Fall colors starting to appear across Ohio

Cooler overnight temperatures and the hints of color that are beginning to highlight the canopies of Ohio’s woodlands are sure signs that autumn is beginning to take hold. These are also the telltale signs that the fall color season is upon us here in the Buckeye State, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources […]

City to start mosquito fogging on Thursday

The Marion City Parks Department will begin their mosquito fogging operations on Thursday, July 20, 2017. These operations will occur on Thursday evenings between 8:00 pm and 2:00 am. Weekly spraying wi ll continue as needed and as weather permits. The areas that will be sprayed will rotate based on the mosquito populations. City residents […]

Annual kids’ fishing derby this weekend

Marion County Fish and Game Association will hold their annual kids’ fishing derby on Saturday, June 10, 2017. The Association is located at the corner of State Route 4 North and Marseilles-Galion Road. The event is for kids 5-17. Do not need to be a member of the club to participate, but you do need […]

Terradise garden tour, yard and plant sale set for Sunday

The landscaped and natural areas around Trella Romine’s former home, Terradise, now a nature center, will be open for a yard and plant sale and the annual spring tour on Sunday, April 23 from 1 to 5:00 P.M. Terradise is located southwest of Caledonia eight miles east of Marion. When Ray and Trella Romine purchased […]

Ohio Wildlife Council approves 2017-2018 hunting regulations

The 2017-2018 hunting and trapping seasons were among the regulations approved by the Ohio Wildlife Council at its scheduled meeting on Wednesday, April 12, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). White-tailed deer hunting changes include modifications to bag limits for several counties throughout the state. Overview of deer hunting seasons for 2017-2018: […]

County Park District to celebrate Opening Day for trails

In celebration of Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s (RTC) fifth annual Opening Day for Trails (Opening Day) on April 8, 2017, the Marion County Park District will be hosting an Earth Day celebration at the Tallgrass Trail from 1 to 4 pm. Naturalist James Anderson will lead a litter hike, and guests will also be able to make […]

Hunters prepare for Ohio’s 2017 Wild Turkey Season

For many hunters, spring brings the unmistakable sound of gobbling wild turkeys as Ohio’s annual hunt of this popular game bird begins. New for the 2017 season, the state has been divided into two zones for spring turkey hunting: a south zone, which opens to hunters on Monday, April 24, and a northeast zone, which […]

Art in the Park on Saturday

The Marion County Park District will two programs Saturday morning, March 18, 2017 at the Tallgrass Trail. Visitors may participate in either or both programs. Nature Hike, 9 a.m. Naturalist James Anderson will lead a nature hike, searching for early signs of spring along the Tallgrass Trail. Appropriate for all ages. Meet at nature center. […]

Tallgrass Trail hosting Shamrock Hike on Saturday

The Marion County Park District will host a Shamrock Hike Saturday, March 11, at the Tallgrass Trail from 1 to 4 p.m. Hikers are invited to hike at their own pace, as far as they like, and then stop in the nature center for snacks. For those who prefer a guided program, Naturalist James Anderson […]

Tallgrass Trail hosting programs on owls and frogs

The Marion County Park District will host two nature programs at the Tallgrass Trail this week. Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 4:30 p.m., naturalist James Anderson will present “Owls of Ohio.” Guests will dissect owl pellets, and then go for a sunset hike to search for owls. Program is suitable for all ages. Friday, March […]