohio hunters should experience good opportunities for success as they take to the field in search of waterfowl throughout the hunting seasons, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Waterfowl seasons stretch from October through January, allowing sportsmen and women to pursue many popular waterfowl species.
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People flock to Cars for Critters

The Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge held its sixth annual Cars for Critters event on Sunday, Sept. 29. Well over 150 cars participated in the show. Participants in the show were asked to vote for their favorite cars in the Cars of Critters event. Some of the categories included best bird,…
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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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