Nature Notes: Wildfire rages in Shawnee State Forest

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive
  • Forestry workers are battling the worst fire in Shawnee State Forest in 20 years. More than 1,500 acres of the Portsmouth preserve have been destroyed. Rain today would help, officials say.
  • Final names for the Columbus Zoo's baby elephant have been announced: Beco, Damai, Sattva and Siddhartha. Vote here.
  • Bike to Work events will run May 4-15 in Columbus, and the annual cycling awareness campaign is a great opportunity to learn to ride to work (and other places, too).
  • The number of GreenSpot certifications has crested 1,000, according to the mayor's office. To learn how to go green in your home or business, click here.
(ODNR photo)