This week the Division of Wildlife held their annual Wildlife Diversity Partners' meetings. It is an opportunity for the birders, butterfliers, snake handlers and nature center representatives from all across Ohio to get together and share ideas and learn the latest offerings by Division of Wildlife.
We also vote on the photo that will be on the Wildlife Diversity Stamp. This year's winner is a garter snake, but oh, what a snake it is! You'll be proud to display it as a sign of your commitment to non-game species being helped by Wildlife dollars in Ohio.
We also took a tour of a wetland complex the Toledo Metroparks has teamed with the Division of Wildlife to create. Next spring when you are at Magee Marsh and Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, go a few miles more to the west and your find the newly created Howard Marsh Metropark.
|Howard Marsh as seen from Metzger Marsh causeway.|
If you drive down the causeway at Metzer Marsh, look to the west and you'll see some newly created impoundments and water handling systems.
|Sign of the times.|
|Black Saddlebags dragonfly|
|Big cloud drama, provided by stormy skies.|