Posts Tagged ‘wildlife’

5 ways Gwynne’s growing greener (and you can, too)

Look for new players like riprap, blazing star and willow fascines in Ohio State’s Gwynne Conservation Area.

The nearly 70-acre facility, part of CFAES’s Farm Science Review site at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center in London, has started two new projects — one to diversify its prairie plantings; the other, to protect the banks of Deer Creek, which flows through the grounds. Read More »

Today: Trade your plastic bags for a reusable one

Today (Wednesday) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Bring five plastic bags with you to Ohio State’s Ohio Union in Columbus and trade them for a reusable bag. The bags collected will be recycled. It’s part of the university’s Time for Change Week.

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: 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.

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)

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.)

Does bird feeding help or hurt backyard birds?

Female American Robin Sitting in NestBird lovers may want to take note: Putting out feeders full of seed may also attract predators that eat eggs and nestlings. But the feeders may also help satiate predators so they’re less likely to target nests. In a new study published in The Condor: Ornithological Applications, scientists from CFAES and from Cornell University evaluated the consequences of people-provided bird food on predator-prey relationships. Read the story …

‘An excellent location to do research’

Image of Stone Lab boatOhio State’s Stone Lab on Lake Erie is inviting college undergrads to apply for its 2017 Research Experience for Undergraduates Scholarship Program.

Meeting with the bobs …

Image of bobcat in snow… and salamanders, soras and others. Faculty, staff and graduate students in CFAES’s School of Environment and Natural Resources will be among the presenters at the 2017 Ohio Fish and Wildlife Conference in Columbus this Friday. (Photo: Bobcat, USFWS.)