All posts by Alison Wood-Osmun

Compass for the Season

Whether you’re spontaneous or plan adventures to the last detail, this list of hard copy guides, downloads, digital apps and a season opener event will have you on your way to summertime bliss. is a digital magazine with lists and commentary on weekend getaways in the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley region with trips

Don’t miss these two annual love-your-local-nature events

Sacred Space Designated as “One of the two hundred last great places on Earth,” you sense how precious the Oak Openings region is when you walk along wind rippled sand dunes, breathe in the serenity of old growth trees, and hear the mingled chorus of birds, frogs and crickets echoing over the marshes and through

Migratory Bird Rendezvous

The Biggest Week in American Birding, May 5th -14th, marks the pinnacle of migratory bird season in Northwest Ohio. Our incredible rivers, lakes, preserves, parks and wetland areas provide some of the best habitat for visiting birds— those that are just passing through the area and many who stay for a season. Our prime location

Field Guide: Spring time is here!

Spring has arrived (salute the vernal equinox) enticing us to relish and explore our corner of the world. Bright Decade The planet-protecting initiative known as Earth Hour is celebrating its 10th anniversary. The global conservation event unites us all when we simply turn off our electric lights from 8:30-9:30pm on Saturday, March 25 to help