We have been working hard at Southview Oak Savanna. TOPS own Conservation Crew has been spending a lot of time there, but so has another group from our collaborators Partners for Clean Streams. Here’s a Blade article you can read to learn more about Partners for Clean Stream’s Maumee Conservation Corps and what the Corps … Continue reading Wildlife at Southview Oak Savanna
The Toledo-Lucas County Public Library kicked off its Dig Into Reading campaign by filming commercials at our Fossil Park! Check out the links to the videos to see Fossil Park in action. Then come visit Fossil Park at 5675 Centennial Road and dig up your own Devonian fossils! Don’t forget to visit your local library, too, … Continue reading Dig Into Reading … and FOSSILS
On Monday, May 13, around 8:30 am. 3 Sandhill Cranes were observed flying over the southern part of Sylvan Prairie Park. Later in the day, Ian a member of our conservation crew, heard the cranes while planting native wetland plants at the park. Very Exciting!
Join hundreds of other families from the community to try your hand at trout fishing at Olander Park this Saturday. Registration starts 8:30 a.m. and the registration form can be found here: http://www.olanderpark.com/images/DerbyRegForm2013Mel.pdf Bring your forms to the Nederhouser Community Hall, or fill one out there. Drop your line in starting at 9 a.m. and enjoy … Continue reading Trout Derby this Saturday!
This morning’s bird walk at Olander Park was fabulous! Lots of warblers sighted! The warblers were on the ground looking for insects instead of high up in the trees so viewing was easy. They were just feet away! Magnolia warblers Pine warblers Ruby Crowned Kinglet Tree Swallows Barn Swallows Yellow Shafted Flickers Chipping Sparrow
We caught sight of a female Hooded Merganser on Lake Olander today! We thought we saw two males with her, but by the time we got our spotting scope aimed in their direction, we only saw the female. We also had about 10 Pie-billed Grebes, 5 Ruddy Ducks, and many ever-present American Coots.
Many regular visitors to Olander Park have been treated to bald eagle sightings! We have had one eagle who comes to Olander regularly. We saw it often in the late fall and winter, but hadn’t seen it as much once early spring started. This week, though, we were lucky enough to see the eagle on … Continue reading Bald Eagle at Olander
Are you interested in knowing what birds we’ve seen lately on Lake Olander? Or maybe you want updates on the restoration work we’re doing at Sylvan Prairie. Then you should check out this blog! We’ll use this blog to share with you the work we do and the cool things we see when we’re out and … Continue reading TOPS has a blog!