Tips and Events for the Week of June 25

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Tip 1: Black Bears in Ohio? Several black bears have been spotted across the Buckeye state in recent weeks, including a black bear struck and killed near Interstate 77 in Akron; a black bear spotted in Norton near Interstate 76; a black bear was spotted near a Trumbull County park; and the black bear that was spotted last week in Pike County. Marne Titchenell, a wildlife program specialist with CFAES, can discuss black bears and their sightings in Ohio and what homeowners and landowners can do if they come across one of these animals. Titchenell can be reached at 614-292-0402 or titchenell.4@osu.edu.

Tip 2: Ohio does, in fact, have hogweeds: Giant hogweed, the nasty invasive plant that experts discovered for the first time in Virginia recently — has been found in scattered places in Ohio for several years, especially in Ashtabula County in the state’s far northeastern corner. David L. Marrison, an educator in the Ashtabula County office of Ohio State University Extension, can discuss this plant and its impact in Ohio. OSU Extension is the outreach arm of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University (CFAES). Marrison can be reached at 440-576-9008 or by email at marrison.2@osu.edu.CFAES also offers a factsheet on this plant, as well as information on how to identify it.

June 2018 events

28 Propagating Cuttings Workshop, 9 a.m. to noon, Jack and Deb Miller Pavilion, Secrest Arboretum, OARDC, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Registration: $10 for members of the Friends of Secrest Arboretum; $15 for nonmembers. More information: go.osu.edu/CQ7d, 330-263-3761.

28 Stone Lab Guest Lecture, 7-9 p.m., Stone Lab, The Ohio State University, Put-in-Bay, Lake Erie. 7 p.m. Research brief by Jessica D’Ambrosio, Western Lake Erie project director, The Nature Conservancy, Ohio. 8 p.m. Guest lecture by Kelli Page, executive director, Great Lakes Observing System. Free admission. Requires ferry ride or own boat or air transportation to Put-in-Bay and $6 round-trip water taxi ride from Boardwalk Restaurant dock to Gibraltar Island at 6:30 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. Also can be viewed online. More information: go.osu.edu/CQ8Z.

28 Name That Tree, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., OSU Extension Defiance County office, 06879 Evansport Road, Defiance. Workshop on identifying trees. Registration: $35; includes lunch. More information: Bruce Clevenger, 419-782-4771, clevenger.10@osu.edu; John Schoenhals, 419-636-5608, schoenhals.2@osu.edu.

July 2018 events

5 Stone Lab Guest Lecture, 7-9 p.m., Stone Lab, The Ohio State University, Put-in-Bay, Lake Erie. 7 p.m. - research brief by Rachel Gabor, assistant professor, School of Environment and Natural Resources, 8 p.m. - guest lecture by Jeff Sharp, director, SENR. Free admission. Requires ferry ride or own boat or air transportation to Put-in-Bay and $6 round-trip water taxi ride from Boardwalk Restaurant dock to Gibraltar Island at 6:30 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. Also can be viewed online. More information: go.osu.edu/CSu5.

12 Identifying Summer Weeds, 8-10 a.m., Secrest Arboretum, Miller Pavilion, OARDC, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Registration: $10 for arboretum members, $15 for nonmembers. More information: Gwen Zimmerly or Paul Snyder, 330-263-3761, or go.osu.edu/CSxX.

12 Lake Erie Algal Bloom Forecast, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Stone Lab, The Ohio State University, Put-in-Bay, Lake Erie. Annual National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration summer forecast for Lake Erie harmful algal blooms. Nutrient loading projections, expert commentary and research updates will also be featured. Free. Also can be viewed online. More information: go.osu.edu/CSvJ.

13 Name That Tree, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., OSU Mansfield campus, 100 Ovalwood Hall, 1760 University Drive, Mansfield. Workshop on identifying trees. Registration: $35; includes lunch and materials. More information contact ohiowoods@osu.edu or call 614-688-3421.

14 Ohio Sheep Day, Eastern Agricultural Research Station, 16870 Bond Ridge Rd., Caldwell, Ohio. Registration: $15 for Ohio Sheep Improvement Association members; $25 for nonmembers. Cost includes lunch. Memberships can be purchased during registration. More information: Roger High, 614-246-8299 or rhigh@ofbf.org.

14 Intensifying Pond Production of Fish, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Millcreek Township Hall, Millcreek Perch Farm, 10420 Watkins Road, Marysville. Registration: $50 for Ohio Aquaculture Association members; $75 for nonmembers. More information: Matthew Smith, 740-289-2071, ext. 121, or smith.11460@osu.edu.

19 Stone Lab Student Research Presentations, online starting at 6 p.m. Presentations by seven students participating in the Research Experience for Undergraduates program at Ohio State’s Stone Lab, Put-in-Bay, Lake Erie. More information: go.osu.edu/CSvN.

19 Northeast Ohio Grape Field Day, 1-4:30 p.m., at the Ashtabula Agriculture Research Station, 2625 South Ridge Road East, in Kingsville. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Andrew Kirk, 440-224-0273 or kirk.197@osu.edu.

25 Summer Grafting Workshop, 8 a.m. to noon, Secrest Arboretum, Miller Pavilion, OARDC, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Registration: $35 for arboretum members; $45 for nonmembers. More information: Paul Snyder, 330-263-3761 or snyder.1062@osu.edu, or go.osu.edu/CSxZ.

25 Manure Science Review 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Watkins Farm, 18361 Township Road 90, Forest. More information: Mary Wicks, 330-202-3533, or wicks.14@osu.edu, or visit ocamm.osu.edu.

26 Muck Crops Field Day, 9 a.m. to noon at the Muck Crops Agriculture Research Station, 4875 State Route 103 South, in Willard. For more information, contact Bob Filbrun at filbrun.12@osu.edu or 419-935-1201.

26 Stone Lab Guest Lecture, 7-9 p.m., Stone Lab, The Ohio State University, Put-in-Bay, Lake Erie. 7 p.m. Research brief to be announced. 8 p.m. Guest lecture by Craig Butler, director, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. Free admission. Requires ferry ride, own boat or air transportation to Put-in-Bay and $6 round-trip water taxi ride from Boardwalk Restaurant dock to Gibraltar Island at 6:30 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. Also can be viewed online. More information: go.osu.edu/CSvS.

For more information contact: 
Tracy Turner
614-688-1067