Columbus Urban Heat Island Study – by David Celebrezze
Monday, March 6 – 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Feb. 27, 2023 Foraging in the Watershed – FLOW volunteer David Williams
Unfortunately we were not able to save a video of this presentation. The slides used in the presentation can be viewed HERE.
Have you ever walked past a stand of Sumac or Elderberry or through a grove of Hickory, Maple, or Oak? Have you trod close enough to the water to see Cattails or deep enough in the woods to see blooming Spicebush or through the prairie and the alluring colors of Bee Balm and Cone Flowers? If you answered yes to any of these then congrats! You’ve seen a Native Edible Plant! We learned how to identify more plants and how to properly harvest them. We also learned more about America’s native sugar producer, the Maple tree! Did you know that it takes roughly 35 gallons of sap to get a gallon of syrup?
FLOW webinar “Converting Turf Grass to Pollinator Garden”
Yard turf does not provide much support to native ecosystems, and often causes environmental problems when it is fertilized or sprayed with herbicides. Increasingly residents here in Central Ohio and throughout the Midwest are converting grass areas in their yard to native pollinator-frie
Our guest speaker is Leslie Shad. Leslie is focused on a sustainable future for people and wild things. She founded and leads Natural Habitat Evanston, serves on the board of Citizens’ Greener Evanston (CGE) (and is Secretary of the board), volunteers in various local park restoration efforts, and is actively engaged with local groups including Bird-Friendly Evanston, the League of Women Voters-Evanston
If you prefer, you can view the Turf Grass webinar slides here.
FLOW Webinar Nov. 16, 2022: Give me Shelter: Supporting Wildlife in the Watershed Year Round”
Rebecca Rose is the conservation liaison for the Ohio Wildlife Center. She joined the OWC team in 2019 after retiring from the Columbus Zoo where she served as the Zoo’s field conservation officer. She shares her expertise in the areas of wildlife conservation and rehabilitation.
Storm Water Awareness webinar – Oct. 17, 2022
Storm water issues are an increasing problem as increased development in Central Ohio adds impervious surfaces that can’t absorb rainwater, and more severe storms stress already overloaded storm sewers. Dave Reutter of Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District speaks about how storm water affects us all and how you can help prevent ecosystem damage from excess runoff.