2014 OCVN State Conference - The GEMS of Northwest Ohio

Jan. 24, 2014
Planning to Attend the 2014 State Conference?
Not sure of what Field Trips to attend or where to visit if you stay over the weekend? 

GEMS of Northwest Ohio

G-E-M-S is an acronym for Great Black Swamp,Erie Marshlands, Maumee River Community, and Savannas and Prairies.


Wild Ohio - Singing the Karner Blues

Join Candee Ellsworth, Conservation Coordinator for the Toledo Zoo as she discusses efforts to reintroduce federally endangered Karner Blue butterflies into the wild at the Milky Road Savannah in the Oak Openings Region of Lucas County.


Old Woman Creek National Estuarine Research Reserve

Lake Erie Legacy: Protecting Wetlands for Clean Water

Located in Huron, Ohio (Erie County) on the south-central shore of Lake Erie, Old Woman Creek National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) is one of the state's few remaining examples of a natural estuary. Learn how the NERR System uses its network of living laboratories to find solutions to issues facing America’s coastal communities.


Old Woman Creek Estuary Reserve

Old Woman Creek encompasses 574 acres, with the shallow estuary the centerpiece of the reserve. A small barrier beach buffers the estuary from Lake Erie. Other habitats include woodlands, old fields, and tributary streams. An outstanding visitor's center is full of interesting interpretive displays, and offers an overlook of the estuary.

Old Woman Creek Estuary BioBlitz


Wild Ohio - Lake Erie Fall Gill Net Survey

Lake Erie Fall Gill Net Survey Fall is a busy time for biologists at the Ohio Division of Wildlife's Lake Erie Fisheries Unit, and it's all hands on deck for the annual population assessment survey!

Ohio Remains Vigilant in Asian Carp Testing

Ohio Remains Vigilant in Asian Carp Testing  August 15, 2013             Columbus—Only a single water sample, out of 225 samples from the Maumee River and 100 samples from the Sandusky River, contained traces of genetic material from silver Asian carp, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). The testing seeks to identify the presence of environmental DNA (eDNA) from bighead or silver Asian carp and the lone...

Castalia Prairie at Resthaven Wildlife Area

Wild Ohio visits the Castalia Prairie in Erie County. http://vimeo.com/72971369 More Information at: http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/Home/wild_resourcessubhomepage/WildlifeAreaMa... LOCATION AND DESCRIPTION The Resthaven Wildlife Area is at the northern edge of Castalia on the west side of State Route 269. Totaling 2,272 acres, the area includes 444 acres of water. Most of the land is in woodland and shrubby cover...

Spring Migrating Waterfowl - Marsh Madness - Wild Ohio

In this video, Marsh Madness, Join Mike Ervin, a Div. of Wildlife biologist as he discusses the various types of migrating waterfowl in Ohio. http://vimeo.com/62283333

Visit The Lake Erie Birding Trail

Welcome to the Lake Erie Birding Trail. Covering the entire 312 miles of Ohio shoreline, from Conneaut to Toledo, the trail includes the lake’s greatest birding locales. The Lake Erie shore and its immediate environs offer some of the best birding in the Great Lakes region. In recognition of Lake Erie's significance to birds, and the level of interest by birders, the Division of Wildlife created the Lake Erie Birding Trail project, in partnership with Lake Erie Coastal Ohio Trail and...

Migratory Bird Day at Magee Marsh


Magee Marsh Wildlife Area


This 2,202-acre controlled hunting area and birding hotspot is located 17 miles west of Port Clinton on State Route 2, and 10 miles north of Oak Harbor on State Route 19.


WildOhio TV: Oak Openings

The richly diverse area west of Toledo is built on a clay foundation and covered by wind-swept sand. It is home to at least 180 rare species in all, one of them being the endangered Karner blue and purplish copper butterflies.


Wildlife in Motion


Spring Walleye Run - Maumee River Toledo


Tracking the Secretive Blanding's Turtle - Oak Openings Sand Dunes

WildOhio TV: The quiet Blanding’s turtle rarely calls attention to itself. So, if its populations were in trouble, how would we know? See how researchers at the Toledo Zoo are tracking this secretive turtle.  http://vimeo.com/9136501

The Biggest Week in American Birding at Magee Marsh


The Gossamer-wing Family in NW Ohio


Mona’s Monarchs - Castalia - 2010

WildOhio TV 2010: Mona Rutger, wildlife rehabilitator and owner of Back to the Wild in Castalia, Ohio, has cared for animals as small as chipmunks and as large as bald eagles. She discusses the plight of the Monarch Butterflies and the decline in milkweed plants due to spraying and mowing.


Management of the Common Tern


Lake Erie Watersnake Population Rebounds

Wild Ohio TV: The Lake Erie watersnake, a snake found almost exclusively on the Lake Erie Islands, is being removed from the federal government's list of threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. August 2011