All posts by Alison Wood-Osmun

Field Guide: Awe-Inspiring Universe

This month the universe offers us a solar eclipse, a meteor shower, the swirling Milky Way and beyond. Day Sky The Moon will create quite a show on Monday, August 21 with a solar eclipse, passing between the earth and the sun and blocking our view of the sun. A small part of the US

Field Guide: Summertime Fun Outdoors

Great Lakes Fishing Join in the increasing popularity of largemouth bass fishing by participating in any of the competitive and fun tournaments in Toledo, Central Lake Erie, and Eastern Ohio. Populations of largemouth bass are healthy, big and biting. The Great Lakes Largemouth Toledo Division series will be held on August 13 and 27 at

Rappelling and Hiking Nirvana

Hiking among the panoramic grandeur of deep gorges, cascading waterfalls and soaring sandstone rock cliffs in southeastern Ohio’s Hocking Hills, you can experience the curving trails— wrought by glaciers millions of years ago— now lushly adorned with old growth trees and native plants. High Life Hocking Hills Adventure Trek (Trek Network) offers activities including guided

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