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Any level of birder can grow their passion at Birds in the Hills Festival

South Bloomingville, OH- The Birds in the Hills Festival takes place in the heart of the Hocking Hills at Camp Oty’Okwa on May 12-14 ... Read More

Appalachian Understories Backpacking Trip Builds Community

On a rainy Friday evening in late September, a few folks set out on a six-mile backpacking excursion on the Buckeye Trail. Led by Appalachian ... Read More

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Writing in the Woods with Appalachian Understories

At the Nature Writing Workshop hosted by Appalachian Understories, participants were able to explore their creativity while strolling along the two mile John Knouse path ... Read More

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Field Notes: Beauty in Prothonotary Form

By Joe Brehm, Environmental Education Director

As we tiptoed along the overgrown trail at Greendale Wetland, one male prothonotary warbler sang its rich, direct song. ... Read More

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OU Students Assisting with Marketing Plan

By Jilly Anderson, AmeriCorps Member

Appalachian Understories is getting a little help from students in a Strategic Communications class at Ohio University.

The students, who are ... Read More

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The Early Bird Gets … the Discount!

Early bird registration for the Birds in the Hills Festival is underway, offering a chance to save 25% to 33% on admission to this three-day ... Read More

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Field Notes: Meet a Few of Ohio’s ‘Snow Birds’

(This is the first of several Field Notes focusing on our feathered friends as we get ready for the Read More

Madison Donohue is RA’s Tourism Specialist

Madison Donohue didn’t waste time when she started the first of her two AmeriCorps terms with Rural Action. She pitched a bike tour ... Read More

Explore Tuscarawas History During Towpath Hike

Mineral City, Ohio — Learn how the Ohio & Erie Canalway altered Tuscarawas County’s environment, economy, and culture during a Historical Canal Hike on ... Read More

Explore our Region With Appalachian Understories

Rural Action has launched a new social enterprise designed to teach residents and tourists about the rich history and biodiversity of Appalachian Ohio while providing ... Read More

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