Guess ‘who who’ is making a comeback in Ohio?

The monkey-like face of the barn owl was once a common sight. As many farms shifted focus from livestock to row crops, the owl’s hayfield hunting grounds shrank and the old barns they called home were falling to more efficient...

Don’t bring the bedbugs home

Unwary travelers may inadvertently bring bedbugs back home if they are not careful. We generally hear about them in major cities, but the problem has been increasing in northwestern Ohio. The best defense against bedbugs is to keep...

Will mural be preserved?

Q: Are there plans to preserve the mural at the Hancock County War Memorial at Main and Center streets, Findlay? It’s badly weathering at the bottom. I’d hate to see it ruined. — C.J.M., Findlay. A: Memorial...

Today designated Bird Ohio Day by Legislature

Members of the Black Swamp Bird Observatory and three Ohio Young Birders Club members recently went to Columbus to accept the legislative resolution designating today as the first Bird Ohio Day. The resolution was initiated and drafted...

Extension service turns 100

The extension service will celebrate its 100th birthday Thursday. It began when President Woodrow Wilson signed the Smith-Lever Act on May 8, 1914. The Smith-Lever Act authorized funds to establish the national cooperative extension...

Can you really tip a cow?

Q: I know I can’t hunt a snipe, but can I tip a cow? A: Try it and report back. But, know that standing cattle are not sleeping, but resting, so they will know you’re approaching. They are very wary of people. Even if you...

Use planting season to enhance wildlife habitat

With planting season in full swing, it’s time to enhance habitat for wildlife in your favorite outdoor areas. A visit to the websites of National Wild Turkey Federation (www.nwtf.org), Pheasants Forever...

Corn planting time is tricky

It is time for farmers to plant corn, an unsettling time when all preparations have been completed and the only thing holding them back is the right weather and field conditions. Our farmers like to plant corn from the last week of...
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