“The wriggling Rembrandts will ‘crawl through kid-safe and maggot-safe paint, leaving behind painted trails.’ ”
Insect Night, whose stars include fireflies and artistic maggots, is Saturday, June 30, in Wooster. (Photo: iStock.)
CFAES’s 2018 Bee Lab Webinar Series kicks off when biologist-author Olivia Carril presents “Identifying Common Bees of the Great Lakes Region” from 9-10 a.m., April 18. Carril is the co-author of (Princeton University Press, 2015), which the Bookseller Buyer’s Guide calls “The ultimate bee book for bee enthusiasts and experts alike.” The Bees in Your Backyard: A Guide to North America’s Bees
The 2018 Ohio Amphibian and Reptile Conference is tomorrow, Tuesday, March 20, in the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center on Ohio State’s Columbus campus. Online registration has ended, but you can still register at the door, space permitting ($45; $25 for students; lunch not included). Learn more.
See seven Ohio salamanders in the slideshow below, whose photos come from CFAES’s
Getting to Know Salamanders in Ohio bulletin, now out of print but available as a PDF.
7 Examples of Ohio Salamanders Northern Neighbor The smallmouth salamander, which is marked by its small head, medium size and petite piehole, lives mainly in the northern half of Ohio in deciduous and swamp forests. (Photo: Brian MacGowan, Purdue University.) originaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AM width 2272 height 1704 Tail Tells the Tale The longtail salamander lives in eastern and southern Ohio. It prefers wet, shaded streams with large, flat rocks. Its tail can be two-thirds of its total length. (Photo: Brian MacGowan, Purdue University.) originaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AM width 2272 height 1704 Shades of Brown The northern dusky salamander also lives in eastern and southern Ohio — near wooded stream banks and underneath rocks, logs and old leaves. (Photo: Brian MacGowan, Purdue University.) originaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AM width 2272 height 1704 Ravine Resident Another species that calls eastern and southern Ohio home, the ravine salamander lives on forested hillsides and slopes, where it hides beneath rocks and logs. (Photo: Brian MacGowan, Purdue University.) originaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AM width 2272 height 1704 Two Lines, Two Species The closely related northern two-lined salamander and southern two-lined salamander get their names from the twin lines that extend from behind the eyes to the tip of the tail. (Photo: Brian MacGowan, Purdue University.) originaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AM width 2272 height 1704 Why They’re Called Mole Salamanders A smallmouth salamander burrows into soil. The smallmouth salamander belongs to a group called the mole salamanders, which have well-developed lungs and spend most of their lives underground. (Photo: Marne Titchenell, The Ohio State University.) focallength 26 flash 24 cameramake NIKON CORPORATION height 2592 fnumber 4.2 exposuretime 0.025 orientation 1 camerasoftware Ver.1.00 originaldate 3/17/2013 8:19:29 AM width 3872 cameramodel NIKON D3000 Eggs-ample Salamanders, like all amphibians, lay eggs enclosed in soft, gelatinous envelopes. Shown here are spotted salamander egg masses found in a woodland pool in southern Ohio. (Photo: Marne Titchenell, The Ohio State University.) cameramake Canon focallength 4.3 height 3000 fnumber 2.7 exposuretime 0.005 orientation 1 flash 24 originaldate 3/27/2013 2:26:13 AM width 4000 cameramodel Canon PowerShot ELPH
Matt Reese of Ohio’s Country Journal recently went on his first salamander search and “ could not believe what we found!” He quotes Marne Titchenell, wildlife specialist in CFAES’s School of Environment and Natural Resources, and mentions the college’s bulletin. Getting to Know Salamanders
Discover Stone Lab’s Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program through the eyes of three students from CFAES. Then, after you do, check out the rest of CFAES’s engaging new Stories website.
Stone Lab is
Ohio State’s water science-focused campus on (and in) Lake Erie. (Photo: CFAES REU student Madeline Lambrix, Ken Chamberlain, CFAES.)
Today, March 14, is National Learn About Butterflies Day, and one way you can do just that is to bookmark TheBuzz@OSU and visit often. It’s a blog run by Denise Ellsworth, director of CFAES’s Honey Bee and Native Pollinator Education program, and it’s full of news about pollinators, both the kind that buzz and the ones with big, colorful wings.
Another way: Check out a butterfly-boosting CFAES fact sheet, written by Denise, too, that can
help you make your spring planting plans. (Photo: sindlera, iStock.)
… you feed them for a lifetime. Congratulations to CFAES’s
Suzanne Gray, assistant professor of aquatic physiological ecology, School of Environment and Natural Resources, who today was named a recipient of Ohio State’s top honor for teaching. Gray is the fourth from the left.
Florida International University’s Jennifer Rehage presents “Understanding the Dynamics and Sustainability of Recreational Fisheries: Patterns, Drivers, Space and Time in Bonefish (Albula vulpes) in South Florida” from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Feb. 8 in 164 Howlett Hall, 2001 Fyffe Road, on Ohio State’s Columbus campus. Learn more.
Her talk is part of a seminar series hosted by CFAES’s
School of Environment and Natural Resources.
For background, read Global FlyFisher’s
quick treatise on bonefish biology. (Photo: A totally cool-looking bonefish, iStock.)
Stone Lab, Ohio State’s island campus at Put-in-Bay on Lake Erie, has four research aide jobs open. Two will
help the lab’s research coordinator, including by collecting water samples by boat, helping run experiments and reporting data. One will run the Aquatic Visitors Center. One will work as a general research assistant, including on efforts to conserve the Lake Erie water snake.
Visit the lab’s website.