Get to Know Local Wildlife Get to know the wildlife around you. All you need to get started is a pair of binoculars, a field guide and a sense of adventure! We share our spaces with an amazing variety of wildlife. Check out the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Species Guide Index for a great introduction to local wildlife species. Some—like birds and squirrels—are more visible than others. The closer you pay attention, the more likely you’ll be to see the more secretive or hidden animals.