Past Events

  1. Feb 16, 2024, 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Learn the basics of vernal pool hydrology, ecology, and habitat with MAD Scientist Associates and OSU Lecturer, Mark Dilley. Mark will share recommendations for protecting and enhancing vernal pools and how landowners can create functional vernal pools on their property

  2. Jan 29, 2024, 6:30pm - 9:00pm

    Do you have maple trees in your yard? Want to know how to harvest maple sap and turn it into syrup, candy etc.? Then this class is for you. We will focus on what to tap, how to tap and how to take that sap and turn it into a sweet treat. This class is geared more towards the backyard operation with just a few taps.

  3. Jan 9, 2024, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    UPDATE: This class is full. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, click the registration link above. Thank you! Spend the evening with OSU Extension’s Marne Titchenell and Carrie Brown as we go on the prowl for Ohio’s owls! Join us for hot drinks and tasty treats, as we chat about owl species and ecology, then hike into the woods to call in these silent hunters.

  4. Dec 9, 2023, 8:30am - 4:00pm

    Join us for our annual Ohio Maple Days event - A Day for Maple.  Topics covered in the morning include weather impacts, spotted lanternfly impacts on sap, labeling regulations, and tubing installation.  The afternoon offers talks for both current and future producers.  Want to get started making syrup?  From tapping a few trees in the yard to a few trees in the woods the beginner track of talks are for you.  Been tapping for a while and want to improve the operation?  The talks in the advanced track are for you.  Feel free to travel between sessions.

  5. Dec 8, 2023, 1:00pm - 4:30pm

    Are you looking for a way to expand your maple business? Looking for a way to transform maple syrup into some tasty treats?  Join a variety of Ohio Maple Producers Association members for this workshop on value added products utilizing maple syrup. Topics covered will include making:      Granulated maple sugar        Maple candy      Maple cream      Maple infused breakfast sausage      Maple cotton candy As a bonus participate in a maple tasting contest. Taste syrup from a variety of Ohio producers.

  6. Dec 1, 2023, 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Join OSU's Forest Entomologist, Sam Ward to explore why we have so many insect invaders.  Globalization has facilitated the unintentional and international movement of insects. Many of these invading species have been forest insects, due to the exchange of live plants and widespread use of wood packaging materials in global trade. This talk will cover the patterns and processes that have shaped forest insect invasions in the United States, emphasizing the state of Ohio.  

  7. Nov 29, 2023, 10:00am - 3:00pm

    We have shared our landscapes with wild animals, including predators, throughout our history. The relationships we've had with them have evolved over the years, rooted in learned behavior and at times, fear. As we continue to develop and urbanize our country, predators are being forced to overcome their fear of us in search of new spaces to live.

  8. Nov 3, 2023, 10:00am - 12:00pm

      White rots, brown rots, heart rot, oh my! Join Erika Lyon, OSU Extension Education for Jefferson and Harrison Counties, as we learn about these fungal structural designers found in woodlands across the state and their overall role in forest health.

  9. Nov 1, 2023, 10:00am - 3:00pm

    Invasive species dominate the conversation with woodland owners and landowners across the state.  While there may be visible signs of these pests, sometimes we can’t readily see some of their impacts on the landscape.  This class will try to point out what the impacts are as we look at managing our natural resources in the future.

  10. Oct 27, 2023, 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Join us during Bat Week on October 27th for our Friday’s Escape to the Forest webinar.  Join Marne Titchenell, OSU Extension Wildlife Program Director, along with Eileen Wyza, Wildlife Biologist with the ODNR-Division of Wildlife, and Angela Boyer, Endangered Species Coordinator with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, as we discuss the ecology and status of bats in Ohio and how forest landowners can support bats on their property.