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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...

What was treaty of Camp Charlotte?

Q: Where was Camp Charlotte, and what was the Treaty of Camp Charlotte? A: Camp Charlotte was off today’s Ohio 56 near present-day Circleville, Pickaway County. There, Virginia Gov. Lord Dunmore and the Shawnees and Mingos ended...

Natural resources dept. boasts gift possibilities

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is ready with stocking stuffers. • Ohio State Parks gift cards make a great present for anyone who enjoys the outdoors. Gift cards may be redeemed for camping as well as getaway and cottage...

Live Christmas trees a long tradition

Live trees have been brought into homes and decorated during the holiday season for more than 500 years. Each year, more than 33 million trees stand in households across the United States. Live trees have an attractiveness, fragrance,...
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