Black bear

Learn more about Ohio mammals, fish, birds, insects

Ohio has eels. Also, black widow spiders, bears, river otters and three species of venomous snakes - the northern copperhead, the timber rattlesnake and the eastern massasauga.

Interesting, eh?

The Divison of Wildlife website has a fantastic database of creatures great and small that gives descriptions, ranges, habitats and habits for the wonderful things that live among us.

[Check it]

Black bear

Learn more about Ohio mammals, fish, birds, insects

Ohio has eels. Also, black widow spiders, bears, river otters and three species of venomous snakes - the northern copperhead, the timber rattlesnake and the eastern massasauga.

Interesting, eh?

The Divison of Wildlife website has a fantastic database of creatures great and small that gives descriptions, ranges, habitats and habits for the wonderful things that live among us.

[Check it]

Sharp's Cave, West Virginia (Brian Masney photo)

Columbus Outdoor Pursuits to host caving trip this weekend

Columbus Outdoor Pursuits, a local band of outdoorsy folk, will host a trip to Sharp's Cave, located in southern West Virginia, this weekend, August 18-19.

I spoke with the trip leader, and he's looking for people. If interest is low, the trip will be cancelled.

Thr trip includes about 5 hours of caving and an overnight camping stay at a nearby state park. Multiple waterfalls and numerous rock features will be included. COP has equipment to rent, and beginner's are welcome.

I was told there's not much crawling.

Contact: Bill Smith; 814-725-1570; bs8267@)yahoo.com.