• Should I take down my feeders?

    Question

    Hi, I have been reading a lot about taking feeders down because of some I identified bird disease. Are of the opinion that we should?

    Naturalist's Response

    Thank you for your question!

    As of July 14, 2021, we have taken down our bird feeders at The West Woods Nature Center and Big Creek Park. This was done per the recommendation of our colleagues at the Ohio Division of Wildlife.

    Click here for the poster we’ve put up at our feeding stations while the feeders are down.

    Then, for the latest information or to report diseased wildlife in your neighborhood, you can visit https://ohiodnr.gov/wps/portal/gov/odnr/home/additional-resources/division-of-wildlife/bird-disease-reporting.

    -Chief Naturalist John Kolar