Hello! Welcome to my Ohio Plants website!

My name is Cole Weickert. I am a 4th year Forestry, Fisheries, and Wildlife student specializing in Forestry and Wildlife. I am currently employed at the Jerome Schottenstein Center and work in the Operations Department. In my spare time I love to hunt, hang out with my friends in the campus area, and I also spend some time volunteering with an awesome conservation organization on campus, Ducks Unlimited at OSU.

My coat of arms displays a handful of things that are very important to me. I am proud to be born and raised in the great state of Ohio, specifically Findlay, located in Northwest Ohio. My crest also displays a bow, as bow hunting is one of my passions. The quote I selected is as follows from Henry David Thoreau, “The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.” I like this quote because it serves as a constant reminder to pursue the things that we gravitate to as individuals, that will ultimately result in the most fulfilling life experiences.

On a side note, here is some interesting avian information. With the approach of the early teal and goose hunting season here in Ohio, I would like to introduce you all to a species you may not be familiar with, the blue-winged teal. This duck is currently in the process of migrating through Ohio to it’s wintering grounds, which extend as far south as South America. This is a small, agile duck that is notorious among waterfowl hunters as being a very challenging species to hunt as they migrate early, prefer very shallow wetland habitats, and have a very quick and shifty way of flying and landing on water.