This 9,230-acre wildlife area lies in the grain farming country of north-central Ohio, eight miles south of Upper Sandusky. Wyandot County Road 115 provides access from State Route 294, two miles west of Harpster, and from State Route 309, eight miles west of Marion. State Routes 67 and 294 border the area on the west and north. The owl wintering area is a large grove of pines near county road 71.
This tiny Northern Saw Whet Owl is resting in a pine tree staying out of the wind. These migratory owls spend the winter here, where they have shelter in the pines. There are other species of owls here also, but the Saw Whets sometimes sit low in the trees, making them easier to find. They will often sit with their next meal (usually a rodent) in their talons. If you are quiet you can get pretty close to them.