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  1. Woolly Bear Caterpillars

    https://butler.osu.edu/news/woolly-bear-caterpillars

    a sheltered location, such as under the bark of a tree or under plant debris, where they can spend the winter ... often cited as predicting the severity of the coming winter.  It is claimed the longer the black ... portions at the end of the body the more severe will be the coming winter.  Research has debunked this ...

  2. Wild Ohio- Muskrat

    https://ocvn.osu.edu/news/wild-ohio-muskrat

    keeps the muskrats warm in winter, and the outer coat is made up of long, shiny waterproof hairs. The ...

  3. Its Still Slug Season

    https://guernsey.osu.edu/program-areas/master-gardener-volunteers/seasonal-gardening-tips/its-still-slug-season

    the winter in the soil. For this reason if you rake over the area where you saw slugs in the summer it ... will expose over wintering slugs and eggs, killing them. ...

  4. Birding for Beginners- Fox Sparrow

    https://ocvn.osu.edu/news/birding-beginners-fox-sparrow

    them in winter when the birds move into backyard thickets. http://vimeo.com/91546453 ...

  5. Eastern Skunk-cabbage: An Early Sign of Spring

    https://ocvn.osu.edu/news/eastern-skunk-cabbage-early-sign-spring

    http://jimmccormac.blogspot.com/2014/02/skunk-cabbage-is-up-spring-is-here.html Skunk Cabbage Flower Photo courtesy of Jim McCormac After a long, frosty snow-filled winter ... emergence sends a welcome message: Winter’s icy hold has been broken; warmer days are ahead. However, long ... beat other wildflowers to the punch? It blooms well before winter has abated, often forcing its spathes ...

  6. Lawns Coming Out of Winter

    https://turfdisease.osu.edu/news/lawns-coming-out-winter

    cover of snow in the winter. If the crowns of the grass plants were not eaten by the critters and are ... nimblewill (Muhlenbergia schreberi). Damaged spots from pet urine during the winter. If the salt levels are ...

  7. Brown Ring Patch/Waitea Patch

    https://turfdisease.osu.edu/news/brown-ring-patchwaitea-patch-2

    winter/spring to hot early summer like weather conditions, i.e. like we are having in Ohio this week. Even ...

  8. Owls of Ohio Jim McCormac, Ohio Division of Wildlife Webinar Recorded- January 15, 2014

    https://ocvn.osu.edu/news/owls-ohio-jim-mccormac-ohio-division-wildlife-webinar-recorded-january-15-2014

    ancient artists’ depicted owls in a cave in France. Owls are especially in the news this winter, due to ... owls in a cave in France. Owls are especially in the news this winter, due to a major Snowy Owl ...

  9. Pink Snow Mold and Red Thread Update

    https://turfdisease.osu.edu/news/pink-snow-mold-and-red-thread-update-0

    active on turf this winter and early spring. One is pink snow mold, also referred to as Microdochium ... winter and has been noted in many lawns in Ohio (see figures 3 and 4). How to Field Diagnose To help with ...

  10. Fall Gardening

    https://guernsey.osu.edu/program-areas/master-gardener-volunteers/seasonal-gardening-tips/fall-gardening

    established before the harshness of winter.  Do not fertilize fall-planted stock.  You still need to water the ... plants well, allowing them to recover from transplant shock and establish themselves before winter ... from the freezing and thawing cycle. If not established before winter comes, plants have a tendency to ...

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