Marne Titchenell, wildlife program specialist in CFAES’s School of Environment and Natural Resources, presents a free public program on bats from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center, 505 W. Whittier St., Columbus. Learn more.
Check out some holiday fun with science — reindeer DO go ‘click, click, click’; a reindeer can have a red nose — along with some cold reality: “Global Warming Threatens Caribou.” Reindeer are the same species as caribou, Rangifer tarandus.
Depending on the time of year, your true love can find up to three swans a-swimming in, a-flying over or a-breeding in Ohio. The tundra. The trumpeter. The mute. One is an invasive species. One is the result of a successful reintroduction. Read more beneath the “7 th day” heading (scroll down). (Photo: Trumpeter swans, iStock.)
In parks, on farm ponds, on putting greens, Canada geese (pictured) “can sometimes become a problem,” Marne Titchenell, CFAES wildlife program specialist, says. “But they’re a constant reminder that we’re capable of helping a species in serious decline recover, and recover well.” Read their story under the “6th day” heading (scroll down).
And: Get tips for when geese become less than a gift. (Photo: iStock.)
Do the “12 Days of Christmas” birds live in Ohio? Here’s the deal on calling birds (scroll down).
Ohio State, with CFAES’s involvement, has started the new Center for Human-Animal Interactions Research and Education — CHAIRE for short. Read the story.
Ohio has “partridges,” once had partridges and has pear trees. It’s a tale of quirky regional names, of wildlife management and habitat loss, and of the challenges of sustainable fruit production. Read more under the “1st day” heading. (Photo: iStock.)
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.
Conservation biologist Pete Marra, author of Cat Wars: The Devastating Consequences of a Cuddly Killer (2016, Princeton University Press), speaks twice at Ohio State next week: at the Tuesday, Nov. 7, breakfast program by the Environmental Professionals Network (EPN), and at the Wednesday, Nov. 8, annual conference of the Ohio Community Wildlife Cooperative.