An Interview with Rebecca Rose
A video interview with Rebecca Rose, our November 18 speaker and Columbus Zoo Field Conservation Manager, is available here. Interviews with Columbus Audubon speakers are conducted by members of the Central Ohio Chapter of the Ohio Young Birders Club.
DNAP Honors Columbus Audubon
The Ohio Division of Natural Areas and Preservers has honored Columbus Audubon for its long-running Service in the Preserves (SiP) program! The award was presented to SiP coordinator Katryn Renard at the recent annual DNAP conference at Mohican State Park. Congratulations to all of our wonderful SiP volunteers who have given so much time and hard work to maintain and improve Ohio's most beautiful natural areas!
Field Trip Cancellations Nov 22
The icy weather on Saturday, November 22, forced us to cancel two Columbus Audubon field trips. While we make every effort to ensure that field trips take place as scheduled, the horrendous road conditions that morning made it unsafe -- and even impossible -- for our field trip leaders to reach their destinations.
We hope that anyone who planned to attend either of the scheduled trips looked at the weather and thought the better of leaving home! We do apologize to anyone who may have been inconvenienced by the cancellations. We hope you will join us on a future trip, one with better weather.
Ticks and Lyme Disease
Our friends at the Ohio Division of Wildlife remind us to be aware of the possibility of Blacklegged Ticks in wooded areas in parts of Ohio. These ticks can transmit Lyme disease. While hunters probably are at greatest risk, birders and others who might venture into the woods should take simple, common sense precautions.
Unlike many other tick species, Blacklegged Ticks can be active when temperatures reach the upper 30's or low 40's. If you will be in the woods in Ohio, consider using permethrin-treated clothing, tuck your pants into your socks and shirt into pants, and check for ticks afterwards. For more information, check out an article by Dr Glen Needham.
Take Flight! 2014
Columbus Audubon's inaugural Take Flight! run/walk for 2014 was a great success! Seventy-five runners and walkers took advantage for a beautiful morning at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center/Scioto-Audubon Metro Park for the event.
An Interview with George Archibald
A video interview with George Archibald, our November 1 speaker and founder of the International Crane Foundation, is available here. Interviews with Columbus Audubon speakers are conducted by members of the Central Ohio Chapter of the Ohio Young Birders Club.
Entertainment Books are Back
Once again this year, you can support Columbus Audubon and save some bucks by purchasing an Entertainment Book full of discounts for area businesses. And it's even better than before: you can print coupons from your computer and even use coupons directly from your smart phone!
Your purchases of the Entertainment Book, coupons and mobile services, and the smart phone app supports Columbus Audubon. Purchasing an Entertainment Book is easier than ever, too. Just click here to go to the Entertainment Book Web site. Buy now to take advantage of free shipping.
Want to buy Entertainment Books while you are traveling or as gifts for out-of-town friends and family? You can purchase Entertainment Books online for over 110 regions across the US and Canada. Columbus Audubon benefits from all of your Entertainment Book purchases so long as you start from our link.