“Native Grasslands and Pollinator Habitat for Wildlife” offered by A DAY in the WOODS on July 22nd in Meigs County

 

Are you interested in supporting wildlife by creating native grassland and pollinator habitat on your land? Are there areas of your property that you want to keep open or are not well-suited to growing trees? Woodland openings, old pastures, lawn, and unused hay fields present opportunities to create native grassland and pollinator habitats. Managing these upland habitats along with healthy woodlands is the key to providing year-round food and cover for game birds, songbirds, deer, pollinating insects, and many other desirable wildlife species.

 

Join us on Friday, July 22 in Meigs County to:

  • See a real-life example of pollinator habitat that was created and is actively managed by a private landowner with support from the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP.)

  • View a live demonstration of equipment commonly used to create and manage grassland and pollinator habitats.

  • Learn how to identify areas of your property that are suitable for native grasslands and pollinator habitat.

  • Discuss challenges and solutions for managing upland habitats once they are established.

  • Become familiar with common native forbs and grasses that attract desirable wildlife.

  • Participate in collecting and identifying insects that use pollinator habitat.

  • Consider how multiple habitat types can be managed on your property and how they combine to support Ohio’s wildlife.

  • Discover resources and assistance available to help you establish and improve wildlife habitat on your own property.

 

Resource professionals from Ohio State University Extension, local Soil and Water Conservation Districts, Pheasants and Quail Forever, the United States Forest Service, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources will be present to share information and answer your questions.

 

The field day will take place on July 22nd from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at:

Re-Gen Farm and Forest Products Inc.

40518 Township Hwy 247, Pomeroy, Ohio 45769

 

Here is a Google Maps link to the event location:

go.osu.edu/pollinator-location

 

Look for the yellow and green  A DAY in the WOODS signs leading to the parking area. A registration fee of $12 will cover the cost of lunch and program materials.

 

Please bring a water bottle. Water coolers will be available on site. Portable chairs, sunscreen, hats, and bug spray are also recommended, according to your needs. Wear comfortable, protective shoes that will support you when walking up and down hills at a comfortable pace on mown grass trails.

Please use one of the following methods to register by July 18:

 

“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, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Ruffed Grouse Society, Ohio Bird Conservation Initiative,  and Pheasants and Quail Forever, and Ohio’s SFI Implementation Committee.

 

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