Posts Tagged ‘biodiversity’

Buckeye bird

Birders are reporting a loggerhead shrike, a predatory songbird considered endangered in Ohio, at CFAES’s Waterman Agricultural and Natural Resources Laboratory in Columbus. Lab website here. Loggerhead lowdown here.

Watch: ‘On Wednesday, we’re going to Kelleys Island to look for salamanders, and that should be a lot of fun’

“Every day, we’re out in the field, we’re collecting data, we’re studying animals,” says 2015 Stone Lab summer student Jeffry Hayes in the video above. The lab, which is at Put-in-Bay in western Lake Erie, is a “great place to do all that,” he says. “There have been a lot of experiences here that I can put on a resume.” Are you a student in college or high school? An educator? Registration is open now for Stone Lab’s summer courses …

Thursday: Saving Ohio’s hemlocks

Dave Apsley, natural resources specialist with CFAES’s outreach arm, OSU Extension, presents “Ohio’s Eastern Hemlock Forests and the Threat of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 2, in Ashland University’s 2016-17 Environmental Lecture Series. Details. (Photo: Eastern hemlock, Bill Cook, Michigan State University, Bugwood.org.)

Watch: Great Backyard Bird Count in Olentangy wetlands

Graduate student Andrew Hoffman shows you Day 1 of the Great Backyard Bird Count in CFAES’s Wilma H. Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Research Park in the video above.

The Great Backyard Bird Count is a national citizen science project done once a year in mid-February. Its goal is collecting data on bird populations, habitats and any changes in them, such as those being caused by climate change.

Hoffman is a fisheries and wildlife science PhD student in CFAES’s School of Environment and Natural Resources.

Event to explore why we need healthy rivers

Ohio’s Environmental Professionals Network (EPN) is holding its next monthly breakfast program on March 7 in Columbus, and as the film title goes, a river runs through it.  Read More »

‘When they saw all the fish dying, they tried to raise their voices’

Return of the River,” the story of a “remarkable campaign to set a river free, culminating in the largest dam removal in history,” screens at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, in Ohio State’s 2017 Environmental Film Series. Set on Washington state’s Elwha River, the film offers a story of “hope and possibility amid grim environmental news,” its website says. “It is a film for our time: an invitation to consider crazy ideas that could transform the world for the better.” Watch the trailer above.

Free and open to the public. Free pizza and beverages at 6:45 p.m. Postscreening discussion led by CFAES’s Chris Tonra and Bryon Ringley of Stantec in Columbus. Details.

Can carnivores, livestock co-exist? Find out

Image of coyoteOhio State’s Initiative for Food and AgriCultural Transformation presents a Workshop for Integrated Carnivore-Livestock Management — theme: “Balancing meat protein needs with animal welfare and biodiversity conservation” — on Feb. 24 in Columbus. Many of the speakers are scientists with CFAES. Admission is free and open to the public. Details, speakers and online registration. (Photo: Coyote, National Park Service.)

Care for your pond (and what’s in and around it)

Eugene Braig, aquatic ecosystems program director in CFAES’s School of Environment and Natural Resources, presents a free program on managing ponds on March 16 in northeast Ohio. Sign up by March 13.Green frog (Rana clamitans)

Hey, Ohio natural resource pros: Check out this conference on water, woods, wildlife

Bluegill Silhouette - Vortex Springs DockWhy we need spiders, how a disease that kills trees could help forests, and what’s really going on when people and wildlife butt heads are just a few of the topics at the Ohio Woodland, Water and Wildlife Conference. It’s March 1 in Mansfield. Registration is $60 by Tuesday, Feb. 14, $80 by Feb. 22.

Calling all snowbirds

NPS image of dark eyed juncoCFAES’s Secrest Arboretum in Wooster is hosting a free public bird walk this Saturday, Feb. 11. (Photo: Dark-eyed junco, National Park Service.)