Sorry, wrong list!

Now that I have you all excited about joining us at the Wilds…sorry for my error. The previous message was supposed to go to our Bee Brigade citizen science volunteers working at the Wilds.




Our last session at the Wilds: next Tuesday (10/3) 10AM to 2PM

Hi all! A quick reminder that our next (and last of 2017) session at the Wilds is coming up next Tuesday, 10/3. We’ll meet at 10AM in the parking lot as usual, then head out to the field with Karen Goodell. We’ll finish up around 2PM. The day will include a summary of our data collection and review of bee ID in the classroom. Bring your lunch (and all the usual gear).

Please let me know if you’re coming so we’ll be sure to wait for everyone. If you can’t join us, a BIG THANK YOU for your help with this year’s project! We made plenty of rookie errors and also learned a lot. Karen wants us back next year!


Farewell to Our Phenology Hero!

Dan discussing tree removal for a program in Secrest Arboretum in 2006. Harvested trees were used to build the Discovery Pavilion, funded by Dan Herms and David Nielsen.

You may have heard that Dan Herms (our amazing Pheerless (Peerless!)-Phenology-Leader) is leaving OSU at the end of September. Dan has accepted a fantastic position leading a major research program beginning in 2018.

For twenty years, I have had the pleasure of learning from and working with Dan on many projects, including our Phenology Garden Network. The first time I met Dan (I invited him to speak at a program at Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens in Akron), I was pregnant with my son Ian, who is now a sophomore at OSU. How time flies!

I know that many of our cooperators know and respect Dan and would like to wish him the best as he moves on from OSU. Please send Dan a card or e-mail with a memory or something you’ve learned from him over the years. Mail to:

Dan Herms, Department of Entomology

1680 Madison Ave., Wooster, OH 44691

Or e-mail:

And, y’all better send me a little love the next time you see me, because I’ll be missing my friend Dan!

Dan Herms inspects common milkweed for monarch larvae, 2006.