Outdoors

Park programs, June 17

Tiffin Park & Recreation • The Late Show is featured June 24 in the Tiffin Park & Recreation Department Summer Concert Series at 7:30 p.m. in the band shelter at Hedges-Boyer Park. The rest of the concerts in this year’s series, sponsored by Tiffin Moose, include Rusty Vinyl at 7 ...

Biological time clocks are ticking

As one telling of the story goes, at some point during Yogi Berr’s managerial stint with the Mets in the early 1970s, Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver called over to him: Tom: “Hey, Yogi, what time is it?” Yogi: “You mean now?” We humans are deeply interested — obsessed would ...

Park Programs, June 3

Tiffin Park & Recreation • North Coast Concert Band kicks off the Tiffin Parks & Recreation Department Summer Concert Series at 7:30 p.m. today in the band shelter at Hedges-Boyer Park. Other concerts in the series, sponsored by Tiffin Moose, include Fostoria Community Band at 7:30 ...

Outdoor Briefs, June 3

SRWC meeting set for Wednesday The next Steering Committee meeting for the Sandusky River Watershed Coalition is 8:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Heidelberg Campus Center 220. The meeting is to focus on the organization’s annual meeting and family-centered activities scheduled for 10 a.m.-2 ...

Spring is busy time for bees and their keepers

Spring is the busiest time of year for bees and their beekeepers. Queens begin laying their eggs, scouts head out of the hive to find food to replenish diminished stocks, and the rest of the workers shoulder the load in raising more brood. For beekeepers, late summer and autumn are the ...

Park briefs, May 27

Tiffin Park & Recreation • The city swimming pool at Hedges-Boyer Park is to open for the season 1-7 p.m. Monday. The pool is to be open daily through Aug. 18. Daily admission is $3 for youth ages 17 and younger, free for children ages 2 and younger, $5 for adults ages 18-59, $4 for ...

Outdoor briefs, May 27

Ohio Wildlife Council OKs 2018-19 hunting regs COLUMBUS — The 2018-19 hunting and trapping seasons have been approved by the Ohio Wildlife Council, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. White-tailed deer hunting changes include modifications to antlerless harvest on ...

Protected

A Canada goose protects a group of goslings resting on brush in the Sandusky River near Washington Street Sunday afternoon.

More to fungi than meets the eye

“Now of course, the fungi are much more closely related to us than they are to plants.” Wait. … What? Yes, for a long time biologists classified them as a weird side branch of the Plant Kingdom. After all, mushrooms grow from the ground, have a stem-like structure and reproductive ...

Parks Programs, May 13

Seneca County • A Craft Creations program on cast iron cooking is planned for 5 p.m. Thursday at Seneca County Park District’s Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve. Participants can try their hand at cast iron cooking by preparing a dessert over the open fire. They all can learn about care and ...

Award winning painting

COLUMBUS — The artwork of wildlife artist Jocelyn Beatty won first place in the 2018 Ohio Wetlands Habitat Stamp design competition, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Beatty’s painting of a pair of redheads will appear on the Ohio Wetlands Habitat Stamp issued in fall ...

Janet bids farewell — to the column, not her garden

Note: This column is written by Janet DelTurco’s granddaughter, Brittany Szablewski. There are a few things you should know. The first is that Janet (also known in our family as Nan) has had a mild stroke. Thankfully, she is recovering more every day. The next thing that you should know ...

Outdoor briefs, April 29

Watershed coalition meeting Wednesday at Heidelberg Sandusky River Watershed Coalition Steering Committee is planning its monthly meeting for 8:30-10.20 a.m. Wednesday at Heidelberg Campus Center 220. On the agenda are membership, by-laws and planning the annual meeting. For more ...

Park Programs, April 29

Seneca County • Nature textures is the topic of a Seneca County Park District Backpackin’ Babies program at 5 p.m. Thursday at Geary Family YMCA Fruth Outdoor Center. Parents, grandparents or care-givers of infants from birth to 18 months are invited to explore textures and nature things ...

Some hard-earned knowledge about skunks

As the Ojibwe elders tell it, there was once a hunter who was a good provider for his wife and young son, but he unfortunately had a bad temper. One day, his wife irritated him while he was trapping beaver and he yelled at her so harshly that she ran back to the wigwam and took away their son, ...

Outdoor briefs, April 22

Tiffin gets 37th Tree City USA award Members of the Shade Tree and Beautification Commission of Tiffin Wednesday accepted the city’s 37th award from the 2018 Northwest Ohio Tree City USA awards celebration at Trinity Evangelical Church, Upper Sandusky. The northwest Ohio district ...

Park Programs, April 22

Seneca County • A Craft Creations program on knitting 101 is planned for 5 p.m. Wednesday at Seneca County Park District’s Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve, SR 19 south of Bloomville. Participants can try their hands at basic knitting stitches. No experience needed, but experienced people ...

Park patrons

Judy and John Arnold received the Commissioners Award from the Seneca County Park District in March for their years of service to the board and park projects. Judy retired as board secretary in March after more than 19 years of taking meeting minutes, handling correspondence and similar ...