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Know when (and where) to look and you’ll see the animals of the world are in motion again—flying to their summer homes and breeding grounds.
Stopover sites are critical to the survival of migratory birds.
Each year as the weather warms, hundreds of millions of birds will make their annual trip north to the forests, prairies, streams, rivers and beaches of the United States and Canada. The Western Lake Erie Basin is a major stopover area for birds to rest and refuel before continuing on their journey.
About 200 species of neotropical migratory birds annually make an incredible intercontinental trip, including songbirds, shorebirds and a few types of waterfowl. Nesting grounds for these birds vary widely throughout Canada and the United States, yet no matter the final destination, their long journey will require layovers – known as stopover sites – where they may rest and refuel for the next leg of their trip.
Kitty Todd has one of the highest concentrations of rare species of any nature preserve in the state.
Check out these colorful signs of spring from around the state.
Big Darby Headwaters protects the tributary streams of one of the Midwest’s most biologically rich waterways.
Watch a video and explore the connection between healthy forests and our drinking water.
The world's largest freshwater ecosystem provides food, water, habitat, natural resources and jobs to millions of people.
Luca, the son of freshwater scientist Jeff Opperman, has a simple experiment to show nature's vital role in protecting Lake Erie's water quality.