Wildlife doesn’t comprehend boundary lines

As a wildlife officer, you might think that stopping poachers at 2 a.m. would be the downside of the job. Not even close. Sure, that has its risks and needs to be handled carefully, but wildlife officers want to catch bad guys. No, the...

These wasps kill annual cicadas

You may hear the singing of male annual cicadas calling for females in the trees. Occasionally, you will see the cicadas fly from tree to tree, but, generally, we hear them or may see their skins left behind on tree trunks from nymphs...

What was Dyer’s Ice Cream?

Q: Cleaning out my parents’ home, I found an empty one-pint strawberry ice cream container which reads, “Dyer’s Ice Cream, manufactured by Dyer’s, Findlay, Ohio.” Can you tell me anything about it? —...

Zebco fishing reel carries explosive history

The old man keeps returning to town with buckets of fish, bragging about his angling skills. Folks get suspicious and call the game warden. The next day, the warden sneaks his way through the woods and watches as the man sits down...

Some plants toxic to livestock

Those who have grazing animals on pasture have to take extra caution during extended dry periods. Common forage species often go dormant during hot and dry weather, causing animals to consume less-desirable plants. Some of these plants...

Did Art Garfunkel ever visit Findlay?

Q: Is there anything to the story that Art Garfunkel used to visit Findlay to see relatives? — Tom Drake, Findlay. A: You traced Garfunkel’s kin to a couple and a cousin on Findlay’s south side. And a friend claims a...

Fishing helps Ohio economy

Many anglers enjoy spending a day at Lake Erie, either casting off a pier or drifting with the currents while bobbing a suspended minnow. Both are waiting for the lake to yield its yellow gold: Perca flavescens, better known as the...

Farmers watch for mites, insects

Farmers have to be prepared for insect damage in their growing crops. Weather often determines which insect pest will be the most problematic. One may believe that dry weather would cause egg deposits to dry up, decrease the survival...
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