Here are the swans that a-swim in Ohio

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.)

Way more than 6 geese a-laying

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.)

Zoo crew at new center’s do; you too?

An African black-footed penguin, two-toed sloth, miniature horses and several companion dogs, to name-drop a few, have RSVPed to attend the Dec. 7 kickoff event for Ohio State’s new Center for Human-Animal Interactions Research and Education. Get details and a link so you can RSVP too (by Dec. 4).

Watch: Bats’ big benefits to people, especially to farming

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.

Hello, kitty. Let’s talk

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.

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