Today, March 3, is World Wildlife Day—a day, its website says, “to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild animals and plants.”
So, what’s your favorite wild animal or plant, and why—whether in Ohio, North America, or anywhere on the planet? Write your answer in “Leave a comment.”
Me, I’ll keep it close to home and split my vote for two locals—the familiar eastern fox squirrel and the stolid, beatific American toad, the first wild animals I got to know well as a kid growing up in the suburbs.
(Photo: Getty Images.)
Youngstown Vindicator, Jan. 10; research involving Stan Gehrt, School of Environment and Natural Resources, cited
Business First, Jan. 8, 2021
Toledo Blade, Jan. 4; Aaron Wilson, OSU Extension, cited
Sales of real Christmas trees “are booming as pandemic-weary Americans seek solace,” said a recent headline in the New York Times.
That’s good news for Christmas tree growers, like these in Ohio. But in the interest of recycling and reducing solid waste, what are some good green options to do with a Christmas tree after Christmas?
Here are suggestions from three CFAES experts.
WOSU, Nov. 30; featuring Brent Sohngen, Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics
CBS Sunday Morning, Nov. 29; featuring Stan Gehrt, School of Environment and Natural Resources
Columbus Dispatch, Nov. 26
Pumpkins rotting in landfills produce methane, a climate change-causing greenhouse gas, and an especially scary one at that—it’s 20 times stronger than carbon dioxide.
So, if you don’t send your old pumpkin out in the trash, destined for burial in a landfill, what’s the best thing you can do with it?
We talked to three experts from CFAES for options. Spoiler alert: Sometimes (dun dun dun) they come back.
CFAES’ Gwynne Conservation Area hosted a robust lineup of talks during this year’s virtual Farm Science Review, Sept. 22–24, and if you missed them during their livestreams, you’re in luck. You can watch the recordings—on topics covering forages, grazing, aquatics, woodlands, and wildlife—for free at the Review’s website, fsr.osu.edu.
The Wooster Science Café resumes virtually from 7–8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, when the College of Wooster’s Rick Lehtinen presents “Getting to Know the Neighbors: Squirrels, Obsessions, and Long-term Data.”
CFAES’ Gwynne Conservation Area is hosting three series of talks during Farm Science Review—Woodlands, Wildlife and Aquatics, and Forages and Grazing—and a highlight of each series will be a live 30-minute session with professionals working in that industry. It’s a chance for you to ask questions and get answers from experts who know what you’re talking about.
If birds are your passion, there’s plenty to tune into during CFAES’ virtual Farm Science Review, Sept. 22–24.
If you own a woods and would like to know more about it, make it more sustainable, make more money from it, or all three, then check out these talks during Farm Science Review, Sept. 22–24. The Review’s Gwynne Conservation Area is organizing the lineup, along with series on forages and grazing and also on wildlife and aquatics.