Waiter, there’s a bee on my screen

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 The Bees in Your Backyard: A Guide to North America’s Bees (Princeton University Press, 2015), which the Bookseller Buyer’s Guide calls “The ultimate bee book for bee enthusiasts and experts alike.”

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Speaking of salamanders (and their friends)

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.

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Salamander gander, part deux (slideshow)

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.

Spring means a salamander gander

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 Getting to Know Salamanders bulletin.

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Check out these students’ stories

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.)

So you want to learn more about butterflies

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.)

If you teach a person about fish

… 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.

This talk is rec’d for fish fans

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.)

Cool place to work, 4 jobs open

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.