• When can I put my feeders back up?


    Per the news, I stopped feeding the birds in our backyard a couple weeks ago. I am cleaning the feeders with a 10 to 1 clorox solution. When can I start feeding again?

    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.

    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