Having a work trip to Ohio, Columbus this January for 2 weeks. Will have a weekend and some evenings to explore. Was hoping to get some advice/tips from anyone who has been there before.

I don't drive, so transport is a main issue. Was hoping to do some nature (bird) shooting when I am there. (I can try to hitch a ride from a colleague to a near by park) But I worry january might not be the best season ?

Any nice sights to see/shoot ? (This will determine what I bring.. a compact, or a full dslr. haha)

Thanks in advance !