1. Frogs that Freeze Solid

    Mar 8, 2015

    Wood frogs are beginning to wake up for their spring breeding season.

    Learn more about how these amphibians survive the winter frozen completely solid.

  2. Education and Learning Options -- On-Going Programs

    Feb 18, 2015

    Regional and Statewide Calendars of Events for 2015

    Ohio State Parks host events all year long from themed campouts to hands-on learning seminars. Search their calendar at

    New! Webinar Training Website


    Second Wednesdays | 1:00 – 2:00pm ET of every month at

  3. Ohio Birds and Biodiversity - Cooper's Hawk - A Swift and Deadly Natural Predator

    Feb 17, 2015

    Jim McCormac's has written a very interesting article regarding the Cooper's Hawk.It was published in the Columbus Dispatch on Sunday, February 15, 2015. 

    Wonderful photos and very interesting facts about the role they play in the ecological balance of Nature.

  4. Lake and Reservoir Turnover - The Big Flip

    Feb 14, 2015

    Have you ever gone to a lake or reservoir in the fall to find that it smells like sulfur, has a unusual color, and decomposing vegetation in the water? What you are witnessing is a lake or reservoir turnover. Lakes and reservoirs in Ohio usually have two turnover periods, one in the fall and another in the spring. Depending upon the lake or reservoir, it is also possible for some waters to experience additional turnovers between these periods if conditions are just right.

  5. Ohio's Muskellunge Program

    Feb 13, 2015

    Ohio's Muskellunge Program

  6. How Bugs Survive Ohio Winters

    Feb 13, 2015

    Life, suspended: How bugs survive Ohio winters

    Many insects and spiders brave winter’s cold by making their own antifreeze or finding a warm place to hide 

    Read more:\

  7. Help Wanted - Track and Record the Monarch's Journey North

    Feb 10, 2015

    Citizen scientists track the monarch butterfly migration each fall and spring as the monarchs travel to and from Mexico. Report your own observations of migrating butterflies to real-time migration maps. Share data to help scientists understand how monarchs respond to climate and changing seasons. Explore monarch butterfly life cycle, ecology, habitat and conservation needs.

  8. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service To Save the Monarch Butterfly

    Feb 10, 2015

    Press Release U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Teams with Conservation Partners to Launch Campaign to Save Beleaguered Monarch Butterfly, Engage Millions of Americans

    February 9, 2015

    Vanessa Kauffman, 703-358-2138,
    Miles Grant, 703-864-9599,

  9. Save the Monarch Butterfly

    Feb 10, 2015

    Milkweeds for Monarchs Facebook

    Read more at:

  10. Nature's Corner - The Little Miami River Watershed Network

    Feb 7, 2015

    Nature's Corner #78 - January 2015

    Erin Shaw, Naturalist from Caesar Creek State Park visits with Hope Taft of the Little Miami River Kleeners and Aaron Rourke from Rivers Unlimited to talk about the importance of keeping the Little Miami River clean.

    The SW RiverLands OCVN Chapter is a founding partner for this newly formed organization:  The Little Miami Watershed Network