Speaking of urban wildlife, check out this video from yesterday’s Globe and Mail (Canada). Can two hungry, motivated raccoons break into Toronto’s new raccoon-proof garbage can?
Urban coyote expert Stan Gehrt of CFAES’s School of Environment and Natural Resources is quoted in a recent National Geographic story on how certain wild animals are adapting to living in cities. A mountain lion in front of the Hollywood sign? A coyote on a rooftop in New York City? Wild boars in Berlin? They’re there. There’s also a slideshow of city-dwellers from photographer Joel Sartore’s Photo Ark project. Sartore, you might remember, spoke at Ohio State last year. Learn about Gehrt’s coyote work here. (Photo: Coyote puppies, joelsartore.com.) (Tip o’ the headline hat to The Jam.)
The next Wooster Science Café is tonight. CFAES scientist Fred Michel will present “Reducing Our Carbon Footprint.” It’s at 7 p.m. at Muddy’s Restaurant, 335 E. Liberty St., in Wooster. Admission is free. Michel works for CFAES’s research arm, OARDC in Wooster, where he studies composting and bioenergy. He’s also president of the Wayne County Sustainable Energy Network. He spoke on the solar panels on his own home and car at last week’s Scarlet, Gray and Green Fair.
What can you do with your woods? On May 24, the Ohio Woodland Stewards Program is giving a workshop with that exact question as its title. Continue reading
… on the first Fridays of May, June and July at CFAES’s Ohio State University South Centers in Piketon.
At OARDC in Wooster, which is CFAES’s research arm, more than 600 crabapple trees like this one are starting to blossom and should be at their peak this weekend. (Photo: Royal Raindrops crabapple, Ken Chamberlain, CFAES.)
CFAES’s Kathy Smith and Marne Titchenell want to give honeysuckle the boot. Along with garlic mustard, autumn olive, buckthorn and many others. They’ll show how to do it in a workshop in northeast Ohio. Continue reading
Faculty with CFAES would like to help your organization learn to better implement, measure and evaluate sustainability efforts at a workshop on May 19 at Ohio State’s Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center. Continue reading