Valley Grows calendar

Here are upcoming gardening events through the Ohio State University Trumbull County Extension Office. For more information and a complete list, contact the Extension Office, 520 W. Main St. Suite 1, Cortland, at 330-638-6783. All are free and held on Zoom video conference.

Office hours, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday and Thursday. Call for appointments.

Skulls Tell It All: Ohio Mammals

When: 11 a.m. Wednesday

What: By studying Ohio mammal skulls, we can label animals either predator or prey, and tell what they eat. With this information, we can identify relationships and habitats.

Info: 330-533-5538; register at https://go.osu.edu/skulls

Naturalist Series: How Do Animals Survive the Cold?

When: 6:30 p.m. Thursday

What: We will explore various strategies animals use to survive the cold. We will also discuss a few options to give them a helping hand, like feeding stations for birds. The speaker is Marne Titchenell, OSU Wildlife program specialist.

Info: 330-533-5538; registration at http://go.osu.edu/survivecold

Natural Calendar — Growing Degree Days

When: 11 a.m. Feb. 24

What: What triggers natural events each year? Learn the secret behind nature’s calendar. Find out what growing degree days are and how you can use them.

Info: 330-533-5538; register at https://go.osu.edu/naturalcalendar

Garden Art with Pam B: Garden Tool Planters

When: 3 p.m. March 3

What: Adding art to the garden helps us enjoy it even more. Join us for tips and tricks on taking old gardening tools and turning them into beautiful planters.

Info: 330-533-5538; register at https://go.osu.edu/gardentoolplanters

Naturalist Series: Tree Communications

When: 6 p.m. March 9

What: Ever wondered how trees handle their enemies? And if they talk to each other? Dr. Enrico Bonello shares these and other fascinating aspects of the natural world.

Info: 330-533-5538; register at https://go.osu.edu/treecommunication

Attracting and Raising Monarch Butterflies

What: 10 a.m. March 16

What: Discuss the plants you should have to bring in monarch butterflies for egg-laying, how to move the eggs into cages for safekeeping and how to nurture them for their transformation. Butterfly releasing will also be discussed.

Info: 330-533-5538; register at https://go.osu.edu/monarchs

Naturalist Series: Top 10 Native Perennials for Pollinators: Great Plants, Great Networks

When: 6 p.m. March 9

What: Learn how to select the best plants to benefit pollinators and other beneficial species when space is limited. Learn the Top 10 native perennials for hummingbirds, butterflies, bees and others.

Info: 330-533-5538; register at https://go.osu.edu/nativeperennials

Using Zoom

Until OSU Extension can resume face-to-face programming, events and classes will be virtual via the Zoom platform. Download the Zoom app or program by visiting the following link — https://zoom.us/support/download.


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