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What’s Wrong With My Tree?

21 Jul , 2019  

Working with the natural environment can be challenging in many respects.

On August 2, one aspect of that interface – that dealing with diagnosing what might be happening with that sickly looking tree – will be the subject of a workshop at The Ohio State University at Mansfield. “Tree Diagnostics” is being presented by the OSU College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. More…

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Have Fun With Creepy Crawlies And Critters

2 Jun , 2019  

Calling all children aged 5-14 – how would you like to spend week getting to know about the world in your own backyard?

The best way is at Critter Camp at Gorman Nature Center, coming from July 29 to August 2. Spend a week studying how organisms interact in Ohio ecosystems. More…

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Walk The Wildflowered Wetlands

24 Apr , 2019  

Kick-off Mohican Wildlife Weekend this Friday by joining the staff of the Richland County Park District for an amazing opportunity to visit a wildflower spectacle that has been a secret for decades.

The Shelby Wetlands, is a hidden treasure, with a stunning wildflower display that must be seen to be believed. Carpets of Great White Trillium, Virginia Bluebells and Wild Hyacinth festoon the forest floor, sharing the area with over 30 species of ephemeral wildflowers. More…

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Mansfield To Celebrate Tree City Status With Tree Planting

23 Apr , 2019  

On Monday, Mayor Tim Theaker’s office announced that the National Arbor Day Foundation has named the City of Mansfield a “Tree City USA” for the 24th consecutive year.

To receive this award, a community and its Shade Tree Commission must demonstrate a commitment to implementing a sound urban forestry policy. More…

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Buckeye Blooms On Their Way: State Flower Blooms Locally

22 Apr , 2019  

NOTE: This story, first posted earlier this month, has been updated with additional information from ODNR.

Ohioans will soon be treated to a spectacular display of native spring wildflowers. This year’s season began in late March in Ohio’s southern counties and gradually will move northward as the season comes to an end in the middle of May, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Natural Areas and Preserves. More…

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Become A Lake Monitor

14 Apr , 2019  

Are you a local outdoors enthusiast and a frequent visitor to area lakes? If so, there is a volunteer opportunity which might be just up your alley.

The Richland Soil & Water Conservation District is holding a Lake Monitor Volunteer Training on Saturday, May 4 at 9:00 AM at Charles Mill Lake. More…

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Fish For Free

13 Apr , 2019  

It is the only weekend all year when those 16 years old or older are not required to obtain a fishing license to fish in the state’s public waters.

“Ohio has world-class fishing, and our free fishing weekend is a great opportunity to experience what the state has to offer,” said Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine. “I invite Ohioans to take some time to get outside with family and friends to enjoy our wonderful natural resources.”

The Division of Wildlife’s six fish hatcheries stocked more than 44 million sport fish in public waters in 2018, including walleye, saugeye, steelhead, rainbow trout, brown trout, muskellunge, channel catfish, blue catfish and hybrid striped bass, which will provide opportunities for the estimated 1.3 million Ohio anglers. More…

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Celebrate The Outdoors During Mohican Wildlife Weekend

10 Apr , 2019  

Want to experience the habitats of birds and bats, learn about fly-fishing, and hike in the great outdoors? Then you’re bound to enjoy  the 18th Annual Mohican Wildlife Weekend on April 26-28. This weekend-long event is a celebration of wildlife habitat, heritage, and natural history. Twelve program sites across Richland and Ashland Counties will offer workshops and demonstrations to interest beginners and experienced naturalists alike. It’s sure to be a fun and educational weekend for both families and nature lovers of all ages. More…

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Learn The Basics Of Backpacking

7 Apr , 2019  

Are you considering starting out on the trail to take a trail, but are unsure how to begin planning for that kind of trip?

First time backpackers can be overwhelmed with the amount of conscious, critical, and calculated decisions that come with planning a backpacking trip. Be it a segment of the 1,444 Buckeye Trail that rings the state, a weekend trip on the Appalachian Trail, or even a multi-week trip to conquer Mount Everest, gear selection is the first step in coordinating a successful trip.

Backpacking Basics for Beginners takes place from 10 AM to 2 PM on Saturday, April 27 at the Gorman Nature Center. More…

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They’re Hidden From View: Richland County Letterboxes

3 Apr , 2019  

Note: Published in 2017, this article has been updated for spring/summer 2019.

Some 160 years ago, visitors to the Dartmoor region of southwest England began to do something rather peculiar. Those hiking on the moors would place a letter or postcard inside a designated box along the trail as a mark that they had visited. Those who would come after them would, in turn, post letters back to those who had left them. Soon, these “letterboxes” were carefully hidden so that they would be difficult to discover. More…

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History & Tourism

A Great Combination: Hiking And History At Hemlock Falls

31 Mar , 2019  

“Hemlock Falls: History and Lore” walkers will visit the falls and nearby rock formations in a two-hour, morning walk, led and narrated by Alan Wigton of the Richland County Historical Society. The walk will take place on Saturday, April 20 from 10 AM to 12 Noon. More…

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It’s Bald Eagle Nesting Season In Ohio; First Richland County Sighting Made

24 Mar , 2019  

It’s nesting season for bald eagles in this part of the country, and one has already been spotted in Richland County.

Female bald eagles in Ohio typically lay one to three eggs sometime in mid-February or late March. Eggs are incubated by both parents for about 35 days, and the young eagles leave the nest about three months later, usually before the Fourth of July. More…

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Annual Earth Stewardship Celebration Set

19 Mar , 2019  

The Earth Stewardship Steering Committee is pleased to announce the kick-off of the 23rd Annual Earth Stewardship Celebration, joining citizens across the State of Ohio and the United States in celebrating the Great American Cleanup. More…

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Winter Hike For Health

23 Jan , 2019  

Richland Public Health’s “Winter Hike for Health” on Saturday, February 9, will be in two locations. In addition to the traditional hike at Malabar Farm State Park, Gorman Nature Center in Mansfield is joining in the day’s healthy fun.

Enjoy the winter wonderland with hikes through the woods at either location from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Hikes are self-guided on easy trails so everyone in the family can participate. Adults must accompany children. More…

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