Osprey are loving the hack nests at the northern end of Alum Creek State Park. (Mike Williams/ODNR photo)
So nice outside today! At least I get to watch a few pigeons flying around the fire escape outside my window. See the sacrifices I make for you! Don't miss your chance to join hundreds of birders about to converge on northern Ohio on Saturday, May 10, in celebration of International Migratory Bird Day. You can watch birds here at places like Scioto Audubon Metro Park or head to Ohio's warbler capital: Magee Marsh, about 25 miles southeast of Toledo. I've got full coverage of Magee coming Thursday in the paper. I'll also post a birding road trip this week. Tune up your brakes and gears and get ready for Bike to Work Week, which runs May 12-16. Locally, ConsiderBiking.org has festivities planned, and Mayor Michael Coleman will kick off the event on the Statehouse lawn on Monday. Speaking of bikes, if you're looking for a little statewide action, check out the news and trail maps at the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, which has transformed railroad tracks into bike paths across the state. I reviewed one here. If you're more for two-footed transport, you might know Michael "Lion King" Daniel, a long-distance hiker and filmmaker who comes to The Outdoor Source in Upper Arlington at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 20. Daniel is hiking the American Discovery Trail, which covers 6,800 miles from the Atlantic to the Pacific oceans, including aproximately 600 miles across Ohio. He'll preview 25 minutes from an unfinished film about his current and hold a Q&A discussion. And, as always, there are plenty of low-impact outdoor activities here.