Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Ohio Natural History Conference Take II

More info has come in regarding the lineup for this year's Ohio Natural History Conference. Short presentations will cover ants; the Ohio Breeding Bird Atlas; Emerald Ash Borer; Painted Turtles; crickets, grasshoppers, and katydids in Adams County; Lark Sparrows; and advanced leaf-out in woodlands. Whew - that's a lot of ground to cover, but that's why the conference is titled as it is. I know a number of the presenters and the talks are sure to be interesting.

There are also a number of intriguing poster presentations. You'll certainly want to check the one on Diastata repleta. These fascinating, miniscule insects are noteworthy for their consumption of feces. Other poster topics include caves; isopods; logging impacts on mosses; Prairie-dock systematics; and a survey of invertebrates at Dike 14 (famed Cleveland birding locale).

February 16 is the date, and the magnificent Ohio Historical Society building in Columbus is the venue. For additional information and to register, go right here. Ohio has a wealth of natural history, and this conference does a good job sampling its varied aspects. Hope to see you there.

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