Sorry, forgot to post the full schedule of events and contact info for the Ohio EPA's series on Aldo Leopold. Since ealy last year, the environmental protection group has been honoring the man many consider to be the most influential force in the modern conservation movement. Each event in the "Listening to the Land" series includes a reading of an essay from A Sand County Almanac, his greatest work, and an activity themed to the passage.

Here are some Leopold links: [Event schedule] [Essay excerpts] [Leopold legacy] [Venture column]

Vacation show to overtake Expo Center this weekend The Columbus Sports, Vacation & Boat Show returns to the Ohio Expo Center this weekend, bringing the best new gadgets and gear to make the great outdoors even more enjoyable. This year's event runs Thursday through Sunday at the fairgrounds. Click here for info.

Highlights: - Mike Iaconelli, the 2006 Bassmaster Angler of the Year, will headline the event and give several fishing demonstrations. - Daily demonstrations on the Rail Jam, an extreme wakeboarding setup in a 130-foot-long pool - Camping, fishing and other wilderness gear displays for the dedicated outdoorsman and the weekend warrior.