Take a summer walk in Secrest

Secrest Arboretum, part of  CFAES’s Wooster campus, is hosting a free Guided Summer Walk on Friday, June 15.

Led by CFAES plant experts, the event, according to its website, will “call your attention to seasonal treasures and best practices for the landscape.”

Admission is free. It’s from 2-3:30 p.m. starting at the Seaman Orientation Plaza. Learn more.

‘What’s exciting is that it’s a natural product’

“We’re taking advantage of something plants have been doing for millions of years” — evolving chemicals to defend themselves from pests — “to hopefully get a leg up on mosquitoes.”

So says CFAES scientist Pete Piermarini, pictured, explaining a recent study. In it, he and scientist Liva Rakotondraibe of Ohio State’s College of Pharmacy discovered a possible new mosquito-fighting chemical in a plant from Madagascar.

Read the full story. (Photo: Ken Chamberlain, CFAES.)

Watch: ‘An amazing place’ for students, growing

Ohio State’s Student Farm is an “amazing place for students to learn how to grow their own food while getting more in touch with the environment.”

So says Maria Fredericks, an environmental policy major in CFAES’s School of Environment and Natural Resources and the farm’s outreach coordinator. She’s quoted in a story about the farm on the CFAES Stories website and speaks in the video above. Tasty extra: Find out about the farm’s CSA and farm stand.

This bird must be a Buckeye

Birds are “incredibly important in the overall functioning of various ecosystems,” says EnvironmentalScience.org.

On Saturday, June 9, you can see birds functioning within the specific ecosystem of CFAES’s Secrest Arboretum. Members of the Greater Mohican Aududon Society will lead a guided bird walk there from 9-11 a.m. Admission is free. The arboretum is on CFAES’s Wooster campus.

Get details. (Photo: Scarlet (but not much gray) tanager, iStock.).

And also there were snapping turtles

“Simply moving across the slick, gloopy wetlands was difficult.”

So says an article about how Ohio Sea Grant- and CFAES-affiliated researchers are helping The Nature Conservancy to (1) improve water quality and (2) give homes to fish and wildlife by restoring a large marshland near Lake Erie. (Photo: iStock.)

Here’s how CFAES is growing new scientists (and with them, sustainability)

Essentially all the winning research in CFAES’s 2018 Graduate Student Poster Competition, shown here, had connections to sustainability, whether agricultural, environmental, economic or all three. The competition, held at the April 27 CFAES Annual Research Conference, recognized outstanding research by CFAES graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and research assistants and associates. Check out the list of winners.

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