So, there’s a wildflower in Ohio named for its “resemblance to apair of upside-down pantaloons.” See it and more in “The Splendors of Spring—Part 2” (lots of great photos) by CFAES’ Carrie Brownon Buckeye Yard & Garden onLine. (Photo: Said pantaloon-resembling wildflower, Getty Images.)
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.
“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 celandineplant (flowering in yellow in the photo above) in his article today on Buckeye Yard and Garden onLine. (Photo: John M. Randall, The Nature Conservancy, Bugwood.org.)
Using GPS tags attached to the birds, associate professor Chris Tonra and graduate student Aaron Skinner, both of CFAES’ School of Environment and Natural Resources, helped discover some surprising facts about the long migrations that eastern whip-poor-willsmake from their Midwestern (including Ohio) breeding grounds.
The next monthly program by CFAES’ Environmental Professionals Network (EPN), “Coyotes, Coffee, and Carnivores” is Tuesday, Feb. 15, online or in person. The theme is “exploring human-animal coexistence in a crowded world.” The esteemed speaker lineup includes Stan Gehrt, CFAES’ own world-renowned expert on urban wildlife.