1st part of Birding 101 series is Saturday


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Birding 101: The Basics

When: Saturday, 8:30-11 a.m.

What: The first part of our Birding 101 series. If you’re new to birding or just want to sharpen your skills, join naturalist Nick Parish to learn effective skills in bird identification, as well as practice those new skills at our feeder station.

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

Cost: Free

Details: Binoculars recommended.

Info: Call Ford Nature Center at 330-740-7107.

Hooked on Fishing

When: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

What: Join the MetroParks Police as they teach children about the sport of fishing in this Derby-style event.

Where: MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield.

Cost: Free

Details: All ages welcome.

Info: Call MetroParks Police at 330-740-7102.

Urban Farm Tour

When: Monday, 6-8 p.m.

What: Join us at Mineral Springs Community Garden to learn about getting started with a vegetable garden, from planting to weed care and disease control. We’ll prune fruit trees at this site.

Where: 723 Mineral Springs Ave., Youngstown.

Info: Visit http://go.osu.edu/localflavor2018 or call 330-533-5538.

Herbs for Pollinator Conservation

When: June 18, 9:30 a.m.-noon.

What: What is your role in pollinator conservation? Learn what types of herbs attract pollinators and ensure they’ll stick around for generations.

Cost: $15, includes refreshments and handouts.

Details: Visit http://go.osu.edu/herbsandbees

Community Garden & Urban Farm Tour

When: June 18, 6-8 p.m.

What: Join us at Paul C. Bunn School to learn about getting started with a vegetable garden, from planting to weed care and disease control. We’ll prune fruit trees at this site.

Where: 1825 Sequoya Drive Youngstown.

Info: Visit http://go.osu.edu/localflavor2018 or call 330-533-5538.

Gardening for Pollinators

When: June 26, 6-7:30 p.m.

What: Join OSU Extension’s pollinator guru, Denise Ellsworth, to learn the best plants for pollinators, how to identify different pollinators and doing your part for pollinator habitat.

Location: Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown.

Details: Register by calling 330-533-5538.

Info: Visit http://go.osu.edu/pollinatorplans.

Growing, Preserving

When: June 28, 1-4 p.m.

What: This is the first class in a three-series program. It is geared to teach those who are new to home canning the basics and provide a refresher to experienced home canners. Participants may also have their pressure canners tested for safety and dial gauge pressure canners tested for accuracy before the programs.

Cost: $15

Info: Visit http://go.osu.edu/jamjelly or call 330-533-5538.

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