The Owl Creek Conservancy is a private nonprofit organization of volunteers dedicated to conserving natural and agricultural lands in the Knox County Area through widespread private action.
We work with landowners for the public good to maintain and to improve the quality of life now and in the future by conserving farmlands, stream corridors, aquifer- and watershed-protection areas, wildlife habitats, woodlands, scenic vistas, and ecologically sensitive areas of environmental, historic, and community importance.
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Summer

Warm summer sun, shine kindly here... - Mark Twain
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Fall

Nature’s first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leaf’s a flower; But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay. - Robert Frost
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Winter

I love snow, and all the forms Of the radiant frost... - Percy Bysshe Shelley
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Spring

April hath put a spirit of youth in everything. - William Shakespeare
The Owl Creek Conservancy is qualified to submit applications to the Local Agricultural Easement Purchase Program (LAEPP) for owners of farms in Knox County. Please contact us with questions or to inquire about applying for funding.
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Chimney Swift Migration
The drive from Mount Vernon to the Bladensburg Community Center was a pleasant one on Saturday evening. The sunshine was deepening to golden tones over the farm fields; the few clouds in the sky were shades of pink and on arrival, the temperature was perfect for standing around and searching the sky. The attraction? The annual Chimney Swift migration.
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Chimney Swift Migration
Progression of a Bluebird Family
Is there a sight more enchanting in the warmer Ohio months than a bluebird? Bluebirds have the power, just by dint of their existence, to stop us in our tracks and keep us there until they glide out of view.
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Progression of a Bluebird Family
Bird Walk a Successful Outing
Saturday, May 7th - in spite of the damp, chilly conditions, a friendly group of people met at the Brown Family Environmental Center for a bird walk led by Kenyon Professor Emeritus Ray Heithaus.
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Bird Walk a Successful Outing
Williams Agricultural Easement Signed
Stanley Williams signed an agricultural easement on his 182.5-acre farm in Milford Township in Knox County early in February, 2022. Mr. Williams’ farm is in the Centerburg area and is primarily cropland in a rotation of corn and soybeans, with some wooded areas and pastures and a small pond. All soils on the Williams farm are 100% prime.
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Williams Agricultural Easement Signed