“Woodland Critters: Non-game Wildlife” program offered to woodland owners and enthusiasts in SE Ohio at the Vinton Furnace State Forest on Friday, June 14

Photo Credit: ODNR-Division of Wildlife/Tim Daniel

Most folks are familiar with white-tailed deer, wild turkey and many of the critters that they regularly see in their woodlands, but there are many other wildlife species that are a bit more elusive. Gray tree frogs, flying squirrels, redback salamanders, gray ratsnakes and many other wildlife species are frequently present in our local woodlands, but they often go unnoticed. Join Don Althoff, (University of Rio Grande), Kaylin Callander (Lake Hope State Park), Laura Kearns (ODNR-Division of Wildlife) and Lindsay Rist (ODNR-Division of Wildlife) on June 14 to learn where and when to look for these fascinating critters.  You’ll also learn about their life histories and the habitat needs.

This program will take place at on June 14 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Vinton Furnace State Forest, near McArthur, OH.

For a map with directions to help you find the forest, click here: Directions – Experimental Forest

For a brochure with registration information, click here: A DAY in THE WOODS 2019 Brochure Final Low Res-20zbq6d

A $12 registration entitles participants to lunch and program materials.  To help us make preparations,  please RSVP no later than  Monday, June 10 by mailing a registration form, calling 740-596-5212 (OSU Extension Vinton County) or emailing Dave at apsley.1@osu.edu.

Since 2012, “A Day in the Woods” has offered more than 60 programs with more than 100 presenters for woodland owners and enthusiasts just like you.

“A Day in the Woods” and the “2nd Friday Series” are sponsored by the Education and Demonstration Subcommittee of the Vinton Furnace State Forest with support from Ohio State University Extension, ODNR-Divisions of Forestry and Wildlife, USDA-Forest Service (Northern Research Station, State and Private Forestry and the Wayne NF), USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service, Ohio Department of Agriculture, Vinton-Hocking-Athens Soil and Water Conservation Districts, Central State University Extension, the National Wild Turkey Federation, Pixelle Specialty Solutions, Ohio Tree Farm Committee, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Hocking College, the Ruffed Grouse Society, and Ohio’s SFI Implementation Committee.


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