Glen Helen Section

  • A rehab for the rehab

    The Raptor Center is rebuilding its raptor cages, many of which are over 30 years old and no longer comply with regulations. (Photo by Suzanne Szempruch)

    The large cages for Glen Helen’s 30 permanent avian residents have served the Raptor Center for over 30 years. But the wire and wood are aging and have not met current regulation for some time.

  • VIDEO: 2014 Glen Helen pancake breakfast

    The Glen Helen Outdoor Education Center was full of volunteers and pancake eaters both young and old. (Photos by Matt Minde)

    After a two-year hiatus, the Glen Helen Association has brought back the beloved Pancake Breakfast.

  • Help spread pancake cheer at the Glen

    Brian Maughan indulged at the Glen's last breakfast in 2011.

    The Glen needs volunteers to put on its once again annual Pancake Breakfast friend-raiser next weekend.

  • Hip hop holiday

    Audrey Creighton became the self-appointed star of the Holiday Fest in the Springs show on Saturday when she climbed up on stage as the elves gave their seasonal admonition about pouting and crying. The afternoon’s performance at the Vernet Ecological Center featured a chorus of the Mills Lawn fifth and sixth graders and dance and vocal concerts by each of YS Kids Playhouse classes in hip-hop, ballet and singing. (Photos by Lauren Heaton)

    Saturday afternoon’s holiday fest at the Glen Helen’s Vernet Ecological Center was buzzing with activity — and Santa!

  • Tecumseh Land Trust and Dharma Center sponsor walking toward mindfulness

    Monthly nature meditation walks in Glen Helen are from 4–5 p.m. on the last Sunday of the month through October with the next session this Sunday, Aug. 25. The sessions include an introduction to meditation, 20-minute silent hike, thoughts on the season from Bill Felker, 20-minute journaliing period and group reflection. Organizers demonstrating walking meditation are, from front, Antioch College student Charlotte Pulitzer, Dharma Center board member Katie Egart, Tecumseh Land Trust executive director Krista Magaw and Felker. (Photo by Megan Bachman)c

    If you think the only way to meditate is sitting cross-legged with eyes closed, think again. A walking meditation in the great outdoors can open up a whole new world of sights, sounds, sensations and smells — all while re-wiring the brain to be more aware in everyday life.

  • Charges filed in Glen Helen ‘gunman’ scare

    Cody Buffenbarger, 22, of Springboro, was charged last week with falsification, a first-degree misdemeanor, for fabricating a story on June 27 about a man with a gun near Ecocamp cabins in Glen Helen.

  • Charges pending for Glen counselor

    Last week the Greene County Sheriff began working with the Greene County Prosecutor to settle on charges that will likely be handed to the Glen Helen naturalist who two weeks ago lied about a man with a gun in the Glen.

  • Gear up for the village’s own winged migration

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    Glen Helen invites the village’s bird watchers and watching enthusiasts to come out on Saturday, May 11, and help count the number of feathered friends that have chosen the local preserve as either a home or a migrant’s favorite stop-over.

  • Climate change hike Saturday at the Glen

    Wright State University professors Allen Hunt and Don Cippolini will lead a hike in Glen Helen on Saturday, April 6, with a focus on climate change relevant to the Glen. The hike begins at 11 a.m. at the Trailside Museum.

  • Glen host to variety of feathered friends in winter

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    Glen Helen took part in the annual Christmas Bird Count over the Christmas holiday, and counters found that the frozen woods aren’t as quiet as they sometimes seem.

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