Dealing with Wildlife: Geese, Moles, Voles, and other Wildlife

Hello Wild Side Readers,

If you are new to this blog, I share information on Ohio’s wildlife, but as an educator, I also create posts related to education events I present at. Recently, I presented at the 2023 Ohio Turf Foundation and Green Industry Short Course annual conference. I presented two topics – one was on Canadian geese and the other on Moles, Voles, and Other Holes in Your Landscape. Below are the slide sets for both presentations, as well as additional information that I referenced during my presentations.

In addition, I also included some information on raccoons and skunks as I realize they too, can be an issue in turf and I have presented on them in past years. I hope these resources are helpful, and if you have questions, please feel free to reach out to me (my contact info is at the end of each slide set).  Enjoy!

Marne Titchenell
Wildlife Program Director, OSU Extension
School of Environment and Natural Resources
College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences


Canada Geese – Slide set from 2023 OTF/GISC Conference

Moles, Voles, and Other Holes in Your Landscape – Slide set from 2023 OTF/GISC Conference

Additional information on Geese:

Additional information on moles, voles, and other:

Information on raccoons and skunks:

Dealing with Wildlife: Raccoons, Skunks, Moles, Voles, & Geese – Slide set from 2021 OTF/GISC Conference – one of the best resources for information on a variety of trail cameras

White Grub Management – Buckeye Yard and Garden Online article

List of Nuisance Wild Animal Control Operators – ODNR, Division of Wildlife

Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife – Nuisance Wildlife Resources