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Buckeye Lady Beetle Blitz and Good Garden Bugs Workshop

May 21, 2015 (All day)
Cuyahoga County Extension Office - 5320 Stanard Ave, Cleveland, OH 44103
Chelsea Smith
330-202-3555 x2583

The Ag-Urban Landscape Ecology Lab is hosting three sessions of a workshop this year in May to kick off The Buckeye Lady Beetle Blitz 2015. This workshop will focus on training for our Buckeye Lady Beetle Blitz citizen science project. We will provide a review of lady beetle identification and sampling procedures, and distribute the 2015 toolkits. Dr. Mary Gardiner will also cover information from her new book, Good Garden Bugs, due out this May. Participants will learn about the diversity of beneficial arthropods that inhabit their garden. A flier is attached with additional information, and even more can found online at

Send any questions to Chelsea Smith (, 330-202-3555 x2583).

  • May 14 – Wooster, OARDC's Fisher Auditorium, 1680 Madison Ave, Wooster, OH 44691
  • May 21 – Cleveland, Cuyahoga County Extension office, 5320 Stanard Ave., Cleveland, OH 44103
  • May 27 – Dayton, Montgomery County fairgrounds, 1001 South Main Street, Dayton, OH 45409

Pre-registration is required. The cost for the workshop is $20; write checks to The Ohio State University. The registration fee includes workshop attendance, beverages, and BLBB sampling kits. Lunch will NOT be provided. Participants can bring a brown bag lunch or visit a local restaurant (a list of local options will be provided).

Send your registration form in at least three days before the workshop you are attending. Click HERE for the registration form: and send it by email* to Chelsea Smith. If mailing registration, send to: Chelsea Smith, 1680 Madison Ave, Thorne Hall, Wooster, OH 44691.

*If you are emailing the form, follow these steps: 1) fill out the PDF, 2) save the PDF as a file on your computer, 3) open the file to confirm that your entries were saved, 4) attach the saved completed PDF file to an email and send it to