In the 2011 video above, CFAES’s Marne Titchenell talks about bats, the spreading white nose syndrome disease that was and is killing them, and why losing our bats would be a bad thing indeed. (Hint: They gobble tons of farm pests.) She was quoted on the topic in an Oct. 30 CFAES press release and will speak on the topic during the Nov. 8 annual conference of the Ohio Community Wildlife Cooperative at Ohio State.
Remember your woodlot when managing your farm. That’s the advice of Pete Woyar, a professional forester, and Dave Apsley, a CFAES natural resources specialist. Woodlots, they say, while often neglected, offer ecological services and income potential. The two experts will talk about ways to manage your woodlot, how to do a forest inventory, and how to use that inventory to develop a plan and timetable for reaching your goals. “Sustainable Woodlot Management,” Session I B, 10:35-11:30 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 14, at the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association’s 36th annual conference. (Photo: Wavebreak Media.)