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Celebrate Ohio’s State Bird With The 2021 Ohio Wildlife Legacy Stamp

24 Apr , 2021  

The northern cardinal was adopted by the Ohio General Assembly as the state bird in 1933 and has been revered for its beauty and melodic songs for generations. Easily identifiable, the cardinal is one of Ohio’s most iconic species. All Ohioans and supporters of wildlife conservation can celebrate this colorful bird by purchasing the 12th annual Ohio Wildlife Legacy Stamp, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife.

“We are thrilled to feature the beautiful northern cardinal on this year’s Ohio Wildlife Legacy Stamp,” said Division of Wildlife Chief Kendra Wecker. “The stamp and this amazing photo will promote wildlife diversity in Ohio. Purchasing a legacy stamp gives all Ohioans a chance to directly contribute to the future of wildlife. A stamp makes a fun gift for birders and other conservation supporters and comes with the added benefit of a 25% discount at Ohio state park lodges.” More…


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ODNR Rainbow Trout Release Happening Week Of April 9 In Richland County

5 Mar , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

Fishing opportunities will abound this spring when rainbow trout are stocked at 67 public lakes and ponds, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife.

Beginning the week of March 12 at Adams Lake in Adams County, more than 81,000 of these cold-water fish will be stocked in 2021. Richland County fishing areas will see releases beginning the second week of April.

Rainbow trout are raised at Ohio’s state fish hatcheries and measure between 10-13 inches when they are released by the Division of Wildlife. Rainbow trout releases will take place across Ohio from early March until May as long as areas are ice-free and accessible to anglers. More…

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Wildlife Officer Assigned To Richland County

4 Nov , 2020  

Ohio Wildlife Officer Nathan Kaufmann has been assigned to Richland County, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. A 2014 graduate of the Wildlife Officer Academy, Officer Kaufmann has served in Huron County since 2015.

Officer Kaufmann is a graduate of Shelby High School in Richland County. In 2005, he received an associate degree in fish and wildlife management from Hocking College. In 2008, he received a Bachelor of Science degree in fishery and wildlife management from the University of Idaho. He has been the handler of K-9 Officer May since 2019. More…


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A Different Kind Of Census: 707 Bald Eagle Nests In Ohio Include 14 In Richland County

23 Apr , 2020  

Sources: ODNR, 1812Blockhouse Staff

Thanks to thousands of reports from citizen scientists during February and March, 706 bald eagle nests have been confirmed in Ohio, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife.

1812Blockhouse shared a background story about this census back in January, and shared news of the first bald eagle sighting of 2020. That story can be read here.

The bald eagle is one of Ohio’s greatest wildlife success stories. The nest census was the first undertaking to discover all such sites for the first time in eight years. The results show an increase of 151% from the 2012 census, when 281 nests were recorded in Ohio. The high number of nests represents the hard work and dedication put forth for Ohio’s wildlife. More…

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Next Saturday Brings “What’s Up Duck?”

25 Nov , 2017  

Need something to do next Saturday? If so, come join the folks at the Gorman Nature Center for “What’s Up Duck?”

This is the Gorman’s Annual Waterfowl Watch which takes place at local reservoirs, including ClearFork Reservoir and other nearby bodies of water. More…


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Nature And History: Outstanding Weekends Ahead

23 Apr , 2017  

Your friends in Columbus and Cleveland may well brag about all there is to do and see in the big city. Without a doubt, urban areas do have unique attractions worth visiting.

Neither of these places, however, can claim the variety of natural and historic venues that north central Ohio can. Those attractions, all easy to get to along non-congested roadways, are on view over the next two weekends – and 1812Blockhouse will be taking that ride along with you. More…

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