Workshop: Get to know your woods and what lives there

Image of people exploring a woods 2Experts from three major universities (including Ohio State and specifically from CFAES) will teach about the trees, bees, birds, frogs, fungi and more on one’s land at the Ohio River Valley Woodland and Wildlife Workshop. It’s on April 2 in southeast Indiana’s Clifty Falls State Park.

“The program is designed to help landowners get the most out of their property,” said co-organizer Kathy Smith. Smith is CFAES’s forestry program director.

Ohio State is co-sponsoring the workshop along with Purdue University, the University of Kentucky, and the Indiana Forestry and Woodland Owners Association. The speakers will come from the three universities.

Included in the program, which runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., will be timely sessions on helping honey bees, controlling a pond’s algal blooms and managing the new deadly thousand cankers disease in walnut trees.

There will be sessions, too, on making a land plan, fighting invasive species, and providing habitat for reptiles and amphibians.

There’s even a session called “Fantastic Fungi” about mushrooms, such as morels.

Features 15 sessions, experts from 3 states

Registration is $55 and includes lunch. A complete list of all 15 sessions and speakers can be downloaded at A mailable registration form is included at that link, too. Online registration is available at

Clifty Falls State Park, which is at 1501 Green Road in Madison, Indiana, features a seven-story-deep, three-mile-long canyon and four major waterfalls.

For more information about registration, contact Liz Jackson,, 765-583-3501.

For details on the program, contact Rob Chapman,, 812-662-4999.

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