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The Naturalist Series invites subject matter experts to share their knowledge and research regarding different aspects of nature. Topics range from animals, plants, insects, and more. All these events are $5 ($30 for the whole series) and occur at 6:30 pm in the Mahoning County Extension Office. 

Naturalist Series:

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Skulls Tell It All

  • Stephanie Hughes, Master Gardener Volunteer and Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist 

  • Wednesday, March 20th, 6:30pm

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Update on Ticks in Ohio 

  • Tim McDermott, Extension Assistant Professor, Agriculture and Natural Resources

  • Wednesday, April 17th , 6:30pm

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Common Northeast Ohio Birds


What You Didn’t Learn Watching Batman


The Magic of Native Plants


Ohio’s Native Trees and the Roles They Play


Superheroes of the Bug World


Mahoning County Rocks 

  • Diana Alexander, Geologist and YSU Adjunct Faculty, Department of Physics, Astronomy, Geology, & Environmental Sciences (PAGES). 

  • Wednesday, October 23th, 6:30pm

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Weather, Climate, and Climate Change Impacts on the Environment

  • Aaron Wilson, State Climatologist of Ohio; Assistant Professor - Ag Weather and Climate Field Specialist, Department of Extension

  • Wednesday, November 20th, 6:30pm

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For a full listing and updates of events please visit