This will be my last Nature Notes posting for a bit, since I'm going to Los Angeles -- where no wildlife can survive and every inch of Earth has been paved. (I heard a good stand-up routine questioning why anyone in LA would need an SUV, since there is no off-road...only road.)

(Henry Zeman/National Wild Turkey Federation)

Wild turkeys to be released in Marysville The National Wild Turkey Federation, a conservation group founded in 1973, will release numerous wild turkeys in Marysville on Thursday, November 15, at 10 a.m. This event is part of their ongoing education and repopulation efforts. Experts will be on hand to discuss the birds and their bizarre habits. For more info, click to

ODNR photog offers outdoor shooting tips

Tim Daniel, one of the awesome photographers for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, offers 10 great tips for taking better shots in nature. He's always helped me out with pictures, and now I know why.

He knows his stuff. For more info, click here.