Where are the 80 best wildlife viewing sites in Ohio? At least one, and most likely many others, is within no more than an easy hour's drive of where you are now sitting. And all 80 sites are listed and described in the 96-page paperback book, the Ohio Wildlife Viewing Guide, produced by the Ohio Division of Wildlife and Falcon Press Publishing.
Writen in a concise, user-friendly format (including state and regional maps and specific directions to each site), the Ohio Wildlife Viewing Guide describes the wildlife viewing opportunities at 29 state wildlife areas; 24 state, county, and metro parks; 8 state nature preserves; 7 state forests; 5 private nature centers; and 4 state fish hatcheries, as well as Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, and Wayne National Forest.
Written by W.H. (Chip) Gross, the Ohio Wildlife Viewing Guide is illustrated throughout with full-color photographs by some of the Midwest's best wildlife photographers. Original artwork of 36 species of wildife by renowned Ohio artist John A. Ruthven illustrates animals representative of the six ecological regions of the Buckeye State: Hill Country, Glaciated Plateau, Till Plains, Lake Erie and the Islands, Lake Plain, and The Bluegrass.
The Ohio Wildlife Viewing Guide sells for $8.95 at your local bookstore. It can also be ordered online at: http://www.watchablewildlife.org/publications/viewingguides.htm.