Pollick snapped this photo of the ancient oak tree along I-75 in Hancock County during one of his many trips up and down the highway.Big old trees – really big old trees – are comfortingly eternal, until they’re not. The demise of a mammoth, ancient swamp white oak in northwest Ohio’s Hancock County was like that. It seemed like it…
Turkey hunt ends at noon, take up morel hunting.
Spent inflatables a danger to wildlife.
Recent photo illustrates this in a big way, author contends.
Ohio township has celebrated buzzards’ return since 1957.
Amur, tilapia ordered to help combat the scourge.
Author pleasantly surprised by what he has found at his feeders.
Get your hands dirty. Get involved.
Blogger shares on-the-water, in-the-woods bonding experience with grandkids.
Parallels to patience in hunting learned, appreciated by blogger’s grandsons.
Toledo Metroparks restored 1,000 acres of Lake Erie coastland.
Something – a biting insect for sure – had marched down my forearm and punched in a string of tiny bites. I never even noticed the minor “attack” until, overnight, a reddish-purplish blob about two inches long raised up on the skin. It was not sore, painful, or itchy, and I felt no symptoms of distress. So I watched it…
A water-logged volleyball, a capped but empty old beer bottle, a couple beer and pop caps, assorted Styrofoam, a spent shotgun shell, and “tons” of twigs, sticks, branches, dead grass, heavy limbs and logs, soybean stubble and more – it all ended up in the winter wash that was jamming my little creek this spring. Brushjams, or logjams, are the…
With opening day for turkeys coming soon, it’s high time to start staking out hunting territory for the spring.
Author clearing dead ash trees from his homestead
ODNR offers sessions for adults and youth.
Some of the big birds indeed winter in Ohio.
A waterfowler’s season is never over, even when the trusty, weatherbeaten old shotgun is cleaned and racked and the bags of decoys and other paraphernalia of the trade are stowed in the barn for winter. That is because waterfowlers, duck and goose hunters, never stop watching the sky and sniffing the air, looking, looking, looking. They are, in their own…
Quail numbers hit hard in Ohio. And when we lost those cheerful sweet calls and the sight of coveys skedaddling along brushrows, we lost something special. It would be nice to have them back. The loss has been ours, and many of us do not even realize it.
They often use parts of northern Ohio as “stopover” sites
Writer enjoys watching birds over the bead on the barrels of his double-barrel shotgun well enough, but also enjoys watching them at his feeding stations every winter day.
It is a little thing, easily ignored, overlooked, or forgotten, but potentially with big consequences – a bite from an infected tick. And while disease-bearing ticks can be a problem year-round, deer hunters should be especially wary. We spend long hours in the woods, deep off trails, often in heavy cover, and often with back and head propped again a…
Insecticides, pesticides, and mouse poison rule the day.
Too many bugs doomed author’s patch.
Author getting tuned up for Saturday’s bow opener in Ohio.
Storm pushed millions of butterflies into secluded, sequestered sites.