Today (April 23) is the deadline to register for “The Good, the Bad and the Hungry: Managing Wildlife Conflict Around Your Home,” a workshop offered by CFAES’s Ohio Woodland Stewards Program on Friday, April 27, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in 229 Riedl Hall, 1760 University Drive, at Ohio State’s Mansfield campus. Registration is $35 and includes lunch. Register online.
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.
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.
7 Examples of Ohio Salamanders Northern Neighbor The smallmouth salamander, which is marked by its small head, medium size and petite piehole, lives mainly in the northern half of Ohio in deciduous and swamp forests. (Photo: Brian MacGowan, Purdue University.) originaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AM width 2272 height 1704 Tail Tells the Tale The longtail salamander lives in eastern and southern Ohio. It prefers wet, shaded streams with large, flat rocks. Its tail can be two-thirds of its total length. (Photo: Brian MacGowan, Purdue University.) originaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AM width 2272 height 1704 Shades of Brown The northern dusky salamander also lives in eastern and southern Ohio — near wooded stream banks and underneath rocks, logs and old leaves. (Photo: Brian MacGowan, Purdue University.) originaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AM width 2272 height 1704 Ravine Resident Another species that calls eastern and southern Ohio home, the ravine salamander lives on forested hillsides and slopes, where it hides beneath rocks and logs. (Photo: Brian MacGowan, Purdue University.) originaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AM width 2272 height 1704 Two Lines, Two Species The closely related northern two-lined salamander and southern two-lined salamander get their names from the twin lines that extend from behind the eyes to the tip of the tail. (Photo: Brian MacGowan, Purdue University.) originaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AM width 2272 height 1704 Why They’re Called Mole Salamanders A smallmouth salamander burrows into soil. The smallmouth salamander belongs to a group called the mole salamanders, which have well-developed lungs and spend most of their lives underground. (Photo: Marne Titchenell, The Ohio State University.) focallength 26 flash 24 cameramake NIKON CORPORATION height 2592 fnumber 4.2 exposuretime 0.025 orientation 1 camerasoftware Ver.1.00 originaldate 3/17/2013 8:19:29 AM width 3872 cameramodel NIKON D3000 Eggs-ample Salamanders, like all amphibians, lay eggs enclosed in soft, gelatinous envelopes. Shown here are spotted salamander egg masses found in a woodland pool in southern Ohio. (Photo: Marne Titchenell, The Ohio State University.) cameramake Canon focallength 4.3 height 3000 fnumber 2.7 exposuretime 0.005 orientation 1 flash 24 originaldate 3/27/2013 2:26:13 AM width 4000 cameramodel Canon PowerShot ELPH
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 bulletin. Getting to Know Salamanders
Discount registration for the Ohio River Valley Woodland and Wildlife Workshop ends today, Feb. 28. Pull up more information. (Photo: iStock.)
The annual Ohio River Valley Woodland and Wildlife Workshop, aimed at landowners in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana but also for anyone else interested in conservation, is on March 17 near Cincinnati. CFAES is one of its sponsors. Read more about it. (Photo: Red trillium, Joshua Moore, iStock.)
Nothing says “Be my Valentine” like an urban coyote. Here’s what a CFAES study found. (Photo: iStock.)
Right now, before spring gets underway, is the best time to keep Canada geese off your property, CFAES specialists say. Continue reading
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.