Pollinator Short Course and Ohio Pollinator Advocate Training, 11/27 in Wooster

The OSU Wooster Campus, Fisher Auditorium
1680 Madison Ave.

10AM to 2:30PM

$25, payable at the door

Join fellow bee and pollinator enthusiasts for this daylong training focusing on pollination, bee biology, native bee identification, and habitat enhancement — with a focus on bumble bees. Participants will learn to identify common bees using pinned samples and microscopes, and will leave with practical ideas to increase pollinator habitat. Program sponsored by The Ohio State University Bee Lab. Ohio Pollinator Advocates are trained volunteers who help to spread the word about the importance of pollinators. Session taught by Denise Ellsworth, OSU Entomology/Extension. Contact Denise (ellsworth.2@osu.edu) with any questions.

Handouts, lunch, coffee and light refreshments provided.

Register here.

Bees in Your Backyard: Olivia Carril coming to the Cincinnati area for a free lecture on 10/7

Join Olivia Carril for a free afternoon lecture: Sunday, October 7, 2-4 pm
Location: Keeler Theater at Cincinnati Country Day School 
(6905 Given Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45243)Click Here for directions and campus map. Contact with coconnor@cincynature.org with location questions.

Native bees, essential for healthy ecosystems, are usually gentle, solitary, and under-appreciated by homeowners. Dr. Olivia Messinger Carril, co-author of The Bees in Your Backyard, will reveal the charming mysteries of these busy little creatures which provide a critical service as pollinators for so many edible and ornamental plants.  Join us at John Whitman Keeler Theater at Cincinnati Country Day as Dr. Carril introduces buzzworthy facts about the bees in your backyard and beyond.

Dr. Olivia Messinger Carril received her PhD in plant biology and has been studying bees and the flowers they visit for nearly 20 years.

Following the lecture, Dr. Cory Christopher, Director of the Center for Conservation will moderate an open discussion between the presenter and the audience. Moving beyond the traditional Q&A, audience members will have the opportunity to network with each other about local initiatives relevant to the topic, and share ways that everyone can contribute.

Free for all.  Please register below for a ticket for general seating at Keeler Theater at Cincinnati Country Day School.

CLICK HERE to register.

Learn to identify native bees with author and biologist Olivia Carril

OSU is partnering with the University of Kentucky to bring native bee researcher Olivia Carril (co-author of Bees in Your Backyard) to Kenton County, Kentucky (just over the river in the greater Cincinnati area) for a one-day hands-on workshop, ‘Native Bees in Your Backyard.’  The workshop will be held on Friday, October 5th, and will cost $45.00, and includes a lunch, and handouts.  The book ‘The Bees in Your Backyard’ will also be available for purchase from the author.

Participants will they learn much about our native bees, but they’ll also have a chance to meet and visit with bee enthusiasts from Northern Kentucky, SE Indiana, and SW Ohio.

Space is limited to 40 persons, so register asap!  Call to register (859) 356-3155), or register on-line here.

Coming to Wooster on September 21st: Cleveland Pollinator and Native Plant Symposium

Join us on the OSU Wooster campus for the fourth annual Cleveland Pollinator and Native Plant Symposium. This event brings together well-known experts for a lively exchange of information and expertise. They will share the most up-to-date information on pollinators, native plants, pesticide usage and best practices in creating ecologically sound habitats. This educational and exhilarating symposium will energize your approach to gardening! Learn how you can make a positive difference in your community and world.

Speakers include:

Mark Richardson, Director of Horticulture, Garden in the Woods

Sustainable Horticulture: Redefining the American Landscape

Dr. Chip Taylor, Founder of Monarch Watch

Saving the Monarchs

Dr. Annie White, Ecological Landscape Architect

Inspiring Design Strategies for Creating a Pollinator-Friendly Landscape

Register by September 20th