Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Wildlife Diversity Conference - last call!

Wednesday, March 11 is the date of the annual Ohio Wildlife Diversity Conference and you won't want to miss it. The conference is held at the Aladdin Shriner's Complex at 3850 Stelzer Road in Columbus. All of the details are RIGHT HERE.

It is customary for the conference's organizer, the Ohio Division of Wildlife, to unveil something new and interesting at the event, and this year is no exception.

Voila! That's right - a publication on lichens! Wait'll you see this thing. Authored by lichenologist Ray Showman, with photographic contributions from Bob Klips, it reveals the beauty and importance of these interesting fungus/algae combo organisms. The guide is free, and all conference attendees get one.

Also to be debuted - again, free - is this artfully designed booklet that tells you the ins and outs of milkweeds, and how they relate to monarch butterflies. And much more, such as info on many other milkweed obligate insects, which milkweeds are indigenous to Ohio, and which of them might work best for the yardscape.

Walk-ins are more than welcome at the conference, but pre-registering is best. To register, just CLICK HERE.


1 comment:

Sue said...

I so wish I could go to that. The booklet on lichens looks fascinating.
I grow milkweed in my vegetable garden--it actually attracts pests AWAY from the veggies. Amazing plant, though if I'm not careful-it wants to take over!!