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  • Annual sugar shack tour planned

    A family-friendly tour of Flying Mouse Farm, owned by John DeWine and Michelle Burns, with its sugar shack and maple sugaring operation will take place this Sunday, March 4, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the farm at 100 E. Fairfield Pike. Attendees should dress for muddy conditions. (Photo by Will Drewing)

    Tecumseh Land Trust, or TLT, will host its annual sugar shack tour Sunday, Feb. 25, 2–4 p.m., at Flying Mouse Farms, 100 E. Fairfield Pike.

  • Down to Earth | Bobcats and coyotes and foxes: Oh, yes!

    “Their presence signals that the environment is healthy enough to support these creatures, which they in turn help to maintain through their regulation of prey populations.”

  • Local, state deer population mounts

    Yellow Springs resident and professor of biological sciences at Wright State University Don Cipollini told the News last week that there are currently around 800,000 deer in the state.

  • ODNR to lead annual winter hike

    Two geese enjoy the view of the Little Miami River from a moss-covered rock at the Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve. The gorge's Nature Center opens for the season on Sunday, April 4. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    Naturalists with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources will lead the annual six-mile winter hike through John Bryan State Park and Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve on Saturday, Feb. 10.

  • 2024 Adventure Summit | A dirtbag climber’s tale

    Local resident Molly Finch’s multiyear journey of mountainous highs and dumpster lows is the topic of a public presentation at Wright State University on Saturday, Feb. 10, 4:45 p.m., as a part of Five River MetroParks and the university’s Adventure Summit.

  • Take a hike with ‘The Naturalist’ on Channel 5

    Outfitted with a GoPro camera and decades’ worth of knowledge to share, local resident Don Cipollini brings viewers along on journeys that delve into the natural world on “The Naturalist” — the newest original program to be broadcast by Community Access Yellow Springs Channel 5.

  • Tecumseh Land Trust receives $100,000 grant

    Locally based Tecumseh Land Trust, or TLT, was recently awarded a $100,000 grant from the American Farmland Trust, or AFT, to help farmers and landowners in the area in transferring their land to a new generation of producers.

  • New prairie to protect Ellis Pond

    On Thursday, Nov. 16, a small team of local residents and members of the Village Environmental Commission went to the northern reaches of the 17-acre Ellis Park to install a 4,500-square-foot prairie.

  • Villagers build prairie nursery

    As the weather grows colder and Yellow Springs moves through fall and toward winter, one hope for future spring and summer is already planted and waiting in the Thistle Creek development, on the edge of the Glass Farm Wetland and Conservation Area.

  • Black Farming Conference returns

    The Black Farming Conference will be held Friday and Saturday, Sept. 29 and 30, at the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center and the neighboring campus of Central State University, both in Wilberforce.

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