Thursday, April 30, 2015

What Do You Do When You Find A "Baby" Wild Animal?

The ODNR Division of Wildlife and wildlife rehabilitators around the state have received calls from people who have found, what they believe to be, an “orphaned” wildlife animal. In most cases these animals are not orphans. Most people don’t realize that wild animals often leave their young unattended to draw predators away from the young animals, and only return to feed them. By removing these young from the wild, people are actually taking them away from the parents.

You can learn more about it by watching this video:

Orphaned and Injured Wildlife from WildOhio on Vimeo.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Wild Ohio Educator Enewsletter is changing....

Hello Everyone!

If you're a current subscriber to the Ohio Division of Wildlife's Educator Edition of the Wild Ohio Enewsletter, we're changing how we send you timely, accurate, and useful information about wildlife and conservation education around Ohio. News travels fast, and we want to provide you the best, and most accurate, information available.

You can now choose how you want to receive the information. To continue to receive conservation education updates, you can continue to follow this blog, you can like us on Facebook at Your Wild Ohio Educator (the former Ohio Project WILD Facebook page), and you can also follow us on Twitter @OhioWILDEd  

If you are also a current subscriber to the hunting, fishing and wildlife watcher sections of the eNewsletters, you can choose to follow the NEW Your Wild Ohio Hunter, Your Wild Ohio Angler, or Your Wild Ohio Explorer Facebook pages. Each page contains details about the specific part you play in conserving Ohio’s wildlife and habitats. Follow one, or follow them all. Not into social media? You won't be left out! The news and articles posted to social media will also be posted on our website. In addition, you can choose to receive all of this information in one convenient news feed by subscribing to our RSS Feed using your favorite RSS Feed Reader or app, or you can choose to receive updates via email.

Unfortunately, the Wild Ohio eNewsletter is being discontinued as of June 2015. This difficult decision was made based on high monetary costs of email software, low open rates of emails, and a decreasing interest in wildlife stories in their current format.

We apologize for the inconvenience and disappointment caused by discontinuing the eNewsletters and fishing reports, but we hope you enjoy the similar, and more timely information that is being provided via the communication channels above.

Thank you for continuing to support Ohio's wildlife!