Wildlife Topic of Virtual Evening Garden Affair

Monday, June 22, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Mark Badertscher
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Please fill out the pre-registration at https://go.osu.edu/eveninggardenaffair


Hardin County – The Hardin County Men’s Garden Club with the assistance of the Hardin County Master Gardeners are hosting “An Evening Garden Affair” on Monday evening June 22.  The event is from 7 to 8:30 pm and will feature Marne Titchenell of The Ohio State University with a program about dealing with wildlife in the garden.  Since the pandemic has prevented face to face programs, this Zoom virtual event will be available at no cost for gardeners to participate on their computer, smartphone, tablet, or attendees can listen in on their telephone.

With the growing season underway, now is the time to protect your garden from hungry critters!  We will spend some time identifying damage, before diving deep into prevention and management techniques.  The Hardin County Extension office often receives calls about preventing deer, raccoon, rabbits, and even groundhogs from doing damage to local gardens and landscapes.  Other pests of concern include chipmunks, squirrels, opossums, moles, woodpeckers, and even carpenter bees.  This program will address many of these concerns and provide solutions for management.

Marne Titchenell is an Extension Program Specialist in wildlife, with The Ohio State University.  She works within the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences in the School of Environment and Natural Resources.  She provides a variety of educational programs, workshops, conferences, and publications centered on wildlife ecology and biology, habitat management for wildlife, and managing nuisance wildlife species.


Gardeners interested in participating in this webinar must pre-register at https://go.osu.edu/eveninggardenaffair ahead of time for connection instructions.  For further information contact Mark Badertscher, Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Educator at 419-767-6037 or badertscher.4@osu.edu for assistance with participating in this virtual program.