Outdoor briefs, Oct. 28

Hayride, night hike Saturday at FELC

A free family hayride and night hike is planned for 7 p.m. Saturday at the Franciscan Earth Literacy Center, 192 St. Francis Ave.

Participants can take a walk along the trails, enjoy a hay ride to the woods and a campfire and snack as well as stop at stations along the way to participate in activities.

For more information, call (419) 448-7485.

Deer processing workshop set for Nov. 14 in Antwerp

FINDLAY — Outdoor enthusiasts interested in learning to field dress and butcher a white-tailed deer can attend a free informational workshop 6-9:30 p.m. Nov. 14, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

The workshop is to take place at Antwerp Conservation Club, 17814 Road 53, Antwerp.

Trained professionals from the Division of Wildlife and Antwerp Conservation Club are partnering to cover topics including field dressing, skinning and butchering. The workshop is hands-on and portions are to take place outside. Participants are encouraged to dress appropriately for the workshop and for the weather.

Advanced registration is required by Nov. 9 by calling Andrea Altman at (419) 429-8321.

FELC to host science day for kids 5-10 Nov. 21

Franciscan Earth Literacy Center is hosting Science Day for Kids ages 5-10 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 21 at the center, 194 St. Francis Ave.

The topic is nutrition. Kids can learn the science behind eating food, how the body uses the food and learn what is in food. They are to do some baking and learn how a body works.

Participants should provide their own lunch.

The day is to be led by Sister Shirley Shafranek, who was a science teacher for 28 years, and Matt Miller, a biology teacher for 18 years.

Advanced registration is required by Nov. 18 with $18 per child. Scholarships are available.

For more information, call (419) 448-7485 or email sshafranek


Fsh die along Florida’s Space Coast beaches

MELBOURNE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Hundreds of fish have washed ashore in the past week along Florida’s Space Coast beaches, a week after the first signs of a toxic algae outbreak were reported.

The dead fish, mostly mullet, were found this week from Melbourne Beach to Satellite Beach on the state’s east coast.

Florida Today reports that public work crews used large equipment to scoop up the dead fish in the town of Indialantic.

Despite the fish kills, water samples this week along the Space Coast showed a decrease in the algae known as red tide.

The red tide began last October off southwest Florida after Hurricane Irma swept up the state. It has killed massive numbers of fish, along with scores of sea turtles and the state’s beloved manatees.

The bloom also causes respiratory irritations in people.


Information from: Florida Today (Melbourne, Fla.), http://www.floridatoday.com

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press.


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