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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Fall is in the Air

Dr. Jackson with a nice walleye. Even though the first day of fall doesn’t officially start until Sept. 22, the weather we are experiencing this week makes it feel like it has already arrived. The reports of walleye in certain areas of the lake right now would confirm that it…
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Federal Duck Stamp events at ONWR and Maumee Bay

The Federal Duck Stamp, also known as the Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp, is selected by distinguished judges from hundreds of submitted works of art each year. For every dollar sold, 98 cents are used for the lease and purchase of critical habitat for waterfowl, wetland birds and other…
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