Gypsy Moth Spraying in Ohio

Very sorry about the short notice on this.  I just learned a few days ago.  It may interest some of you.   Complete links and maps at the bottom of the post.  Here are the open house dates in Hocking and nearby.

2016 Gypsy Moth Treatment Project – Open Houses

February 3, 2016


OSU Extension Office – Hocking County

150 North Homer Avenue

Logan, OH

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm


Lake Hope State Park Lodge

27331 State Route 278

McArthur, OH

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

February 4, 2016


ODNR Wildlife Office

360 East State Street

Athens, OH

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

ODA gypsy moth home page

Aerial Spray Map of Ohio

OCVN Advanced Training – Winter Tree Identification

A little less than a week left to sign up for the OCVN Advanced Training this Saturday, January 30th at Boch Hollow State Nature Preserve.

We will be doing winter tree identification using twigs sourced from the preserve by various morphology characteristics.

As of this morning only 6 spots were left so don’t dawdle!


OCVN Advanced Training

Greetings.  Here is an opportunity for OCVN continuing education


PROGRAM: Saturday, January 30, 10 – 2, Boch Hollow State Nature Preserve, “Advanced Training in Winter Tree Identification,” Collect and examine specimens and use key to identify. Bring a sack lunch. Space is limited so RSVP to Scott Cole at

Jim Osborn and others will provide the training.

Season extension for winter vegetables

One of the things about Ohio that makes it challenging to grow vegetables is the cold weather season.   Tomatoes, sugar snap peas and green beans come at you in bunches and then they are gone to be daydreamed about in winter.

There are however a few things you can do, and a few things you can grow if you use some tips and tricks of the trade.  I shot this video on January 4th in a light snow, about 20 degrees outside.

row cover video


Want to learn how to do this in your yard?  It is super easy and inexpensive.  I will be holding monthly backyard gardening classes in Hocking County starting in April. Watch this site for further information on the “Seed To Storage” program here at OSU Extension