Life in Delaware County

New Lager Features Stratford Ecological Center Honey

28 Apr , 2019  

Updated. With the Earth Day release of Helios, a Rustic Lager brewed with sustainable ingredients, Land-Grant Taproom is proud to continue their annual Sun-Grant series of beers. Named for and inspired by the Sun-Grant Association, a group of land-grant universities that research and develop sustainable and environmentally friendly bio-based energy alternatives, Sun-Grant beers are brewed using sustainable techniques and ingredients.

This year’s beer features local honey from the Stratford Ecological Center near Delaware, Pilsner malt from Haus Malts in Cleveland, Michigan grown Triple Pearl hops and a Kveik yeast strain that ferments at an energy efficient lower temperature. More…

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Fish For Free

13 Apr , 2019  

It is the only weekend all year when those 16 years old or older are not required to obtain a fishing license to fish in the state’s public waters.

“Ohio has world-class fishing, and our free fishing weekend is a great opportunity to experience what the state has to offer,” said Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine. “I invite Ohioans to take some time to get outside with family and friends to enjoy our wonderful natural resources.”

The Division of Wildlife’s six fish hatcheries stocked more than 44 million sport fish in public waters in 2018, including walleye, saugeye, steelhead, rainbow trout, brown trout, muskellunge, channel catfish, blue catfish and hybrid striped bass, which will provide opportunities for the estimated 1.3 million Ohio anglers. More…

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Celebrating The Return Of Martins And Ospreys

7 Apr , 2019  

On one upcoming weekend, Preservation Parks is celebrating spring by welcome two different bird species at two different venues.

On Saturday, April 13, “Amethysts of the Sky” will recognize the return of purple martins to Gallant Farm. As always, the martins will entertain with their aerial acrobatics and delightful songs. They have to be seen and heard to be believed! More…

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Buckeye Blooms On The Way

6 Apr , 2019  

Ohioans will soon be treated to a spectacular display of native spring wildflowers. This year’s season began in late March in Ohio’s southern counties and gradually will move northward as the season comes to an end in the middle of May, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Natural Areas and Preserves.

“Spring is one of the most magical times of year in Ohio,” said ODNR Director Mary Mertz. “Spring welcomes an array of colorful wildflowers, which line trails and hillsides all over the state. Hiking is a great way to get outdoors to see spring wildflowers and reconnect with nature after the chill of the winter months.” More…

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Get Trained To Spot

19 Mar , 2019  

The National Weather Service is looking for weather spotters.

The NWS office in Wilmington is holding Spotter Training sessions across Ohio, including here in Delaware County. These classes are free and open to the public, but some may require advanced registration. More…

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Learn How To Prune Your Brambles

5 Mar , 2019  

Have fruit trees? One fact about managing those plants is that they should be pruned each and every year. And, if you are unaware of how that should be accomplished, you’re in luck.

The Stratford Ecological Center is holding a Fruit Tree & Bramble Pruning Class from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM on March 30. More…

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Sail And Shear Sheep This Spring

14 Feb , 2019  

Only a few more weeks to go, friends, until the weather breaks, the sun shines, and the sounds of spring return to Delaware County.

Just in time, the Spring 2019 Program Guide from Preservation Parks has been published and is available to peruse. It can be found in many county locations, but also online. More…

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Register Today For Maple Sugar Tours

1 Feb , 2019  

Each late winter and early spring, the sap is ready. The stored-up starch in the trunks and roots of maple trees is converted into sugar. This sap is heated to remove the excess water and the concentrate is an amazingly tasty component of many foods and candies.

See this process first-hand by attended a Maple Sugar Tour at Stratford Ecological Center on February 16 and February 23. More…

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Sunbury Holding Open House On Trail Paving Project

30 Jan , 2019  

An open house is scheduled to seek public comment on a proposed project at 6:30 PM on January 30 at the Town Hall located at 51 E. Cherry St., Third Floor.

Those who attend can comment on the project that would pave a 750 foot segment of the Ohio Fallen Heroes Multi-use Trail in Sunbury. More…

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Maple Sugar Tour Guides Sought

23 Jan , 2019  

The Stratford Ecological Center is looking for a few people with a passion for maple.

Enjoy kids and nature? The Center is seeking Maple Sugar Tour Guides for February and March. Guide training takes place on February 14 from 9:30 AM to 1 PM. Tours are scheduled during the week and on Saturdays during the sugaring season. More…

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Spend Some Time With Birds

22 Jan , 2019  

Lovers of feathered friends join together each month as the Delaware County Bird Club holds get-togethers at Deer Haven park on selected Monday evenings.

Anyone interested in birds is welcome to attend, and all ages are welcome. Each meeting features a different speaker covering exciting birding-related topics. Doors open at 6:30 PM with the program beginning at 7 PM. More…

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Swap A Seed Or Two

18 Jan , 2019  

They’ve become a common occurrence around the country. During the “non-planting” times of the year, and often in the middle of winter, gardening and horticulture enthusiasts congregate to exchange their favorite seeds. These exchanges can be an opportunity to build community, share information about plant variety and gardening techniques, and to learn about each other’s projects. More…

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Ever Wanted To Wander Ohio? These People Have!

5 Jan , 2019  

Preservation Parks’ offerings this month include an opportunity to meet and listen to people who have worn out their shoes traveling the backways and byways of our state.

Chuck and Beth Hewett will be on hand to discuss their book, “Wandering Ohio – A Buckeye Trail Thru Hike” on Sunday, January 13 at Shale Hollow Park. More…

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Take A Hike To Start The Year Off Right

24 Dec , 2018  

There are two opportunities to begin your 2019 with hikes through nature in Delaware County.

A “New Year’s Day Hike” will start things off at 10 AM on Tuesday. This is the a healthy hike led by Preservation Parks’ volunteer Len Fisher through the woods and prairies of Deer Haven Park and Havener Park. Afterward, put up your feet a bit and warm up with a hot beverage and cookies by the fireplace in the visitors center.

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Christmas Is For The Birds

4 Dec , 2018  

Local preparations are underway for the annual Christmas Bird Count, and that topic will be on the minds of attendees at the Delaware County Bird Club on December 10.

The presentation that evening will explore the rich history of the Count, focusing on the count here in Delaware County. This year’s Count is scheduled for December 16 and will be the 31st such annual event here. More…

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