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The DeBruyns’ Final Chapter

David DeBruyn was born in 1877. In 1893 he started working in the LaHuis grocery store and haberdashery. He married Henrietta "Trixie" Bosch and together they had three children: Robert, Donald and Evelyn.Evie DeBruyn Van Dorp has been the…

The marvelous bird of the barge

The godwit is a conspicuous member of the sandpiper family that is clearly feathered with a long black tail and wings, with a long pinkish colored beak that towards the end turns skyward, giving it the celestial title of identification.…

How to start birding in Ohio

The Red-breasted Merganser lands in open water during migration. Lake Erie is the most important staging area in North America for these ducks heading for the wintering grounds on the coasts. Mergansers' legs are set far back on their…