Saturday: See Earth-friendly insects up close

The Scarlet, Gray, and Green Fair on Saturday, April 23, will hold tours of the CFAES Wooster Campus’s new United Titanium Bug Zoo. You can get a sneak peek of what you can see on the tour in the video above. Or check out these photos and story in the Ohio State Alumni Magazine.

Tours will be offered, too, of the new building that the zoo is in, the Wooster Campus Science Building, which is LEED-certified. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.

Learn more about the Scarlet, Gray, and Green Fair.

‘I really appreciate having this support’

CFAES student Ansley Watkins helps lift others as she rises. And what helps make this possible are the scholarships she has gotten as a Buckeye. Read how donor support has helped her. Listen to her tell her story in the video above.

She is majoring in natural resource management in our School of Environment and Natural Resources.

Saturday: Plug in to Scarlet, Gray, and Green Fair

The CFAES Wooster Campus holds its 2022 Scarlet, Gray, and Green Fair this Saturday, April 23—following on Earth Day the day before. You’ll find exhibitors, speakers, tours, food, and more—all related to sustainability, all on a theme of “Green is for life!” Among other things, you can check out a gas-saving green car cruise-in. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Secrest Arboretum Welcome and Education Center. Admission is free.

Learn more about the Scarlet, Gray, and Green Fair.

Pretty, pretty, pretty … bad

“It’s a beautiful sight unless you consider that the magic carpet rolls over native spring wildflowers, particularly spring ephemerals”—trillium, mayapple, Virginia springbeauty, and others. CFAES’ Joe Boggs writes about the non-native, highly invasive lesser celandine plant (flowering in yellow in the photo above) in his article today on Buckeye Yard and Garden onLine. (Photo: John M. Randall, The Nature Conservancy,