If any of you strolled by the Southview Oak Savanna along the University Parks Trail these last couple of weeks, you might have been asking yourself that question. TOPS Conservation Crew, along with awesome volunteers from the Toledo ZOOTeens, the University of Toledo’s Department of Environmental Sciences, and the local chapter of Wild Ones, have been … Continue reading Why are they removing leaves from the Savanna?
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This picture was taken Friday 3-28 at Sylvan Prairie Park. The ducks in the fore ground are Mallards-1 male, 1 female The ducks in the background are Blue Winged Teal. A dabbling duck that migrates through in the Spring and Fall. This is a close up of a Blue Winged Teal.
Looking for a way to make a difference in the community? Join us to restore wildlife habitat in Sylvania this Sunday March 30 from 9am to noon. We’ll be working at the Southview Oak Savanna, removing leaves to make the sandy soil better able to support the rare plants that like sunny, sandy spots in … Continue reading Volunteer Work Day this Sunday
Maplefest2014 Maplefest2014 Come out to Olander Park and experience the sights and tastes of Maple Sugaring Days!
From late fall to late January, we had a pair of bald eagles visiting Olander Park almost every day. One day in late fall / early winter, we saw three eagles at Lake Olander! But then one of them chased another one away. This was likely territorial behavior … getting the newcomer to stay away … Continue reading Bald Eagle Pair
The colder temperatures have made the ice stable again. Green flags are flying now, indicating that the ice is thick enough for ice fishing and skating. But check to make sure the red flags (indicating unsafe ice) aren’t up before you go on the ice.
One of the most amazing mass migrations in the world is that of the monarch butterfly. It takes four generations of butterflies to complete the 2,500 mile journey every year, and they return to the same sites, sometimes even the exact same trees, each winter. The monarch butterflies you see right here in the Midwest migrate to Mexico … Continue reading Monarch Butterflies Need Our Help