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Glen Helen Section

  • Earth Day events galore at Glen this weekend

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    Register for events at this weekend’s Earth Day celebration.

  • Gifts of the Glen – A Spring Essay

    Stark white Hepatica peer out from the green stone crevasses.

    Images and words from recent traipses in the Glen.

  • Glen Helen trails to close

    This stretch of trail has tripled in width due to hikers on muddy days. (Photo courtesy of Glen Helen)

    Seasonal trail closures are coming soon to Glen Helen.

  • How many birds?

    Rat-tat-tat! Pileated woodpecker at work. Fourteen of these were spotted during the recent Christmas Bird Count in Glen Helen and environs. (Image from Wikipedia)

    Grand totals from this year’s Christmas Bird Count in the Glen and environs are in!

  • Longtime raptor caretaker retires

    Betty Ross with one of the Raptor Center’s permanent residents, a barn owl named Louie. Barn owls are not native to Ohio, but moved in after the forests were cleared for farming. After nearly 30 years as the Raptor Center’s director, Ross retired last month. (Photo by Audrey Hackett)

    A conservative estimate of the number of birds Betty Ross has handled in her nearly 30 years at the Raptor Center might be 4,500.

  • Glen now protected into perpetuity

    After a nine-year effort, Glen Helen is now officially preserved as forever a green space. A collaboration of federal, state and local agencies assisted in the process of raising funds to purchase conservation easements for the Glen. Shown above are leaders Krista Magaw, executive director of Tecumseh Land Trust, and Glen Director Nick Boutis. (Photo by Matt Minde)

    A nine-year effort to protect Glen Helen finally came to a successful conclusion last week, with the Glen now preserved as a wild place into perpetuity.

  • Camp out with the Perseids

    Night sky photo by Eddie Pavlu published by Astronomy Magazine in 2011.

    Glen Helen will host a camp-out for stargazers during the Perseid meteor shower Aug. 14.

  • Writer, birder Nelson to read

    Writer and birder Kent Nelson of Colorado will read from his work Tuesday, April 21 at 7 p.m. at Glen Helen. (submitted photo)

    Kent Nelson’s twin passions for writing and birding work well together. For instance, birding takes him to remote and exotic locations, such as an Aleutian island in Alaska, where the Yupik village he visited inspired a short story — about birders who go to Alaska.

  • Celebrate Earth Week at the Glen

    This tree was planted in 1929 by Hugh Taylor Birch in memory of his daughter Helen Bitch Bartlett. (photos by Suzanne Ehalt)

    Earth Day events will be held in the Glen all week, beginning this weekend.

  • Glen hosts pancake breakfast and hikes this weekend

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    The Glen will hold several community events this weekend, including the annual pancake breakfast and several spring hikes.

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