The Snow Moon

The Snow Moon

When: Friday, 7–8:30 p.m.

What: We can’t promise the cold, crunchy stuff, but discover why some native American tribes referred to this month’s moon as the “Snow Moon.”

Where: Ford Nature Center, 840 Old Furnace Road, Youngstown.

Details: Moderate difficulty, 2 miles.

Info: Call 330-740-7107

Birds of Winter: Bird Watching 101

When: Monday

What: Join Jeff Harvey from Birds Unlimited to learn to identify birds in your backyard this winter and what to feed them. Will include segment on planting to attract birds and tips to deter squirrels by Marilyn McKinley, Ohio certified volunteer naturalist.

Cost: $15.

Info: Call 330-533-5538


When: March 4-6

What: Join Friends of Fellows Riverside Gardens for three-day garden tour to explore world’s oldest and largest indoor flower show. Theme this year is “Explore America – 100 Years of the National Park Service.” With stops at Winterthur Museum Garden & Library to see famous March Bank in bloom and Longwood Gardens to experience Orchid Extravaganza. Time allotted Saturday to explore Philadelphia on your own.

Cost: $575; FFRG, $525; includes transportation, admissions, lodging, most meals.

Details: Registration deadline is Jan. 31 by calling or visiting Fellows Riverside Gardens, McKinley Avenue, Youngstown, 330-740-7116.

Jewels of Winter Orchid Exhibit

When: Feb. 2–March 13, Tuesdays–Sundays, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

What: Let these jewels of the plant world dazzle you. During the heart of winter, find the spirit of the tropics at the Davis Center as you observe these exotic beauties on display. Bring your camera, as there will be plenty of amazing flowers to photograph.

Where: Fellows Riverside Gardens, McKinley Avenue, Youngstown.

Info: Call 330-740-7116

Orchid Walk-Up Clinic

When: Feb. 2, 6–8 p.m.

What: Bring your orchids and have an expert look at your plant, talk about its culture, help you repot it if necessary. Pots and orchid bark mix are available to purchase through the gift shop during regular business hours, or you may bring your own bark mix and clean pots.

Where: Fellows Riverside Gardens, McKinley Avenue, Youngstown.

Cost: Free

Details: Drop-in.

Info: Call 330-740-7116

11th Annual Winter Seminar

When: Feb. 20, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

What: Men’s Garden Club of Youngstown hosts speakers to help you explore ways to make your garden attractive, appealing, alluring and fascinating. Speakers’ books will be available for purchase.

Where: Fellows Riverside Gardens.

Details: Registration is $50 by Feb. 8.

Info: Visit

For a complete listing of OSU Extension programs (Ag, 4-H, FCS):

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