Rare barn owl spotted near Mount Blanchard

A barn owl was found dead south of Mount Blanchard about three weeks ago. The Hancock Park District hopes to have it mounted for educational programs. This may not seem like news, but when considering that the barn owl is recognized as...

Pond management focus of clinic

Many of us dream of owning property, or have property, with a pond, a place to escape, or maybe swim, fish, or even provide drinking water. However, the thought of building a pond or maintaining one may be daunting. Quality drinking...

Is Suter’s red barn moving?

Q: Concerning Suter’s little red barn (produce stand) on Tiffin Avenue: Markers have been put there and a surveyor was there. Is Suter’s planning to move? Is something going to be built there? — Barbara, Findlay. A:...

Major conservation museum set to open in Missouri

More than 25 of the country’s leading conservation organizations are contributing to one of the largest, most immersive conservation attractions in the world. Scheduled to open in Springfield, Missouri, later this year, Wonders...

‘Amazing’ corn starts with a seed

Most of the corn has been planted in the region. Markets will begin to think about all the potential uses for the grain, but even the seed is quite a miracle in itself. Something that is slightly more than a half-inch in length and...

How much actually goes to the charity?

Q: What percentage of an average charitable donation actually goes to help “the cause,” or, probably the question should be: How much of each donation goes for administrative costs? They keep coming and coming! —...

Trout try to make Lake Erie comeback

Lake trout are a cold water species native to Lake Erie, but are listed as a species of concern in Ohio. The population was extirpated by sea lamprey predation and poor water quality prior to efforts to clean up the lake. The Lake Erie...

Weeds can be colorful but also poisonous to livestock

The delayed planting this spring has allowed many weeds to survive longer and get larger. Some fields have weeds with striking yellow flowers. In fact, some of these fields have so many yellow-flowered weeds that it resembles a new...
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