You've seen it in the news- Pokémon Go. For those of us who had no idea what this newest craze was, let me explain what I know, as relayed to me by our on-top-of-things Nature Store Manager, Catherine.
Pokémon Go is an augmented reality game, meaning that the app makes Pokémon appear in the real world through your smart phone. As you move around, more Pokémon appear. While it creeps some of us out that there may be invisible things floating around the Visitor Center, the game is showing some signs of being well-intended, as it is convincing people to move when they would be otherwise stationary.
There is something called a Pokéstop at the main entrance sign. Please, please, please, DO NOT stop on Route 2 to access the Pokéstop. Please catch your Pokémon at Ohio's only National Wildlife Refuge, but please play responsibly. Park in the circle near the brochures and walk to the sign.
Stay safe out there, folks. I'm going to try to not have nightmares of these things.