Posted in Bugs

Is West Nile Virus present in your county?

Photo courtesy of tanakawho, license: CC BY 2.0 Mosquito Outbreak of 2012 According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) as of August 21st, nearly 1118 people have become ill from the West Nile Virus this summer; 41 have died from the most severe form of this illness. This is biggest outbreak since 2004. Since the virus is transmitted by mosquito bites, the high incidence of the disease is attributed to an unusually large number of mosquitoes. More mosquitoes than usual survived over Read more ➜
Posted in Hiking, Park review, Southeastern Ohio

Hocking Hills State Park: Old Man’s Cave

Hocking Hills State Park is the most popular park in Ohio, and Old Man's Cave is the most popular location in the park. Old Man's Cave is not a cave in the traditional sense of an underground limestone cavern. Instead it is a deep gorge with a large, overhanging lip made of erosion-resistant, blackhand sandstone. The stream that runs through the gorge is marked by a series of waterfalls and rapids. This region is known as "Old Man's Cave" because one side of the gorge has a recess cave where an "old Read more ➜