95 percent of ancient Ohio was forested. But centuries ago there were also small regions of prairie. Tall grasses and wildflowers were part of the prairie ecology and so were bison. Researchers near Columbus are trying to reestablish a prairie / bison ecosystem.
Ohio State Fair Unveils Butter Sculptures
The Ohio State Fair has opened the curtain on this year’s butter sculptures.
The display for this year’s edition of the fair celebrates the 50th anniversary of the All-Ohio Youth Choir and pays tribute to its founder, Glenville D. Davis.
The traditional butter cow and calf share a larger refrigerated display with a butter bust of Davis and 60 choir members. It was made public on Tuesday by the American Dairy Association, a day before the fair’s opening ceremony.
The sculptures include about 2,000 pounds of butter and took 543 hours to complete.
This year’s All-Ohio State Fair Youth Choir has 200 members and will perform several times every day of the fair, which runs Wednesday through Aug. 4.