Hello Wild Side Readers!
I’ve been getting A LOT of questions lately on critters around homes causing problems. I recently gave a few webinars on this topic. Below you will find my presentation slides from Hardin County’s ‘An Evening Affair’ webinar on Monday, June 22, 2020. I’ve also recorded the same presentation here, for the Master Gardener Horticulture Lunch and Learn Series, in case you’d like to watch it.
In addition to my presentation slides, you will find additional resources that I referenced during my presentation.
- Wildlife Conflict in the Garden – presentation slides
- Coping with Canada Geese: Conflict Management and Damage Prevention Strategies
- Deer Resistant Plants List – by Garden Sites and Conditions
- Deer Resistant Landscape Plants – Rutgers (invasive plants are highlighted – I don’t recommend planting these as they can be aggressive or escape to natural areas)
- An Overview and Cost Analysis of Deer Repellents for Homeowners and Landowners
- Community Deer Advisor – Decision Support for Communities Managing Deer
- Urban Coyotes
- Community-Level Strategies for Urban Coyote Management
- USDA APHIS, Wildlife Damage Fact Sheet Series Internet Center for Wildlife Damage Management
- Ohio Woodland Stewards – Publications on Wildlife, Forestry, Invasive Species, and Ponds
- Deterring Nuisance Wildlife from Bird Feeders, University of Nebraska Extension
Websites, articles, and more:
- Grub control article on Buckeye Yard and Garden Line
- List of Ohio Nuisance Wild Animal Control Operators – ODNR, Division of Wildlife
- Leave it Wildlife – information on orphaned wildlife – ODNR, Division of Wildlife
- List of Ohio Wildlife Rehabilitators – ODNR, Division of Wildlife
- Reducing Bird Collisions with Windows
- Sparrow Spooker – tool to use on top of bluebird boxes to keep sparrows away. For more information on attracting birds to backyards, see this article.
- The Story of Chunk the Groundhog and coexisting with wildlife
Enjoy and good luck finding your level of coexistence with our backyard furry and feathered friends.
Wildlife Program Specialist