Landscape for wildlife? Learn more at workshop

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COLUMBUS — A nice home landscape can be both a good place for people and also for wildlife. Start with specially chosen plants, said Marne Titchenell, a wildlife specialist with Ohio State University Extension, and go from there.

Joint workshop

She’ll speak on the topic at a joint Ohio/Kentucky/Indiana landowner workshop later this month.

“A number of trees, shrubs and flowering plants will attract wildlife, such as birds and butterflies, to a backyard,” said Titchenell, citing red oak and shagbark hickory as some of the trees, dogwoods and elderberry among the shrubs, and such flowers as asters and bee balm.

(Get OSU Extension’s full list of wildlife-friendly native trees and shrubs at http://go.osu.edu/CKc.)

Titchenell will present “Landscaping for Wildlife” at the Ohio River Valley Woodland and Wildlife Workshop March 26 in Carrollton, Ky., one of 17 sessions on the program.

The Ohio River Valley Woodland and Wildlife Workshop takes place at General Butler State Park in Carrollton, Ky., midway between Louisville and Cincinnati.

Most of the speakers will be from Purdue, Kentucky and Ohio State universities.

Topics

Get the full list of topics plus hours, directions and registration details at http://www.tristatewoods.org/. Registration costs $40. Online registration is available at the website.

For more information, call 859-257-7597 or e-mail forestry.extension@uky.edu.

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