Lisa Fosco writes:
…this is the BEST time to trim down any of the trees or limbs that are obvious issues. We already have at least one pair of Great Horned Owls nesting in the ravine and the (eastern gray) squirrels are preparing their nests now, as many of their litters will be arriving in the next 2 weeks. If larger limbs are trimmed now, then there should be many less casualties than if it is done in the next 6 months. Hope this helps!
Director of Animal Care
Ohio Wildlife Center
2661 Billingsley Rd.
Columbus OH 43235
Judy Robinson says:
Our usual work schedule is to meet from 9-11 on the 2nd Saturday from March through November. Our focus in the coming months is as follows.
- March we will be working on cleaning up the Rain Garden and picking up litter.
- April will find us part of Green Columbus again, planting more trees to reforest the many trees that have fallen this past year.
- May will be our attack of the Garlic Mustard.
- June has us cutting the honeysuckle with the assistance of the City of Columbus chipper and trucks.
- And, everytime, ridding the ravine area of litter.
To help out, meet, sign in, and get supplies at the Rain Garden (Overbrook & High); Overbrook & Canyon (we are working on the 3rd recent removal of the tagging on the bridge there); Overbrook & Yaronia; Overbrook & Indianola.
I am excited about Spring and the beauty that comes to the ravine, thanks to our Adena Brook Community’s 10 years of caring & work! (Susan Michael Barrett gathered a few of us in 2002 for our very first clean up of the streams.)
Spring is coming which means the awakening of the ravine and its need for care. (No long winter nap this year!)
The Lead Team met and planned our agenda, goals for the year, among them getting more of our community actively involved in our pursuit of cleaner streams and ravines by taking “ownership of a small area near your home/office” . This would allow you to work at your convenience and help us immensely in our community goals.
The Carters are a great example of that with their caretaking of the corner of Indianola and Cooke Rd, mowing and keeping the litter picked up for which we are very thankful. Many of you live near the stream or when you are out walking, pick up the litter that is in that area…please don’t just walk by it.
Those of us that can work on the 2nd Saturday of each month, not only help the health of our ravine, but do enjoy the friendships and getting to know our neighbors, so we encourage you to join us and bring a neighbor with you, even if for an hour. We and your neighborhood do appreciate every bit of work that’s done to keep the ravine clean and safe.