Black Bear

Black bears were a problem for Ashland County's early pioneers.

ASHLAND -- When pioneers first settled in Ashland County, the land was a thick wilderness full of a variety of wildlife.

Some of it left the area while other wildlife joined the settlers due to the change in landscape. This wildlife also provided food, profit and sport for the pioneers, most of whom were skilled hunters.

Bird display

This bird display located at the Ashland County Historical includes birds from the area in the 1860's such as the Indigo Bunting, Great Horned Owl, Red-tailed Hawk and Yellow-bellied Cuckoo.