Fall migrations playing near you!

My last post, about the Asters of September, reminded me that we will soon be seeing lots of changes in Nature. Late summer and fall is the time of wildlife migration. Birds, butterflies, dragonflies,, whales, bats and other creatures change their routines at this time. In Northeast Ohio, we are blessed with several flyways crossing our skies.

This month and next month are a great time to get out and explore Nature, witnessing the diversity of wildlife as the birds fly through. We have some great federal parks and preserves in Ohio, and an abundance of state lands suitable for observing bird migrations as well.

Check out this article from enature.com about fall migrations to learn a bit more: eNature: The Fall Lineup.

 

Hocking Hills the Fall

I have always loved the other-worldly feel of the Hocking Hills area. The rock outcroppings, caves, mature forests and hilly landscape all make for some exciting and sometimes challenging hiking. Not to mention the feeling that you are walking through a natural “place of power”. It just feels to me like the Earth’s energy is very close to the surface in the region. You can close your eyes and almost feel the vital energy that holds us all together pulsing through the rocks and trees and streams. Check out this Plain Dealer article to learn more about the hunting, fishing, and natural relaxation options:

Hocking Hills fine in the fall – Cleveland Outdoors by D’Arcy Egan | The Plain Dealer – Cleveland.com

 

A weekend in the 1800's–Hamilton County Park District — Cincinnati, Ohio

Hamilton County Park District — Cincinnati, Ohio
Hamilton County Park District is having an 1800’s weekend that runs September 20 from 3 to 7 p.m. and Sunday, September 21 from 1 to 5 p.m. This is a great opportunity for naturalists, history buffs, kids, moms, dads, grandparents, and just about anyone else to get outdoors and learn about our shared heritage.

The event is held at Shawnee Lookout. This Hamilton County Park has forests, meadows and prairie habitats, along with vast areas of wetlands nearby. Shawnee Lookout is a great place to observe wildlife. The park also includes views of the Ohio River Valley and the Great Miami River Valley. Check out the nature along the park’s three hiking trails.