“Understory Plants in Your Woodland” offered by A DAY in the WOODS to woodland owners and enthusiasts in SE Ohio at the Vinton Furnace State Forest on Friday, May 13th

Southeastern Ohio’s woodlands contain a rich assortment of plants ranging from majestic oaks to the most delicate understory herbs.  The focus of the May 13 “A Day in the Woods” program will be “Understory Plants in Your Woodland.” Featured presenters are Homer Elliott – Wildlife & Natural Resources Faculty at Hocking College, Todd Hutchinson- Research Ecologist – USFS Northern Research Station, Badger Johnson – Climate Resilience Coordinator at Rural Action, and Rebecca Wood, Director of Hopewood Holistic Health. “Understory Plants in Your Woodland” is designed to help you:

  • Learn to identify many of the understory plants found in SE Ohio

  • Understand the ecology of these plants

  • Recognize some common woodland mushrooms

  • Become familiar with the many resources available to help you further understand the nutritional and medicinal value of these plants and mushrooms

  • Explore understory plants and fungi at the Vinton Furnace State Forest

This program will take place at the Vinton Furnace State Forest and runs from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM.   A registration fee of $12 will cover the cost of lunch and program materials.  Please use one of the following methods to register by May 9th:

For  brochures and more information: 2022 A DAY In the WOODS Brochure


Directions – Experimental Forest


 “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, U.S. Forest Service, Vinton Soil and Water Conservation District, Central State University Extension, National Wild Turkey Federation, Pixelle Specialty Solutions, Ohio Tree Farm Committee, Ohio Forestry Association, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Hocking College,  Ruffed Grouse Society, Ohio Bird Conservation Initiative, Pheasants and Quail Forever, and Ohio’s SFI Implementation Committee.

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