“Winter means work for Lake Erie’s algae warriors,” said the headline of a Dec. 13 Toledo Blade story, which quoted, among others, Justin Chaffin, research coordinator at Ohio State’s Stone Lab, who has a partial appointment with CFAES. (Photo: Lake Erie, iStock.)
Nicole Sintov of CFAES’s School of Environment and Natural Resources, featured in our previous post, talks about what drives earth-friendly decisions in the video above.
Composting food scraps can prompt people to make other earth-friendly choices, according to new research led by Nicole Sintov (pictured) of CFAES’s School of Environment and Natural Resources.
Check out some holiday fun with science — reindeer DO go ‘click, click, click’; a reindeer can have a red nose — along with some cold reality: “Global Warming Threatens Caribou.” Reindeer are the same species as caribou, Rangifer tarandus.
Harmful algal blooms in rivers and streams are neither well-understood nor easily predicted, and CFAES researchers are hoping to change that. (Photo: Study leader Mazeika Sullivan in the Olentangy River by Ken Chamberlain, CFAES.)
Depending on the time of year, your true love can find up to three swans a-swimming in, a-flying over or a-breeding in Ohio. The tundra. The trumpeter. The mute. One is an invasive species. One is the result of a successful reintroduction. Read more beneath the “7 th day” heading (scroll down). (Photo: Trumpeter swans, iStock.)
The annual program, the same at each location, will feature educational sessions on maple production. It’s timed to help producers prepare for the coming season, which in Ohio may run from January through mid-March, depending on the weather. Both hobby and commercial producers are welcome.
The event’s sponsor is CFAES’s Ohio Maple Program.
Visit Secrest Arboretum and see 18 examples of big, tall, still-growing Christmas trees. Read more, get their GPS locations and see photos of all 18. (There’s a slideshow, too, of their needles close up.) The arboretum is on CFAES’s Wooster campus. (Photo: Eastern white pine, Ken Chamberlain, CFAES.)
In parks, on farm ponds, on putting greens, Canada geese (pictured) “can sometimes become a problem,” Marne Titchenell, CFAES wildlife program specialist, says. “But they’re a constant reminder that we’re capable of helping a species in serious decline recover, and recover well.” Read their story under the “6th day” heading (scroll down).
And: Get tips for when geese become less than a gift. (Photo: iStock.)