Camp Canopy Goes Virtual - Check It Out!

What began in 1950 as a young sapling, Camp Canopy (formerly known as Ohio Forestry & Wildlife Conservation Camp) has grown into a mighty oak as one of the most popular summer camps among high schoolers in Ohio, hosting 10,000+ campers since its inception. Many students have taken what they learned during their summer(s) spent at Camp Canopy and have gone on to study natural resource disciplines at their post-secondary institutions. Others have simply learned a ton of cool stuff related to forestry and wildlife in Ohio. Either way, Camp Canopy’s legacy will live on in generations of...
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Marne Titchenell

Turfgrass Times, 05.22 and 05.29 - A Two For One!

On Fridays, the OSU Turfgrass Team records their timely Turfgrass Times. Early in the season, the group recorded these video updates every other week, but as we are into the season, expect these turfgrass updates on a weekly basis. Team regulars included Dr. Karl Danneberger; Dr. David Gardner; Dr. Ed Nangle; Joe Rimelspach; Dr. Zane Raudenbush; Dr. Pamela Sherratt; and Dr. Dave Shetlar (aka the Bug Doc); and occassional special guests.
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Amy Stone

"Concrete Mites" Are Out: Look Before You Sit!

So-called "concrete mites" are making their annual appearance in southwest Ohio. These tiny, fast-moving bright red mites scurry around on sunny surfaces such as on picnic tables, patios, sidewalks, concrete retaining walls, and on the outside walls of homes and buildings. They are called concrete mites owing to the locations where they tend to congregate.
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Joe Boggs

Aphid Galls Rising on Elms

The leaves of native elms can look a bit bedraggled at this time of the year owing to the rise of pouch-like elm sack galls and the descriptively named elm cockscomb galls. Fortunately, neither of these aphid galls produce significant injury to the overall health of their elm tree host. Unfortunately, these odd-looking plant structures can spoil the aesthetics of their deep green elm leaf platforms.
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Joe Boggs

Yeasty Beasties, Slim Flux, and Other Natural Wonders

I came across a colorful agglomeration of slimy growth on a cut stem of wild grape (Vitis spp.) during a recent walk in a local park. With a little imagination, the shimmering mass took the form of a strange sea monster with a dripping nose, perhaps because of our high pollen count. Of course, I had a little fun with enhancing the effect.
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Joe Boggs