Thinking of pollinator habitat often conjures images of sunny fields full of native wildflowers. While this IS excellent habitat for many pollinators, so too is a diverse, sun-speckled woodland. Woodlands provide pollinators with nectar, pollen, shelter, and nesting sites, making them valuable - if not well-known - pollinator habitat.
In this day-long workshop, we will explore the woodlands around the OSU Mansfield campus for woodland pollinators and habitat features. The class will begin indoors with sessions on bees, butterflies, moths, hummingbirds, and forest management. After lunch, we will head outside, so bring comfortable walking shoes and be ready for a stroll through the woods.
8:30 Registration and light breakfast
9:00 Bees, Trees, and Phenology! Denise Ellsworth, OSU Extension
10:15 Lepidopterans (Butterflies, Moths, & Skippers) Ashley Kulhanek, OSU Extension
10:55 Hummingbirds: Nature’s Marathoners Marne Titchenell, OSU Extension
11:30 Forest Management for Pollinators Kathy Smith, OSU Extension
12:15 LUNCH - Provided
1:00 Outdoor Woodland Pollinator Walk Denise Ellsworth, Ashley Kulhanek, Marne Titchenell, and Kathy Smith
3:00 Return to classroom, wrap-up, & adjourn