Tips and Events for the Week of June 4

Tip 1: Bee Expert in Ohio: CFAES’s Bee Lab is co-sponsoring a volunteer training session, three workshops, and a lecture and book signing this week by bee expert Olivia Carril, co-author of The Bees in Your Backyard: A Field Guide to North America’s Bees. The events’ focus will be on identifying Ohio’s native bees and helping them thrive in the garden. She will be available for interviews with reporters during the volunteer training session, which is during the day June 6 in CFAES’s Secrest Arboretum in Wooster (best times: noon or 4 p.m.); and before and after her lecture and book signing, which are at 7 p.m. on the same day in Alliance. Contact Denise Ellsworth, program director of CFAES’s Honey Bee and Native Pollinator Education Program, 330-495-1284, ellsworth.2@osu.edu, if you’re interested in talking to Carril.

Tip 2: Barley and Me: Growing barley for malting will be the chief topic when CFAES holds its Small Grains Field Day on June 12 in Wooster. CFAES scientists will share new information about barley varieties, contracts, diseases and more. Malted barley is used to make beer, and Ohio’s acreage of the crop is rising due to the state’s growing craft beer industry. Rory Lewandowski, an educator with CFAES’s Ohio State University Extension outreach arm, is organizing the program and can answer reporters’ questions about it: lewandowski.11@osu.edu, 330-264-8722.

June 2018 events

6 Lecture and book signing by bee expert Olivia Carril, co-author of The Bees in Your Backyard: A Field Guide to North America’s Bees, 7 p.m., Hoover-Price Campus Center, University of Mount Union, 420 West Simpson St., Alliance. Free. Registration deadline is June 4. More information: go.osu.edu/CQ6j.

8 A Day in the Woods: Breeding Birds, Vinton Furnace State Forest, Township Highway 6, McArthur. The event starts at 8 a.m. Registration fee: $12. Start the day exploring the Vinton Furnace for songbirds. Learn about identifying birds by song, breeding bird ecology and the important role breeding birds play. Contact Dave Apsley, apsley.1@osu.edu.

9 Guided Bird Walk, 9-11 a.m., Seaman Orientation Plaza, Secrest Arboretum, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC), 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Free. More information: 330-263-3761.

12 Small Grains Field Day, 9:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., OARDC Schaffter Farm, 3240 Oil City Road, Wooster. The event will feature sessions on malted barley, wheat and double-cropping soybeans with small-grain production. The cost is $25 per person and includes lunch for those registered by June 4. Contact Rory Lewandowski at lewandowski.11@osu.edu or 330-264-8722. For more information and to register, go to go.osu.edu/2018SmallGrains.

14 Whiz Bang Science Show, 7-8:30 p.m. John Streeter Garden Amphitheater, Secrest Arboretum, OARDC, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Free. More information: go.osu.edu/CQ7Q, 330-263-3761.

14 Stone Lab Guest Lecture, 7-9 p.m., Stone Lab, The Ohio State University, Put-in-Bay, Lake Erie. 7 p.m. research brief, “We All Have a Role to Play in Climate Change Education,” by Jason Cervenec, Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center, Ohio State. 8 p.m. guest lecture by Brent Repenning, vice president and general manager, and Mark Noark, certified arborist, both of The Davey Tree Expert Company. Free. 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/CQ8D.

15 Guided Summer Walk, 2-3:30 p.m., Seaman Orientation Plaza, Secrest Arboretum, OARDC, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Free. More information: go.osu.edu/CQ7b, 330-263-3761.

16 Plastic Pot Recycling, 7:30-11:30 a.m., Chadwick Arboretum, 2001 Fyffe Court, The Ohio State University, Columbus. Free recycling of horticultural plastic pots, cell packs and trays. More information: clark.2849@osu.edugo.osu.edu/CQ7q.

20 Bee Lab Webinar, 9-10 a.m., featuring “Ethics in Beekeeping” by Kim Flottum, author and editor of Bee Culture Magazine. Free. Join by using the “Guest Login” at go.osu.edu/theOSUbuzz at 8:55 a.m.

21 Stone Lab Guest Lecture, 7-9 p.m., Stone Lab, The Ohio State University, Put-in-Bay, Lake Erie. 7 p.m. research brief, “Visual Ecology of Lake Erie Fishes,” by Chelsey Nieman, doctoral student, School of Environment and Natural Resources, Ohio State. 8 p.m. guest lecture, “From Snot Otters to Burying Beetles: Native Wildlife Conservation at The Wilds,” by Stephen Spear, executive director, The Wilds. 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/CQ8X.

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., Ohio State University 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 (SENR), CFAES. 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 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.

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.

25 Summer Grafting Workshop, 8 a.m. to noon, Secrest Arboretum, Miller Pavilion, OARDC, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Registration: $35 for 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 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.