January Inning: “Back Yard Wildlife”

When: Monday, January 5th, 2015, 7:00 – 8:55 PM

Where: At the Dan Beard Boy Scout Council (10078 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH)

SpeakersCarol Mundy

Title“Back Yard Wildlife”

Descriptions:

WHOSE YARD IS IT ANYWAY? You have the yard just the way you like it when the drama begins…flower heads are eaten, trees have been rubbed raw, and bark has been stripped. You see holes in the ground, nests in the shrubs and babies under the deck! Wildlife has moved in and you’re thinking “whose yard is it anyway?” We’ll discuss many aspects of dealing with wildlife in your home landscape.

Background: Carol holds a degree in Animal Health from U.C.. She recently retired from the Great Parks of Hamilton county, as a Naturalist and Head of Education for Glenwood Gardens. She’s been involved in education via radio since 1997 when she became a regular guest on the Denny McKeown Gardening Program, where she answered questions and helped people with urban wildlife issues. (In 2004 she authored the “Herb” chapter of the revised edition of “The Gardening Book for Ohio” for Denny McKeown). Today she hosts a weekly radio program called “Outdoor Life” on WMKV in Cincinnati.

Formerly she’s been a nature columnist and writer for Fifty Plus Magazine where she brought to light the wonderful, but often overlooked aspects of nature in our everyday life. She taught classes about wildlife and native plants for the University of Cincinnati’s Horticulture Degree program for nearly ten years. When the grand steamboats were in operation, she was known as the “Steamboatin’ Naturalist” when she was a nature lecturer for the Delta Queen Steamboat Company. Carol has been awarded the Citation for Horticulture Education from the Garden Club of Ohio. She’s been a speaker at many local and national groups including the National Youth and Children’s Gardening Symposium for the American Horticultural Society, the National Wildlife Rehabiltator’s Association, the Herb Society of America, National Conference for Wild Ones Native Plant Association, and the Midwest Native Plant Conference as well as many, many local groups of all sorts!

Carol is a Naturalist, Speaker and Writer. She has three grown daughters, who live in Cincinnati, and she is the grandmother of three! She lives in Forest Park, Ohio with her husband James who shares her enthusiasm for nature by capturing images as a nature photographer. See some of his incredible images at www.naturesarkphotography.com .