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Christmas bird count reveals interesting numbers

Bob Sams reports the Hancock County Naturalists completed the annual Christmas Bird Count last Saturday and that it was a year for unusual observations. “Count-high numbers of cackling geese, wild turkeys, and pileated...

Winter safety tips for farmers

Winter will bring cold temperatures, but farmers have outdoor tasks to do regardless of the weather. Livestock producers have to feed and care for animals, and the grain farmer has to check or load stored grain. Wood may need to be cut...

What about Wagner skillets?

Q: What can you tell me about Wagner iron skillets? — Dorothy J. Bruns, Arlington. A: Buyer beware: They don’t make them any more. Wagner Manufacturing Co. made cast iron skillets from 1891 to 1999 in Sidney. Randall Corp....

Variety of habitats important for winter survival

Wildlife biologists understand the relationship between habitat types and the animals that live in them. These areas are critical for breeding and nesting, food and water and winter survival. These ecosystems provide optimal living...

New Master Gardener class coming

The Ohio State University Extension has a tradition of providing information and programs to farmers, but many may not realize it provides consumer horticultural information and programs to homeowners. The Master Gardener volunteers is...

What caused ridge off Ohio 568?

Q: Eastbound on Ohio 568, right before the road to Riverbend Recreation Area and the Three-Mile Bridge, there is a ridge to the right with trees growing on it. What caused this? — Jacob Price, Alvada. A: The small, curved ridge...

Step up, prevent wildlife crimes

Illegal hunting steals from all of us and shows a reckless disregard for our natural resources. As a wildlife officer, you’re a part of a thin green line between our resources and poachers willing to violate the laws. Sometimes,...

Training, tests scheduled for farmers

What do farmers do during the winter after the harvest? One thing is to attend training to fulfill requirements to be recertified for licenses. Most of these licenses or certificates have to be renewed every three years. One of the...
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