Stratford Ecological Center
Jim works for the Ohio Division of Wildlife, specializing in wildlife diversity issues, especially birds. Prior to that, he was a botanist with the ODNR Division of Natural Areas and Preserves. He has authored or coauthored six books, including Birds of Ohio (Lone Pine 2004); and Wild Ohio: The Best of Our Natural Heritage (Kent State University Press 2009). The latter won the 2010 Ohioana Book award. He is a coauthor of the recently released Ohio Breeding Bird Atlas II book. Jim writes a column, Nature, for the Columbus Dispatch, and regularly publishes a natural history blog. He has written scores of articles in a variety of publications and has delivered hundreds of presentations throughout the eastern United States. He was named 2014 Conservation Communicator of the Year by the Ohio League of Sportsmen.